weighted blankets for insomnia
We tested 12 weighted blankets to see which was best for helping with insomnia. Here's our list of the top 5.

People in the UK with sleep issues and insomnia have been citing their newly acquired weighted blankets at the reason for  a significant improvement to their sleep quality.

In a recent study, experts found a significant increase in participants’ length and quality of sleep after they had used a 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
Weighted Blankets can help with insomnia

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 good idea. 

The top 5 weighted blankets for insomnia

  1. Kudd.ly Weighted Blanket
  2. Koala Therapeutic Weighted Blanket
  3. YnM Weighted Blanket
  4. ZZZNEST Weighted Blanket 
  5. Bedsure Weighted Blanket 

SleepBo’s #1 Choice £117  £49

#1: Kuddly Blanket 

Note: Kudd.ly is currently having a massive sale, selling their weighted blankets for only £49!

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”


Using its deep touch technology that calms the nervous system, the Koala blanket helps stabilize your stress levels, increase your relaxation and improve 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…”

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 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 !!!”

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.”

More about kuddly, our #1 Choice

Important: Kudd.ly is currently having a massive sale, selling their weighted blankets for only £49!


“I bought the Cooling Weighted Blanket after finding the fleecy one a tad warm – though I still slept better with it than without.

The Cooling one is just what I needed. I am sleeping SO much better – after about 20 years of insomnia.

I still have “bad nights”, but rarely, and not as bad as they were.

I am so glad I tried this blanket!

– Elizabeth B.


“I just love this cool weighted blanket.

I have suffered over 15 years with menapause tropical nights. The blanket stays put like a comforting hug.

It’s also good for insomnia and anxiety. My sleep patterns have improved and my whole wellbeing is so much better.

Wish I had found this product years ago. I can’t recommend enough.”

– Sandra M.


“I have both weighted blankets and love them both.

I have M.E. and suffer with restless legs and anxiety the blankets help them all.

I sleep really well which is amazing as I have suffered with insomnia all my life.

They are both good quality and value.”

– Olivia S.