Best Weighted Blankets Canada

by Daniel JN June 30, 2020 22 min read

Luna Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blankets in Canada: Review and Guide (2020)

Weighted blankets are throw-size blankets that are filled with materials such as poly pellets, discs, breathable cotton material or polypropylene plastic beads.  The blankets were formerly used by therapists but have now found its way to become a normal part of our healthy sleep and stress relief habits. These types of blankets are designed to relieve stress and create a sense of calm.

The blanket has a long history in sensory integration therapy and it is sometimes referred to as a gravity blanket or pressure blanket. Weighted blankets come in different sizes and can be used by teens and adults. Weighted blankets can be risky when used by children, so adequate precaution should be taken

There are many weighted blankets available in Canada and at different price points. It can be so overwhelming to figure out which one will suit your sleeping preferences, provide you with great night sleep and relieve you of a stressful day. Gotta Sleep has done the research for you. We have picked the best-weighted blankets available in Canada.

Keep reading to check the reviews of the top 17 weighted blankets, so you can make the best decision when buying. 

  1. Hush Weighted Blankets
  2. YnM Weighted Blanket
  3. Luna Weighted Blanket
  4. Hush Classic Blanket
  5. Cooling Weighted Blanket
  6. Hush Iced Weighted Blankets
  7. YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket
  8. Weighted Idea Weighted Blanket
  9. Rocabi Weighted Blanket
  10. CZZZ Weighted Blankets
  11. RelaxBlanket Weighted Blanket
  12. Hypnoser Weighted Blanket
  13. HBlife Weighted Blanket
  14. Bedstory Weighted Blanket
  15. Bare Home Weighted Blanket
  16. Dr. Hart’s Weighted Blanket Deluxe Set
  17. CuteKing Weighted Blanket

  

Blanket

Weight (lb)

