Feel like the cool side of the pillow never stays cold long enough no matter how many times you flip it? If this majorly resonates with you, it might be time to consider a cooling weighted blanket. For context, they go beyond the benefits of traditional weighted blankets and are specifically designed to combat night sweats and optimize airflow for a snug, comfortable, and all-around better sleep.
Their ability to disperse heat and improve airflow sets cooling weighted blankets apart from their predecessors. They're crafted from carefully chosen fabrics like Tencel and lyocell to fend off moisture, and what they're filled with tends to be equally thoughtful; many brands choose tiny glass beads over plastic ones because they're better at minimizing heat retention.
Weighted blankets offer a remarkable stress-reducing component, too. As previously reported by POPSUGAR, a study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that weighing down the body regulates the secretion of cortisol — the primary stress hormone — during sleep. That being said, if you frequently run warm and are often seeking stress relief, investing in a cooling weighted blanket might be a game-changer.
Ahead, we've rounded up seven of our favorite cooling weighted blankets of 2023. We've included options for every budget and a diverse assortment of styles to cater to every taste. There are cozy chunky knit designs sure to make a stylish statement, others that boast tangible texture, and more. Keep scrolling to shop our favorites.
This cooling yet cozy weighted blanket is crafted from 100 percent breathable cotton and is free of polyester and synthetic liners that tend to cause overheating. A former editor compared it to a hug but in blanket form. Read their complete review of the Baloo 15lb 100% Cotton Weighted Blanket.
Editor Quote: "Wintertime in a New York City apartment can be sweltering since the building controls your heat and often decides to make your room hotter than a subway platform in July. So being able to use this blanket for the coziness and weight but not get overheated is really nice." — Kelsey Hurwitz, former assistant editor, Voices
Bearaby Tree Napper ($269–$299)
Want a cooling weighted blanket that looks as cozy as it feels? This one, from the borderline-famous weighted blanket brand Bearaby, will keep you cool and calm throughout the night. It's made with plant-based Tencel fibers derived from eucalyptus, and its chunky-knit design was made to snuggle with. Choose from five colors, including a mix of neutrals and pretty pastel hues like lavender.
This weighted blanket doesn't sacrifice style for comfort with its textured crepe cotton fabric featuring a quilted square design on one side and smooth, washed cotton on the other. It's filled with itty-bitty glass beads that are better for the environment than plastic. Worth noting: measuring 48 by 72 inches, it's best for those looking for a smaller-sized blanket, and it comes in three colors: green, terra-cotta, and navy blue (pictured here).
YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket ($70+)
Don't sleep on Amazon when looking for a highly rated cooling weighted blanket. This one is made with bamboo viscose fabric that's breathable and moisture-wicking, and it comes in an array of sizes and colors to fit your preferences. The best part? It's priced affordably, with over 6,000 five-star reviews attesting to its quality and cooling nature.
Luna Cooling Bamboo Weighted Blanket ($76+, originally $90+)
Many weighted blankets aren't machine-washable, but this one is an exception. As long as you use the gentle cycle and the low-heat setting, you can put this weighted blanket through the washer and dryer. The fabric is crafted from 100 percent lyocell bamboo, ensuring a cool-to-the-touch sensation without compromising comfort. Choose from various colors and weights, ranging from 10 to 30 pounds.
Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket ($200, originally $250)
Too much tossing and turning under a weighted blanket inevitably means one thing: all the weighted beads will bunch up at the bottom. This one prevents that from happening, thanks to its gridded stitch pattern that keeps the beads evenly distributed, even through your most restless nights. Keep in mind that the brand recommends selecting a blanket weight that is around 10 percent of your body weight for your best sleep possible. This one comes in a range of options, from 15 to 35 pounds.
Luxome Cooling Weighted Blanket ($135+)
This weighted blanket uniquely has a cool bamboo lyocell side ideal for warmer nights and a soft minky side for when you're running cooler. It's filled with ultra-tiny hypoallergenic glass beads to ensure an even weight distribution without unwanted bunching (a common grievance among low-quality weighted blankets).