Written By: SleepBo Research Team

Many around the world with sleep issues related to insomnia have been praising their newly acquired weighted blankets for the vast improvement to their sleep. Experts back up their claims with a study that resulted in participants’ length of sleep significantly increasing by the use of the weighted blanket

Sleeping With a Weighted Blanket

Experts discovered that when sleeping with a weighted blanket, participants experienced:

  • Less movement during the night
  • Less time to fall asleep
  • Less wakefulness during the night 
  • Increased time asleep
  • Increased quality of sleep

“Researchers concluded that weighted blankets were effective in improving quality and quantity of sleep for participants with mild to moderate insomnia who had some excessive daytime sleepiness. Thus, these blankets could be beneficial for use by those with general insomnia and mild sleep problems.”

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The study determined that weighted blankets may indeed be an effective tool for combating insomnia. So, if you or someone you know suffers from insomnia, investing in one of the following blankets might be a solid idea. 

HEre is our list for the best 5 weighted blankets for combating insomnia

Kudd.ly Blanket £49 (SleepBo’s  #1 Choice!)

We can’t get enough of this blanket!

With it’s lush and velvety touch, Kuddly’s weighted blanket is made to form to your body, providing the perfect cuddle on the couch and in bed. Filled with BPA-FREE, tiny, round glass beads, Kuddly is designed for comfort, relaxation, and sleeping. Plus, it’s machine washable and comes in two amazing colours—a soft grey and luscious blue. 

One Kuddler said this about their blanket: “Absolutely thrilled with this blanket. My daughter loves it.  She falls asleep with it almost instantly. Would recommend it to anyone. Thank you for creating such a perfect and affordable product.”

   Related: “My Kuddly Weighted Blanket Experience”

KOALA BLANKET £89.99

Using its deep touch technology that calms the nervous system, the Koala blanket helps stabilize your stress levels, increases your relaxation and improves your sleep. Made from bamboo and cotton, the Koala blanket is eco-friendly, durable, and competitively priced. With its two sided cover, you can use the silk eco bamboo side on those warmer nights, or the ultra-soft minky side on cooler days.

One customer stated: “…I’ve been using my blanket for nearly a week now and it has totally transformed my sleep. For months now, I have had great difficulty sleeping, a new and unusual experience for me. I have tried natural and medical remedies to no avail. But now, I am sleeping so much better…”

YnM Weighted Blanket £89

The YNM is our third choice for its moisture-wicking management and bamboo viscose properties, providing all year round comfort. Plus, there are two extra layers of durable and breathable fabrics ensuring there a nore leaks of beads, or breaks in the blanket. It also allows you to pick the weight you want and comes in a variety of colours. That said, it’s on the pricier side.

One happy customer said: “I suffered from insomnia for most of my life and it has affected work, not being able to get up in the morning, every morning, and now always having a horrible day is completely fixed. I am off to sleep within minutes of getting into bed with this blanket. It is very heavy to hold and rather cumbersome to put on my bed, but stays in place once on. Would highly recommend purchasing!”

ZZZNEST Weighted Blanket £89

ZZZNEST uses 7 layers of fabric and small diamond tight stitching to prevent movement of the beads in the blanket allowing for the most comfortable and sound sleep. Targeting disorders like RLS and anxiety, ZZZNEST promotes calmness and restfulness allowing you to sleep so much more soundly. Its beautiful grey colour is bound to compliment any room. 

A customer states that: “Fantastic product .. Comfortable and soft feel .. Weighted but not heavy… Almost feels like you’re being held and gives a sense of comfort to anxiety sufferers like myself. It helps relax the body, I would recommend this to anybody, Fast efficient delivery… Thank you very much !!!”

Bedsure Weighted Blanket £89

This 6.8kg weighted blanket triggers hormones that calm and soother you to help you achieve a deeper sleep. Its unique seven-layer process ensures maximum softness without feeling the filling on the inside. Bedsure is composed of breathable fabric and filled with comfortable glass beads. This weighted blanket will surely help you sleep better and feel so much calmer. 

A Happy Customer Says: “This blanket is brilliant! At first use, it is very heavy and trying to lift it up with your leg whilst in bed is very hard work if you are the kind that likes to ‘stick a leg out’ but after a few days, you get used to the weight. I will say, I sleep much sounder since I purchased this and getting to sleep no longer takes hours just minutes. If you have sleeping problems then this is marvellous!”

Soporis Weighted Blanket With Cover £87

Soporis uses advanced glass pearl technology giving you a soft silky touch to calm you down. With their 3 size and weight options, they have a choice for everyone. One unique component of this blanket is its sensory dotted side to help soothe your senses at any point of time during the day. All you have to do is flip the blanket over! 

Avery happy wife states: “My husband has suffered from anxiety dreams and poor sleep for years. I bought this, having heard rave reviews of weighted blankets from others. He was sceptical but now is a total convert. His sleep has improved dramatically and he reports feeling a strong sense of well being from using it. Definitely worth trying if you are suffering similarly.”