Weighted blankets are a must-have for cold nights. They don't just make for a cozy snuggle up – they're also reputed to help relieve anxiety, stress, insomnia and ADHD.
Never heard of them? A weighted blanket is usually filled with plastic pellets (or alternatives) and weighs around 15lbs (for children, around 5lbs), so they provide a slight amount of pressure to your body. This heightens your serotonin levels (in other words: happy chemicals in your brain) to calm you down. While these blankets were primarily used for children with sensory issues, they have become extremely popular in homes around the country for everyone else, too. Best of all? There are tons of good looking designs out there.
Where to bag one of these clever blankets? Target weighted blankets and Amazon weighted blankets are popular buys, but they're on sale at Walmart and elsewhere, too. To save you the legwork, we've done some digging to find the very best deals.
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Amazon weighted blankets – our pick of the best
Specially made for kids, the ZonLi weighted blanket (above) has 5lbs of odorless glass beads inside to provide warmth and comfort to children weighing between 40 to 60lbs. It also comes in several different colors and patterns to match your little one's room. As of today, this weighted blanket has 26 per cent off at Amazon, making it just $33.91.
They also sell Twin and Queen size adult versions that are stuffed with 15lbs worth of glass beads – these have 30 per cent off!
Although this HomeSmart weighted blanket (above) is the most expensive offering on our list, we think it's the most stylish. It comes in your choice of dark grey or white, it's available in all different weights from 15lbs to 30lbs, and the best part is that its outer cover is made from 100 per cent organic cotton. The best part? It's completely washable – what a result. Right now, all sizes on Amazon have 47 per cent off, meaning a twin size 15lbs blanket is only $52.99 as opposed to $99.99.
Walmart weighted blanket– our pick of the best
This Tranquility weighted blanket is the best of the best. It comes in four different weights ranging from 12lbs to 20lbs – so that you can choose a blanket to suit your size; they say a weighted blanket should weigh seven to 10 per cent of your body weight. All Tranquility weighted blankets are filled with glass beads, but unlike others, they feature a removable cover – a handy feature for when accidents happen. While only one size has money off (18lbs), we think this Tranquility weighted blanket is well worth the money.
Weighted Throw Blanket with Removable Cover: was $62.99 now $49.99 at Walmart
Available in gray or white depending on your bedroom color scheme, this weighted blanket offering from MainStays is very similar to the Tranquility weighted blanket. It's filled with 15lbs of ceramic beads and it features a removable (and washable) cover, too. If you hurry, you can get $13 off!View Deal
Target weighted blanket– our pick of the best
This roomy 48in x 72in weighted blanket is another great buy by Tranquility. This one weighs 12lbs and is filled with small glass beads. The top of the blanket features a plush fabric, while the bottom is covered in a cool microfibre to ensure you don't overheat. What's more? There's over $15 off for today...