There are a few life-changing experiences in the adult life. Two fantastic pillows, one mattress pad that inspires me to actually rush home for bed, and, above all else, weighted blankets.
I got sleeping under a 15-pound weight. And an improvement to sleep impacts every area of your life; with deeper, more restful shut-eye, I was finding I had more energy during the day and I was looking forward to it.
If you're in the early stages of researching the right one for yourself, you've probably already run the name Gravity Blankets. It's a Kickstarter-alum that now sells one of the most popular and luxurious options on the market. We ranked their original Gravity Blanket ($ 249). However, sleeping under an adult dense, adult-sized weight is not always appealing to those who sleep, or who has the idea of blasting the AC and running the energy bill over the summer. For them, Gravity just released a new Cooling Blanket ($ 259). To see if it could actually hold up on a swampy summer night, I tried it in my small NYC apartment that suffers from a greenhouse effect with its heat.
Another thing worth mentioning if you're going to drop $ 200 + on a blanket is that's it by far the most aesthetically pleasing weighted blanket I've ever used. If you care about the overall aesthetic of your room, and the rest of it sounds justifiable to you, this is the one undetectable. It looks fresh and crisp – like any other quilt.
The Bottom Line
The New Cooling Blanket is worth it for a good night's sleep.
There are under- $ 100 options on Amazon – like this $ 60 version I also own and love – though you 've been given some alternative before giving the dream of owning a weighted blanket ll probably need to throw on the AC in the summer if you plan to use it then (and once you start it's hard to stop, so I'd plan for that). Your budget and needs will determine what's the best deal for you, but, regardless of which one you choose, I could not recommend trying a weighted blanket highly enough.
Shop the New Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket, available at Gravity Blankets, $ 259