Material

Features

Hush Weighted Blanket

5, 15, 20,25,

100% Cotton

●       Easy to wash and dry

●       Available in various size and weights

●       Provides consistent airflow

●       Breathable

●       Even Weight distribution

●       Cooling Gel-infused memory foam

YnM Weighted Blankets

5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25

100% Premium Cotton

●       Wide variety of weight and size options

●       7 structured layers

●       Minimal noise while moving

●       Diverse duvet cover designs

●       Temperature control

Luna Weighted Blankets

5, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 25

100% Premium Cotton

●       7 layers structure

●       Even weight distribution

●       Breathable

●       Temperature control

●       Hypoallergenic

Hush Classic Blanket

15, 20

100% Cotton

●       Breathable

●       Even weight distribution

●        

ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanket

5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25

100% Cotton

●        Breathable

●        7-layer structure

●        100% Cotton

●        Even weight distribution

Hush Iced Weighted Blankets

5, 15, 20, 25

100% Cotton

●       Breathable

●       Even distribution

●       Available in different weights and sizes

YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket

15, 20

100% Premium Cotton

●        Hypoallergenic

●        Extra layers for durability

●        Cooler than regular weighted blankets

●        Even weight distribution

Weighted Idea Weighted Blanket

7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25

100% Premium Cotton

●       High-quality and durable

●       Suitable for a wide range of ages

●       Made of coy material

Rocabi Weighted Blanket

5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

100% Cotton

●        Removable cover

●        Warm and soft touch

●        Various weights and sizes

●        Machine washable

●        Even weight distribution

CZZZ Weighted Blanket

10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25

100% Cotton

●       Temperature control

●       Breathable

●       Even distribution

●       Versatile use

RelaxBlanket Premium Classic Weighted Blanket

15

100% Premium Cotton

●        100% cotton material

●        Washable exterior

●        3 Weight options

Hypnoser Weighted Blanket

7, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30

100% Premium Cotton

●        Hypoallergenic

●        100% cotton

●        Machine washable

●        Various sizes and weights

HBlife Weighted Blanket

10, 15, 20, 25

100% Premium Cotton

●        Temperature control

●        7-layer structure

●        2 extra layers

●        Even weight distribution

Bed Story Weighted Blanket

5, 15, 20

100% Premium Cotton

●        7-layer structure

●        Not too hot

●        Great design

Bare Home Weighted Blanket

7, 10, 12, 15,  17, 20, 22, 25, 30

100% Cotton

●        100% Cotton

●        Hypoallergenic

●        Made from environmentally friendly materials

●        Minky cover is fade and wrinkle resistance

Dr. Hart’s Weighted Blanket Deluxe Set

15, 20, 25

100% Cotton

●        Breathable

●        Eco-friendly

●        No shifting noise

●        Hypoallergenic

Cute King

10, 15, 20, 25

100% Cotton

 

●        Breathable

●        100% Cotton

●        Durable

●        Temperature Control

 

 

Hush weighted blankets

1.     Hush Weighted Blanket

Hush Weighted Blankets is a top Canadian made blanket. The blanket is made from a blend of cotton and a proprietary bamboo. The materials used in the design of the blanket ensure your breathing is not hindered, which allows you to breathe safely and with a normal rhythm.

This helps the blanket to wick away sweat during hot nights while providing you with stress relief. The blanket is available in various sizes and weights ranging from 5 lb to 25 lb.

The blanket is so cool and perfect for cold sleepers as well as those looking for a warmer solution to a cooling cover. The cover can be easily removed for washing and drying.

Features:

  • Easy to wash and dry
  • Available in various size and weights
  • Provides consistent airflow
  • Breathable
  • Even Weight distribution
  • Cooling Gel-infused memory foam

 

 

 YNM Weighted Blanket

2.     YnM Weighted Blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket is a top-quality weighted blanket that helps your body to relax by simulating a feeling of being hugged. The blanket has been proven to help you fall asleep faster and wake up rested. The blanket comes in various sizes and weights (from 5lb to 25 lb).

The blanket is made of a 7 layer structure and it is designed to keep you comfortable and cool all through the night. The glass beads used in the construction provide temperature control and prevent you from getting too warm at night.

Features:

  • Wide variety of weight and size options
  • 7 structured layers
  • Minimal noise while moving
  • Diverse duvet cover designs
  • Temperature control

 

Luna Weighted Blanket

3.     Luna Weighted Blanket

The Luna Weighted Blanket is smartly designed and combines a total of 7 layers which are streamlined to ensure even weight distribution. The blanket is constructed with naturally soft cotton fabric covering which is filled with a cloud-like fabric. The blanket has been designed for optimum breathability and temperature control. So you get to sleep comfortably with the blankets even in summer. 

To care for this blanket, you need to wash cold on a gentle washing machine or you hand wash. You can also tumble dry on low heat. Various weights and sizes are available for this blanket and it is recommended you choose a blanket that is 10% of your body weight.

Features:

  • 7 layers structure
  • Even weight distribution
  • Breathable
  • Temperature control
  • Suitable for people with allergies

 

 

Hush Classic Weighted Blanket

4.     Hush Classic Blanket

Hush Classic Blanket is a premium weighted blanket that is soft, comfortable and therapeutic. The exterior of the blanket is constructed with minky materials which enhances the softness. The inner layer of the mattress is made with microfiber and non-toxic glass sand. This ensures an even weight distribution.

The blanket is available in different sizes and weights. The material used in the production of the mattress is breathable. 

Features:

  • Breathable
  • Even weight distribution
  • Available in different sizes and weight

 

 

Zonli Weighted Blanket

5. ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanket

The ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanket is made from natural bamboo viscose. The blanket is filled with natural, non-toxic micro glass bead filler. The blanket is constructed with high-density sewing technology. This prevents the loose of threads and leakage of beads. The blanket consists of smaller squares which ensure the glass beads are evenly spread. The blanket has 8 loops

ZonLi weighted blankets are recommended to be spot-washed and flat dried. There are various sizes and weights of the ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanket. ZonLi Cooling weighted blanket is washable.

