"Sleep deprivation increases the likelihood teens will suffer myriad negative consequences, including an inability to concentrate, poor grades, drowsy-driving accidents, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and even suicide attempts. It’s a problem that knows no economic boundaries."

Stanford Medicine News Center

A new school year is upon us and the amount of anxiety and stress weighing on the shoulders of students has doubled now that they have to learn in the midst of a pandemic.

Not only that, students are now being forced to return to their school schedules, meaning they’re now getting less sleep than they did in the summer months.

For many parents, sleep deprivation is a real concern. You may not even realize this problem is severely hurting your child.

Many parents are looking for ways to help their children, and what started as a few smart parents looking into a weighted blanket has now become a cultural phenomenon!

These days, weighted blankets are widely seen as an exceptional tool in relieving stress, reducing anxiety, and relaxing the mind for improved sleep.

A lack of sleep makes it harder to succeed

Weighted blankets can help with sleep deprivation

Studies have shown that sleep deprived students have more difficulty focusing and staying on task.

Additionally, they may also have more impulsive or defiant behaviour. That said, sleep deprivation can affect your child’s school performance in two major ways:

  1. Trouble paying attention. Fatigued students may miss important verbal lessons due to inattention or they may be too tired to complete tasks in the classroom. 
  2. Inability to retain information. Children and teens form their memories best during sleep. So those who sleep well will remember the previous day’s lessons better than those who don’t.

In fact, children and teens need a lot more hours of sleep than you may think…


In addition to getting plenty of sleep, it’s important that children and teens also get enough quality sleep or the same effects of sleep deprivation could affect their school performance.

This is why more and more parents are purchasing weighted blankets for their children and teens.

The Top 5 Weighted Blankets for Kids and Teens:

  1. The kuddly Weighted Blanket
  2. kalmkoala’s Therapeutic Weighted Blanket
  3. Gravity Blanket
  4. YnM Weighted Blanket
  5. ZZZNEST Weighted Blanket 

1. the Kuddly Blanket £117 £49

SleepBo’s #1 Choice!

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

Our staff members have personally reviewed many of kuddly’s products and have been consistently impressed with their craftsmanship, quality, and customer service. 

Here’s a brief overview of what makes their company so special:

  • They are a UK-based company. We love shopping locally.
  • They specialise in all things cosy. Your weighted blanket will be designed with comfort in mind.
  • They have thousands of 5-star reviews, making them one of the most trustworthy brands we’ve ever encountered.
  • They offer classic and cooling options. You can enjoy the benefits of DPT in the summer or if you’re a hot sleeper.
  • Their blanket is the ideal weight. Our research has shown that 5kgs is ideal.
  • Incredible price. We’ve yet to find a brand that offers such high-quality blankets at this price.
  • Free shipping and a 30-night guarantee. Shopping with them is risk-free!

Our team loves kuddly. And we aren’t the only ones! One happy customer stated:

“I have an autistic son who also has adhd. He has been really struggling with sleep since the Covid pandemic, even his melatonin hasn’t been working! After the blanket arrived, we have had 4 beautiful nights of sleep. He has also used the blanket during a meltdown to help soothe himself. It is so well made and sooo soft.
Thank you Kuddly for your amazing customer service.”

(see what other happy Kuddly Customers had to say)

IMPORTANT! The kalmkoala Therapeutic Weighted Blanket is currently on sale for only £79.00 when you use the voucher code JOY10 at checkout!

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 kalmkoala 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.

Koala Blankets come in heavier weight options. Make sure the weight of your Koala is suitable for the size of your child.

With its many collections, spanning from their summer collection, which offers breathable fabric, to their kid’s collection, Gravity blanket has many options for a variety of their customers.

The Gravity blanket improves sleep and enhances feelings of calmness and relaxation. It also comes with a  removable cover so it’s easily machine washable.

Gravity Kids provides the same stress-reducing and sleep-enhancing benefits as their adult sized blanket, but it’s suitable for kids aged 7+. 

The dimensions are 66 x 42” and it’s available in pink & green. The kid’s blankets have a duvet cover made of cooling fabric (100% polyester ), which is moisture-wicking, lightweight, and extremely breathable.

4. YnM Weighted Blanket £89

This weighted blanket provides year-round comfort with moisture-wicking management and bamboo viscose. There are also two extra layers of durable and breathable fabric ensuring there are no leaks or breaks in the blanket. Just choose your weight and colour and you are all set.

YnM manufactures blankets specifically for kids that typically weigh between five and seven pounds.

5. 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 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!!!”

We love Kuddly… and we’re not the only ones

“Love my Kuddly blanket. Absolute godsend during my exams, massive help for stress and anxiety too. Super soft, I highly recommend Kuddly for all the kids I tutor. Don’t know what I’d do without it now.”

Christi M. (a happy Kuddly customer)

“Two weeks in and so far the blanket is really helping our son’s sleeping habits...The Kuddly blanket is fab quality and a wonderful colour.”

Eric Boyd (a happy Kuddly customer)

“The blankets are amazing. I purchased 2 for my children...who absolutely love them. They are super soft, a great weight and just perfect for snuggling up with or easing anxiety. I wish I had purchased one for myself.”

Emma D. (a happy Kuddly customer)