Swaddles For Grownups
It’s no secret that good sleep is key to good health. Still, even when we know what’s best for our bodies and bedtime, emotional or physical obstacles can sometimes prevent us from blissfully hitting the pillow.
Anxiety, stress, overthinking, and tension can contribute to insomnia and irregular sleep schedules that leave us feeling far from well-rested. If you often struggle with falling or staying asleep, consider wrapping yourself in a weighted blanket.
Current medical practices already use weight as a calming strategy; much like deep touch pressure therapy, these chunky comforters can work in the same way. The pressure encourages the release of serotonin (and its byproduct melatonin) and reduces cortisol levels, leaving you feeling calmer and more content, and less anxious and stressed. Peace of mind means more peaceful rest, right?
Ethics | Nontoxic & natural materials, plant-based dyes, gives back, carbon-neutral
Weights | 9, 12, 15, 20, & 25 lbs.
Colors | Pebble white, clay, thistle, silver sage
Price Range | $149–$269
Baloo wants to upgrade your nighttime routine. Each purchase of its machine-washable, weighted blankets (from kid- to king-sized) comes with a link to download Tibetan and singing bowl sounds, so you can fully immerse yourself in the 100 percent premium cotton comforter. The fill includes lab-tested, lead-free glass microbeads, and the blanket’s weight conforms to your body like a hug. Baloo also donates a portion of its profits to the Pajama Program.
Ethics | GOTS certified organic cotton & Tencel™, FSC & OEKO-TEX certified, fair trade, gives back
Weights | 15, 20, & 25 lbs.
Colors | Driftwood, rosemary, cocoa, maple, mahogany, elderberry, dayflower
Price Range | $269–$299
The chunky Tree Napper from Bearaby is great for hot sleepers. Naturally cool, it’s made from GOTS certified organic cotton and Tencel™ Lyocell derived from eucalyptus tree wood pulp, all in a closed-loop, water-saving process. The machine-washable blanket also comes in an organic cotton dust bag to make it easy to store and carry. The brand now offers kid-, travel-, and queen-sized blankets, too. We even have one ourselves—check out our full Bearaby review!
Ethics | Organic bamboo lyocell or bamboo blend, lead-free glass beads
Weights | 8, 15, 18, & 30 lbs.
Colors | Grey, white, beige
Price Range | $105–$290
Whether you opt for a blanket with a removable or integrated cover, Luxome’s cooling comforters are decked in 300-thread count organic Lyocell bamboo, which was developed in a closed-loop, water-saving process. These blankets are hypoallergenic and antibacterial, so you can fall asleep without second-guessing your snores. Each one (from lap- to king-sized!) is packaged in a luxury carrying tote, so you can bring it wherever you need. Global shipping available.
Ethics | GOTS certified organic cotton & hemp, natural & recycled materials
Weights | 15, 23, 30, & 35 lbs.
Colors | White
Price Range | $220–$300
Sleeping solo or next a loved one? TruHugs’ blankets are as cozy as they are eco-friendly for however you snooze. The fabrics are made from GOTS certified organic cotton and organic hemp, while the fluff is derived from organic soybean, eucalyptus, and recycled micro-polyester. Plus, each blanket is pre-softened with a treatment that swaps toxic chemicals for enzymes. TruHugs handles its own manufacturing by weaving materials from scratch, and each batch is customized to order. You can also purchase a cover for easy maintenance!
Ethics | Organic cotton velvet, natural glass beads, Fair Trade certified
Weights | 12 or 20 lbs.
Colors | Taupe velvet or graphite velvet
Price Range | $295–$395
Saatva is already a leader in the organic mattress and sleep industry—so we also love the brand’s weighted blanket. Available in two weights, they’re both made entirely of organic cotton and filled with natural glass beads for the perfect level of pressure and warmth. All blankets are made in Fair Trade certified factories, too. With free shipping and 45-day returns, payment plans, and quick customer service, you can rest easy knowing you’re in the best of hands… and blankets.
Ethics | Glass beads
Weights | 15 lbs.
Colors | Light gray, charcoal, or cream
Price Range | $150
Bear Mattress knows a thing or two about comfortable bedding—we’re big fans of its GREENGUARD Gold & CertiPUR certified mattresses! Its weighted blanket is made with the same quality, using hypoallergenic microfiber and glass beading for each queen-size 15-pound blanket. Available in three neutral colors, this super-soft quilted blanket will increase serotonin and reduce stress. Plus, it ships free and you have up to 100 nights to see how you feel—or your money back.
7. Silk & Snow
Ethics | OEKO TEX certified organic cotton
Weights | 8, 15, 20, & 25 lbs.
Colors | Eight colors
Price Range | $130–$250
Silk & Snow exists to bring sustainability, conscious manufacturing, and transparency to the bedding industry. That’s why its knit weighted blanket doesn’t use synthetic fibers or plastic beads—instead, this machine-washable blanket is handwoven with 100 percent organic cotton. Available in nine homey colors, weights range from eight pounds (in travel- and kid-friendly sizes) to 25. And yes, they do come with a one-year warranty and 100-night trial.
Featured image via Bearaby
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