Features:

  • Breathable
  • 7-layer structure
  • 100% Cotton
  • Even weight distribution

 

 

Hush Iced Weighted Blanket

6.     Hush Iced Weighted Blankets

The Hush Iced weighted blanket offers a relaxing and sleep-inducing power. The blanket is made from bamboo and cotton. The cooling cover is made from a super-soft and stretchy mix of bamboo and cotton. The inner of the blanket is designed with super comfortable microfiber.

Hush Iced is constructed with pockets of non-toxic glass sand in which ensure the weight is evenly distributed. The manufacturer recommends you go for a blanket that is about 10% of your body weight.

Features:

  • Even weight distribution
  • Breathable
  • Available in different weights and sizes

 

 

 

YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket

 

7.     YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket

YnM cooling weighted blanket is an ultra-soft and silky smooth 300 thread count bamboo viscose design. The blanket is constructed with thinner polyfill and premium glass bead. This allows the blanket to have an even weight distribution. The bamboo fabric used in the construction of the blanket is hypoallergenic. This means you don’t have to worry if you suffer from allergies.

YnM weighted blankets consist of two extra layers of durable cotton fabric. These layers are between the bamboo face and the thin polyfill. This provides the blanket with its durability and also prevents beads leakages.

Features:

  • Allergy friendly
  • Extra layers for durability
  • Cooler than regular weighted blankets
  • Even weight distribution

 

 

Weighted Idea Blanket

8.     Weighted Idea Weighted Blanket

The Weighted Idea is a weighted blanket designed to weigh about 7 to 12 % of the sleeper’s body weight. Made from a high quality soft 100% natural cotton, the blanket offers superior breathability. You get an exceptional all-natural sleep from using the blanket. It is your ideal choice for winter and summer bedding.

The blanket is available in various sizes, weights, colours and styles. This makes it suitable to meet your sleeping preferences and appropriate needs. The blanket is not easy to share unless you get one of the largest sizes.

Features:

  • High-quality and durable
  • Suitable for a wide range of ages
  • Made of coy material

 

 

Rocabi Weighted Blanket

9.     Rocabi Weighted Blanket

Rocabi Weighted Blanket is made from luxurious and silky soft minky-fabric. The blanket is available in different sizes and weights from 5 lb to 30 lb. Rocabi blankets provide gentle press to different pressure points of the body.

The blanket is machine washable and tumble dry ready. It can also be hand washed to preserve durability. The blanket comes with a removable cover which can be washed separately.

Rocabi is suitable for people who have difficulty falling asleep and looking for a more restful sleep and improved wellbeing.

Features:

  • Removable cover
  • Warm and soft touch
  • Various weights and sizes
  • Machine washable
  • Even weight distribution

 

 

CZZZ Weighted Blanket

10. CZZZ Weighted Blanket

 The CZZZ Weighted Blanket is made from premium quality material. The blanket is highly breathable and made from high-density cotton fabric filled with natural cotton. The blanket is filled with glass beads that are placed in small polyester pockets that ensure even distribution of the beads. To prevent leakages of the beads, the CZZZ blanket features two layers of microfiber.

CZZZ weighted blanket is designed to have temperature control which makes it suitable for both summer and winter. The blanket is available in various sizes and weights. The manufacturer recommends sleepers to choose the blanket that is about 7% to 13% of your body weight. These blankets are smaller in size than the standard blankets and very versatile. You can wrap around your shoulder or lay across your lap or legs.

Features:

  • Temperature control
  • Breathable
  • Even distribution
  • Versatile use

 

 

Relaxblanket

11. RelaxBlanket Premium Classic Weighted Blanket

The RelaxBlanket is designed to be enjoyed by both children and adults. The blanket includes a 100% cotton weighted blanket and a washable soft quilted cover. RelaxBlanket is available in 15 lb, 20 lb, and 25lb. The 15 lb is for people who weigh between 90 and 150 lb; 20 lb for people who weigh between 150 and 200 lb; and 25 lb for people who weigh over 200 lb. The manufacturer recommends that you choose the blanket weight based on your sensitivity to the feel of weight on your body.

