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Weighted Blanket Guide

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Bearaby’s Best Weighted Blankets

Here’s a round-up of our best weighted blankets of the season and a few reasons why each of these comfy, cozy, and oh-so-classy naptime companions deserve a top spot on any best weighted blanket list.

With so many weighted blanket options on the market, figuring out which weighted blanket benefits you the most, can be confusing.

We made this a little easier by rounding up our top weighted blankets, for adults and kids, and the reasons we recommend each of these comfy naptime companions.

Read through this round-up to find your ideal weighted blanket. Pick a color, choose your blanket weight (we’ll guide you on that too) – and it’s off to dreamland, you go!

Before we find out which ones are best, let’s look at what a weighted blanket is.

What Is a Weighted Blanket?

A weighted blanket is a therapeutic blanket that can help improve sleep, ease anxiety, and relieve stress.

Conventional weighted blankets contain fillers, like pellets or beads, sewn into the blanket fabric to make it heavy. Our weighted blankets defy convention: they’re filler-free! We use nothing but layers of natural, breathable fabric and a chunky-knit design to bring you the best weighted blankets for deeper sleep.

Bearaby’s Best Weighted Blankets for Adults

What is the best weighted blanket for grownups? We recommend two: the Tree Napper and the Cotton Napper.

Let’s uncover why both these blankets are top-notch choices.

couch man with napper

The Tree Napper

The Tree Napper is our top-rated weighted blanket for sweaty sleepers. And it isn’t only us who think this breathable blanket is cool – our Tree Napper rests at the top of Tuck’s best weighted blanket list. Tuck is one of the most reputed sleep product sites and we’re over the moon the Tree Napper made the cut as the editor’s pick!

Other expert weighted blanket reviews seem to agree with Tuck’s choice. So, what exactly is it about the Tree Napper that makes it so cool?

The Tree Napper is a cooling weighted blanket made from Tencel – a soft, breathable, and moisture-wicking textile made from Eucalyptus wood pulp. This natural, eco-friendly fabric is more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk, and cooler than linen.

Our Tree Napper combines cool fabric with a knitted, naturally airy design and is the ideal weighted blanket for sweat-free, deep sleep all throughout the summer.

Inspired by the hues of a lush garden, our summer collection of Tree Nappers lets you embrace nature as you drift off to cooler, calmer sleep. Our coolest weighted blanket is available in five colorways: Rosemary, Pomegranate, Almond, Avocado, and Papaya.

rosemary tree napper

Grounded in the cherished memories this aromatic herb often brings, the Tree Napper in Rosemary will inspire you to open the window and let your thoughts wander off to wonderful places where the scent of wild rosemary fills the air.

pomegranate tree napper

The beautifully bold Pomegranate Tree Napper is perfect for cocooning on the couch. It adds a joyful pop of color while bringing calm and tranquility at nap- and bedtime.

almond tree napper

Inspired by the earthy tones of rolling dunes, this low-key Almond shade is a nutty Napper that ushers you towards the inner calm of a walk along the beach.

avocado tree napper

Vibrant and versatile, the Avocado Tree Napper is an eye-catcher that works in nearly every home. Wrap up in the very essence of nature – green, alive, and incredibly comforting.

papaya tree napper

The tropical fruity tone of the Papaya Tree Napper lifts your couch to a new level of chic comfort. This exquisite, rich hue pairs perfectly with a deep-seated sense of calm.

Once you’ve picked your favorite Tree Napper color, you’ll need to determine the best weighted blanket weight.

Weighted Blanket Weight Chart

The ideal weighted blanket weight is roughly 10% of your body weight, but going a little heavier is entirely safe and sometimes even recommended. The Tree Napper comes in 15, 20, and 25 lb weighted blanket options.

weight chart

Head over to our blog for more tips on choosing the ideal blanket weight.

girl in cocoon

The Cotton Napper

The Cotton Napper is one of the best weighted blankets for anxiety and improving sleep, and also comes in 15, 20, and 25 lb weight categories.

The Cotton Napper is a knitted weighted blanket made heavy with nothing but layer upon layer of organic cotton. It gently and evenly distributes weight across your body, mimicking the effects of a full-body hug, and flushing your brain with the happy hormone serotonin. At the same time, it curbs high levels of cortisol – a necessary stress hormone, but when it runs rife, we become high-strung and stressed out.

Another useful side-effect of sleeping under weight is that your body makes more sleepy hormones, known as melatonin. Like we respond to the comfortable pressure of a deep tissue massage, cuddling under a Napper makes you naturally sleepy.

Cotton Napper Color Options
The cozy Cotton Napper comes in five classy shades, all-year-round. Pick your favorite from this classic color palette and let the Napper transform your bed, or couch, into a sanctuary of deeper sleep.

If you’re looking for chic rather than classic, our limited-edition ombre weighted blanket, the Napsicle, might tickle your fancy – and your tastebuds! Read more about the color options included in this bundle-offer, in our blog post “Bearaby & The Hyppo Partner To Sweeten Up Stay-At-Home Days Of Summer”.

How Do Weighted Blankets Affect The Environment?

Another reason our Nappers deserve a spot on the best weighted blanket list is because they help rid the planet of plastic-filled synthetic blankets. Breathable and cooling by design, both the Cotton and the Tree Napper are completely filler-free and made heavy with nothing but natural plant-based fabric.

Our weighted blankets bring better rest to tired minds and bodies but takes good care of the planet too.

ginger toy nappling

The Best Weighted Blanket for Kids?

Parents, meet the Nappling:  a weighted blanket made especially for kids. It brings the comforting calm of a cuddle, bundled in a beautiful kid-sized blanket.

Using the same hand-knit weaves, evenly-distributed weight, organic cotton, and a playful color combination of our adult-sized Cotton Napper, we’ve designed a smaller, lighter version ideal for kids.

It’s made from 100% organic cotton so you won’t have to worry about any harmful artificial fillers; simply enjoy the peace of mind that your little one is getting great rest under an all-natural weighted blanket made especially for kids.

Features of the Nappling – Bearby’s Best Weighted Blanket for Kids

  • The Nappling is a weighted blanket that can help children calm down, sleep better, feel less anxious, and improve their attention span.
  • Weighs about 8 pounds.
  • Comes in four colors: Midnight Blue, Moonstone Grey, Evening Rose, and our cutest colorway yet, Confetti!
  • The Confetti Nappling combines four of our favorite fabric shades in a super-soft, easy-to-clean, kid-sized weighted blanket.
  • The chunky-knit, open-loop design leaves space for airflow, so little bodies stay cool, while the weighted weaves bring just the right amount of pressure to calm busy minds and bring about comfy, cozy sleep.


• Here’s a round-up of our best weighted blankets to help you find the Napper that’s best for you.

• Our weighted blankets for adults come in two versions – the Tree Napper and the Cotton Napper – and are available in 15 lb, 20 lb, and 25 lb weight categories. Each Napper also comes in five blissfully beautiful colors.

• The Nappling is our littlest (and by far the cutest!) weighted blanket and made especially for kids. It weighs about 8 lbs, and we simply can’t get enough of the cool Confetti colorway!

Did you know?
Tencel – the fabric used to make our ultra-cool Tree Napper – is made in a zero-waste, closed-loop process that uses ten times less water than most other textile production methods, and it’s biodegradable on land and in water. Responsible, sustainable, planet-hugging manufacturing at its best!


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