Over the past couple of years, weighted blankets have surged in popularity as a means to combat sleeplessness caused by insomnia, anxiety or stress.
And now one of these blankets is causing a stir among shoppers on Amazon, with reviewers describing it as a ‘life-changer’, ‘super snuggly’, and the greatest thing ever’.
The Quility Premium Weighted Blanket, which starts at just $59.70 for a kids’ blanket and $99.70 for the adults’ version, promises to emulate ‘the feeling of a comforting hug’, which can help you fall asleep faster and sleep better throughout the night.
Reviewers on Amazon seem to agree that it more than lives up to the claims. The blanket has notched up nearly 7,000 reviews, 88 per cent of which give it a full five star rating.
One particularly enthusiastic customer stated: ‘I cannot say how absolutely wonderful this blanket has been in my sleep!!!! I HAVE NEVER SLEPT BETTER! Truly, truly, the best sleep I have ever had and I have tossed and turned my whole life. I wake up (which is difficult, as I sleep so soundly) feeling REFRESHED! This blanket has changed my life.
Another raved: ‘Wow!!!! The blanket puts me right to sleep. I wake up refreshed with no hesitation to start my day. It’s my new best friend.’
Fans of the Quility products have shared photos of themselves, their kids, and their pets enjoying the blankets on Amazon alongside their reviews
Fans of the Quility products have shared photos of themselves, their kids and their pets enjoying the blankets on Amazon alongside their reviews.
Contented customers emphasize how secure and comfortable the blankets make them feel, reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, and helping them to sleep through the night.
Weighty blankets have been utilized as therapeutic tools for decades, with specialists using them to help children with autism, ADHD, and other sensory disorders.
The Quility Premium Weighted Blanket promises to emulate ‘the feeling of a comforting hug’, which can help you fall asleep faster and sleep better throughout the night
Contented customers emphasize how secure and comfortable the blankets make them feel, reducing feeling of stress and anxiety, and helping them sleep through the night
The blanket has notched up nearly 7,000 reviews on Amazon, 88 per cent of which give it a full five star rating
The sense of pressure they create is believed to help an individual relax, relieving feelings of stress and anxiety, and easing sleeplessness.
Although there is little scientific data available on how effective the blankets are, many users swear by them as a means to calm and comfort restless sleepers.
But in case this weighted blanket isn’t the perfect choice for you, we’ve rounded up five other best sellers available online that should help make sleeplessness a thing of the past.
The Baloo weighted blankets are not only comfy and stylish, but they’re a good choice for the environmentally conscious as the brand is committed to being both luxurious and eco-friendly. The blankets are made from Oeko-Tex chemical-free breathable cotton and are filled with lead-free glass microbeads rather than plastic.
Another hugely popular choice on Amazon, the YnM Weighted Blanket starts at just $49.90 for the kids’ product, making it an affordable option without scrimping on quality. The blanket comes with rave reviews on Amazon, with nearly three-quarters of the 3,057 reviewers awarding it a full five stars, and customers noting that it works particularly well for hot sleepers.
This chunky Bearby blanket is at the higher end of the scale when it comes to price, but it is also one of the most attractive weighted blankets you can find. The Napper is naturally weighted using layers of soft organic cotton, so it doesn’t contain any artificial filling materials and also features a stylish yarn weave.
The Gravity Blanket is considered to be the product that started the trend for weighted blankets after it was launched as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 and raised more than more than $4.7 million from nearly 24,000 backers. The company now sells a range of products, including a weighted face mask, a cooling blanket, and cozy faux fur duvet covers.
Another good option if you’re concerned about the eco credentials of your weighted blanket, this bamboo version from truHugs is made with a diverse textile mix including 100 per cent biodegradable renewable materials. It is also designed to have a luxurious feel, as it is made out of 100 per cent cotton with a 400-thread count, for a calmer and deeper sleep.
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