The blanket is made up of an exterior washable super-soft microfiber which can be removed from the internal weighted blanket. The microbeads are uniformly distributed across the whole bed.

Features:

  • 100% cotton material
  • Washable exterior
  • 3 Weight options

 

 

Hypnoser Weighed Blanket

12. Hypnoser Weighted Blanket

Hypnoser Weighted Blanket has been designed to help you feel relaxed and relieved of stress. The blanket works by weighing about 10% of the sleeper’s body weight. The blanket has 6 loops on the inside corners and a central edge which is attached to the duvet cover. Hynopser weighted blanket is made of premium breathable hypoallergenic cotton and suitable for people with allergies.

The blanket cover and inner layer are sold separately. The Hypnoser is constructed with clear non-toxic odourless glass beads. The fabric used in the construction of the blanket is machine washable, provided you use a gentle cycle with cold water. The blanket can be kept looking and smelling good by air drying.

Features:

  • Allergy-friendly
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Various sizes and weights

 

 

HBlife Weighted Blanket

13. HBlife Weighted Blanket

HBlife Weighted Blanket is designed to create a gentle feeling of being hugged which helps you to feel comfortable and fully rested through the night. The blanket is made up of 7 layers which make up the structure and 2 extra layers of breathable polyester between the outmost premium cotton fabric and a non-glue polyester padding. This provides a cooling effect on summer nights with the blanket.

HBlife blanket consists of more glass beads with reduced fibre fill. This allows the blanket to offer all-round temperature control. The blanket is constructed with smaller compartments which offer more even weight distribution. The manufacturer recommends that sleepers choose a blanket that is about 10% of their body weight.

Features:

  • Temperature control
  • 7-layer structure
  • 2 extra layers
  • Even weight distribution

 

 

Bedstory Weighted Blanket

14. Bedstory Weighted Blanket

Bedstory Weighted Blanket is a 7-layer structured blanket that offers deep pressure simulation. This helps sleepers to calm down and have a top-notch night rest. The blanket has two extra layers of polyester padding to prevent bead leakage.

Bedstory is constructed with advanced sewing to ensure even weight spread across the whole blanket. The manufacturer recommends choosing the blanket that is about 7 and 12% of your body weight.

Features:

  • 7-layer structure
  • Not too hot
  • Great design

 

 

Barehome Weighted Blanket

15.Bare Home Weighted Blanket

The bare Home weighted blanket is made from 100% cotton and it is designed to offer a comfortable restful sleep. The blanket is filled with glass beads and is sewn carefully to ensure even weight distribution. The blanket is available in various sizes and weights.

The blanket has a minky duvet cover that keeps the blanket protected and also enhances the sensory experience. The blanket is hand and machine washable. The manufacturer recommends choosing a weighted blanket that is about 10% of the sleeper’s body weight and round up if between sizes.

Features:

  • 100% Cotton
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made from environmentally friendly materials
  • Minky cover is fade and wrinkle resistance

 

 

Dr. Hart’s Weighted Blanket Deluxe Set

16.Dr. Hart’s Weighted Blanket Deluxe Set

Dr. Hart’s weighted blanket is designed to make you feel more calm and relaxed. The blanket is made up of quartz microspheres that are odourless, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. The blanket has a super soft duvet cover which is made from plush fabric.

The blanket conforms to the body and optimizes pressure delivery. The blanket is breathable and makes no shifting noise. Dr. Hart’s weighted blanket is engineered to be about 10 – 15% of the sleepers body weight.

Features:

  • Breathable
  • Eco-friendly
  • No shifting noise
  • Hypoallergenic

 

 

CuteKing Weighted Blanket

17.CuteKing Weighted Blanket

The Cute King weighted blanket is best suited for adults and children. The inner of the blanket is filled with glass microbeads and polyester fibre padding. The blanket is designed to prevent bead leakage. The blanket is constructed to be temperature neutral and breathable. This makes the blanket ideal for use in warmer climates and summer.

The blanket has a fairly thick and durable cover. CuteKing weighted blanket is machine washable in a low, gentle setting. However, the manufacturer recommends the blanket to be hand-washed or dry cleaned in order to extend the blanket’s lifespan.

Features:

  • Breathable
  • 100% Cotton
  • Durable
  • Temperature Control

 

 How Does a Weighted Blanket Work

Weighted blankets are just like the traditional blanket except for their weight. These types of blankets are usually filled with a combination of beans, beads, pellets, discs, sand, or other similar material.

Different materials are used to construct the outer layer of the blankets.  Some of the materials used can be soft and springy.

Weighted blankets work based on a Deep Touch Pressure (DPT) therapy. The blanket employs the technique of deep touch pressure to provide a calming effect on the body. Deep touch pressure enhances the secretion of two neurotransmitters- serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin and dopamine help the body to relax, create a sense of calm and well-being.

When used, the blanket puts pressure on your body which increases the level of serotonin and dopamine in your body.

The deep touch pressure simulation of a gravity blanket helps to relax the nervous system which helps to relieve pains, improve moods, and reduce anxiety. Let’s examine the benefits of using a weighted blanket.

 

10 Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Trying to find the best solutions to your sleep issues might appear difficult. You sip a bit of chamomile tea and listen to some relaxing music, but still can’t get to sleep easily. Insomnia and other sleep problems can get really annoying.

However, with a weighted blanket, you have the right solution. The therapeutic blanket has helped to solve so many sleep problems. It was initially designed as a form of therapy to help those with sensory processing disorders such as autism, by easing their anxieties and calming them down.

The blanket creates a sense of being wrapped or swaddled. It provides a physical connection that provides security, warmth and also helps relax the body.

Weighted blanket has a long use record in the reduction or management of the symptoms of many conditions. This include

  • Nervous disorders
  • Mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • General Stress, etc

The benefits of using a weighted blanket are;

1.    Enhance Oxytocin Secretion

A weighted blanket provides pressure which is similar to that of a hug you get from your partner.  Research shows that a hug aids in the secretion of Oxytocin hormone. Oxytocin slows down the heart and reduces blood pressure. This helps the body to relax which makes you feel at ease and also results in improved sleep.

2.    Release Dopamine and Serotonin

Weighted blankets provide a deep touch pressure simulation. This deep touch pressure simulation has been found to promote the release of two brain chemicals -dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals provide a calming effect to the body which helps combat anxiety, stress and depression.

3.    Ease Insomnia

You might dismiss the fact that insomnia is a huge sleep disorder until you experience it. Insomnia has various patterns and this ranges from trouble getting to sleep, to waking up in the wee hours.  Insomnia interferes with an individual's activities which results in lack of concentration and or slowness in activity.

Research has shown that deep touch pressure simulation aids the release of serotonin, which soothes the nervous system, reduces anxiety and arousal and also helps to regulate sleep. And with a weighted blanket, you get this firm gentle pressure anytime you want it. This means you get to enjoy a wonderful night's rest and say goodbye to insomnia.

Psychologists say that the weighted material may be effective because it produces a light touch sensation whenever you move under the blanket. This may feel like a caress. The sensation may stimulate the release of hormones/brain chemicals that soothe the nervous system, reducing anxiety and arousal.

4.    Reduces Anxiety

Although there are several ways to deal with anxiety, research has shown that a deep pressure touch can reduce the symptoms of anxiety. A weighted blanket offers treatment for anxiety. The deep pressure simulation from the blanket provides a soothing effect that aids in reducing anxiety.

The blanket feels more like getting a firm hug from your partner which results in calmness. And with the blanket, you can get that hug anytime.

5.    Ease Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

Night time is a difficult period for you if you have restless leg syndrome. A tingling crawling sensation is felt in the leg mostly at night, which greatly impairs your sleep. This at times leads to insomnia.

The constant urge to move your legs also makes travelling a difficult task for patients with restless leg syndrome.

Constant pressure on the leg has been found to relieve the problem for some patients. With many patients making use of compression socks to get relieved, it might become uncomfortable. But with a weighted blanket, you get the relaxing pressure and also overcome the challenges of using compression socks.

6.     Improves Sleep Quality

Not everyone with a poor quality sleep suffers from insomnia. At times, fatigue can result in poor quality sleep.  Although you get some sleep night after night, it is paramount that you get a restful and restorative quality sleep. Not getting quality sleep can make you feel tired when you wake up.

One of the ways to improve your sleep quality is to use a weighted blanket. The deep touch pressure stimulation provided by the blanket stimulates the secretion of serotonin which enhances quality sleep. Sleeping under the firm pressure of a weighted blanket boosts your falling asleep and makes you sleep longer and wake more refreshed.

7.    Ease Pain

A weighted blanket is a natural alternative to easing pain.  The blanket has a record of relieving pain without the use of painkillers. The deep touch pressure therapy provided by the blanket has been researched to ease the feeling of pains.

8.    Enhance Focus in ADHD

One of the common characteristics of attention-deficit hyperactivity syndrome is the lack of focus. This can affect both children and adults. ADHD often results in restlessness, impulsiveness and inability to complete a task.

Deep touch stimulation, offered by a weighted blanket, has been found to produce a calming effect that reduces anxiety, improves mood and sleep. The blanket also helps to manage other symptoms of ADHD.

9.    Relieves Stress

Everyone gets to experience stress at one point or the other.  You don’t have to experience chronic stress before you feel the negative effects.  An argument with your boss at work can have an impact on your mental and physical health.

The best part of it is that with a weighted blanket, you can combat stress. Research shows that deep touch pressure, offered by a weighted blanket, helps reduce stress.  The therapy reduces the secretion of cortisol – a stress hormone. It also aids in the secretion of neurotransmitters which aids relaxation and calming of the body.

10.Manage Autism Symptoms

Although there is no cure for autism, research has found that it is possible to manage the symptoms. One of the therapies that have an increased indication of autism symptom management is massage or touch therapy.

Touch therapy has been reported to have an instant and lingering effect on the body system. This includes reduction in the level of cortisol -a stress hormone. It also increases serotonin and dopamine- which functions in mood regulation, impulse control and more.  A weighted blanket offers deep touch pressure simulation which aids in the management of autism symptoms.

 

How to Choose the Best Weighted Blanket for You

With a lot of weighted or gravity blankets available, how do you know the one that is right for you?

Weight or gravity blankets weigh from 5 lb to 30 lb. Your weight is used to determine the weighted blanket that is right for you. The ideal weighted blanket for you should be 10 percent of your body weight. However, for children or older adults, 10 percent of body weight plus 1 or 2 pounds.

If you, however, find it difficult to roll under the blanket and feel trapped, you should go for a lighter blanket. Although research found that going lighter than 10 percent of your body weight may not yield the same benefits. 

Using a blanket that is about 10 percent of your body weight will give your body a hugging feel and a sense of calmness which reduces stress and makes you sleep better and wake up rested.

Also, you should read online reviews about the product you want to go for. You should also look out for the features that you think will help you relax better. Materials used in the design of the blanket should also be checked. Check for the softness of the material, durability, breathability and washability.

Below are things you should consider before choosing a weighted blanket

1.    Weight Specification

The weight of the blanket you want to go for is a very important factor, if not the most important. Check the weight of the weighted blanket you want to go for and ensure you are selecting the right one.  Remember that a weighted blanket is designed to provide you with a calming effect through the deep touch pressure simulation. You should not go for a blanket that would hold you down and not make you feel comfortable.

It is usually recommended to choose a weighted blanket that is 10% of your body weight. This is to prevent any hazard a heavy blanket can cause. Blankets that are too heavy can pose a risk to your sleep. Also, remember to always read the product description of the blanket you want to go for and the recommended weight suggested by the seller.

2.    Durability

The first thing you want to worry about is the durability of the blanket. You won’t want to go for a blanket that will get damaged after a few usages. The best way to determine the durability of the weighted blanket is to check out the materials used in the construction. Weighted blankets made from premium quality materials would last longer and give value for the file.

3.    Warranty

A decent warranty from a manufacturer will improve your experience in the usage of your weighted blanket. The last thing you will want to think about is if your blanket will fall apart. A warranty from the manufacturer does not only protect you in the event of damage. It also guarantees you that the brand has confidence in their product and you can enjoy a smooth ride in the usage with zero worries.

4.    Washability

Blankets are constructed from different fabrics and this poses a limit to what can be done with them. It is important that you verify with the manufacturer to know if the blanket can be washed – either hand washed or machine washed. Knowing if your chosen weighted blanket is washable will help you care for it in the right way. Also, you get to know if there is an additional cost needed for the maintenance of your chosen weighted blanket.

Conclusion

Weighted blankets do not only help you relax or sleep well, but they can also be used in managing some other conditions, specifically anxiety and sensory needs. The best-weighted blankets in Canada have been designed for daily treatments and also to manage some health conditions.

The top weighted blankets listed in this article are the top reviewed weighted blankets in Canada and are proven to have impressed customers with their quality and the value they offer.


 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can you wash a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket can be washed in warm water or cold water. Refer to the manufacturer to know if your weighted blanket can be washed. However, most blankets can be hand-washed and machine-washed.

  • Can a weighted blanket be too heavy?

A heavy blanket that is too heavy for you might be ineffective, counterproductive and cause you more stress instead of helping you sleep better. You can end up getting hot instead of a comfortable sleep, which leads to a poor sleep leaving you more stressed. You also stand the risk of suffocation if your weighted blanket is too heavy.

  • Can you dry a weighted blanket?

Depending on the material used in the construction of a blanket, you can either dry a weighted blanket with the use of a dryer or you air-dry.

  • Can you use a weighted blanket while pregnant?

To use a weighted blanket during pregnancy, you need to choose the weight of the blanket based o n your pre-pregnancy weight. It is recommended that you go with a blanket that is close to 10% of your body weight.

  • Can a weighted blanket make you sore?

The weight of a weighted blanket is not heavy enough to cause you pain by placing much pressure on your muscles or joint. But the weight could potentially increase any injury or pain (fibromyalgia pain) you have.

  • Can a weighted blanket suffocate you?

A heavy weighted blanket can cause you more hazard than improve your sleep and leave you relaxed. If too heavy, a weighted blanket can lead to suffocation.

  • Can weighted blankets help with anxiety?

A weighted blanket offers treatment for anxiety. The deep pressure simulation from the blanket provides a soothing effect that aids in reducing anxiety.

  • Can you wash a 20 lb weighted blanket?

Blankets over 20 lb should be washed and dried in a commercial washer and dryer. Tumble dry it on a low/medium heat or line dry.

  • Can a weighted blanket help lose weight?

You cannot achieve a better result of weight without a quality sleep, irrespective of your diet. A weighted blanket helps you get a quality night rest and make you feel relaxed.

  • Where can I buy a weighted blanket?

To buy a quality weighted blanket, make a research about the weighted blankets available in your location. You can read through the reviews to know more about the materials used in the production of the blanket and if it suits your sleeping preference. You can purchase a weighted blanket via online and in-stores

  • Can side sleepers use weighted blankets?

You can use a weighted blanket irrespective of your sleeping position. However, your sleeping position might influence the weight of the blanket you will go for.

  • What can you fill a weighted blanket with?

Weighted blankets are filled with materials such as micro glass beads, plastic poly pellets, and steel shots beads, among others.

  • Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?

Both adults and children can make use of a weighted blanket, provided the recommended guidelines are followed.

  • Who can use a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket can be used by both adults and children. Weighted blankets should not be used by children below the age of 2 years or children that weigh less than 50 pounds. However, it is recommended to use a weighted blanket that is about 10% of your body weight.

  • Can a child use a 15lb weighted blanket?

A child weighing less than 50 pounds or below the age of 2 years should not be allowed to use a weighted blanket. It is recommended that the weight of your weighted blanket should be 10% of your body size.

  • Can weighted blankets cause anxiety?

Weighted blanket has a long record in easing anxiety. The calming effect of a weighted blanket helps to achieve a deep state and sleep better. 

  • Can weighted blankets help with pain?

Without a restful sleep, individuals might experience an increase in the intensity of pains. A weighted blanket can help decrease the pain by enhancing the quality of sleep an individual gets. A quality sleep helps to ease tense muscles and allows the body to respond to pain.

  • Can weighted blankets help with restless leg syndrome?

Constant pressure on the leg has been found to relieve the problem of restless leg syndrome by some patients. A weighted blanket provides pressure on the leg which helps to relieve the condition.

  • Can weighted blankets help with snoring?

Weighted blankets can help in relaxing the respiratory muscles. With this, it can help with mild snoring. However, it should not be used by heavy snorers and those with sleep apnea or asthma.

  • Can weighted blankets help you sleep?

Weighted blankets can help you relax well and have a better sleep. Weighted blanket works with deep touch pressure therapy which enhances serotonin which helps calm the body and relax well.

  • Can weighted blankets make anxiety worse?

Weighted blankets should not be substituted for proven therapies for anxiety. For instance, some people with panic disorder may experience a counter effect from a weighted blanket or even worsen anxiety.

  • Can you wash ZonLi weighted blanket?

ZonLi weighted blankets are machine washable and can be dried in a dryer. The blanket can also be dried outside in the sun or inside (air dry). The fabric used in the design of ZonLi Weighted blanket is durable and should stand to multiple washing and drying.

  • What age can a child use a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets are not recommended for children under the age of 2 years old.  Most weighted blankets come with an age range of 4 years and above. However, note that if your little one cannot push his blanket out of the way in the middle of the night,  his access to air may be limited which could lead to suffocation.

  • What is the best weighted blanket in Canada?

The top 10 weighted blankets in Canada are;

  1. Hush Weighted Blankets
  2. YnM Weighted Blanket
  3. Luna Weighted Blanket
  4. Hush Classic Blanket
  5. ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanket
  6. Hush Iced Weighted Blankets
  7. YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket
  8. Weighted Idea Weighted Blanket
  9. Rocabi Weighted Blanket
  10. CZZZ Weighted Blankets
  • Can a couple share a weighted blanket?

Couples can share a weighted blanket. This is okay as far as both persons feel comfortable with the weight of the blanket. It is recommended that you share a weighted blanket with an individual with a similar size. However, it is beneficial to try different weights to know what works best for each individual.

  • Can a weighted blanket be too light?

Yes. A weighted blanket that is too light will not provide any therapeutic effect. The weighted blanket will just be like a regular blanket. A weighted blanket is recommended to be about 10% of your body weight.

  • Can a weighted blanket help with leg cramps?

Aching leg muscles and chronic fatigue associated with fibromyalgia can make everyday activities painful. With the gentle firm pressure offered by a weighted blanket can help relax the leg muscles.

  • Can I take a weighted blanket on a plane?

Yes. You can take a weighted blanket with you on a plane but there are some challenges to it. There are some things you can do to get your weighted blanket through security.

  • Call ahead to get accurate information on this
  • Bring along a proof of purchase that shows you own the product
  • Try get a certificate or a letter from your physician stating that the blanket is a medical necessity
  • If possible, take along samples of the material in the blankets (such as the pellet and inner fabrics)
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