10 Best Cooling Weighted Blankets for Sounder Sleep

Love the idea of a weighted blanket but worried it will be too hot? No sweat! Here are a dozen cool options for the best sleep of your life.

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The idea of a cooling weighted blanket may seem contradictory—how can a weighted blanket be cooling?—but according to thousands of online reviews, they work so well that many self-described hot sleepers won’t sleep without them.

Weighted blankets can help reduce anxiety and stress, acting like a hug and resulting in a better night’s sleep,” says sleep medicine physician Smita Patel, DO. “Plus, studies show that cooler temperatures improve sleep, so for many people who experience insomnia, or those who sleep hot, cooling weighted blankets can be a winning combination.”

In the past, hot sleepers had options including cooling sheets, cooling pillows, cooling blankets, cooling mattress pads, cooling mattresses and even bed cooling systems, but they couldn’t take advantage of the many benefits of weighted blankets because the extra weight just made them feel hotter. All they could choose from were lightweight comforters.

Now, as more and more companies add cooling weighted blankets to their collections, there are so many options available and so many routes to a solid night’s sleep.

What is a cooling weighted blanket?

“Cooling weighted blankets pair the psychological benefits of added weight with the physical comforts of a temperature-regulating blanket,” explains Dr. Patel. They weigh anywhere between 5 and 35 pounds and use a variety of fabrics and technologies to keep you cool.

How to choose a cooling weighted blanket

When choosing the right cooling weighted blanket for you, Dr. Patel says it’s important to consider the following:

  • Weight: The standard recommendation is that a weighted blanket should weigh about 10 percent of your body weight, but that’s a loose guideline. The sweet spot is somewhere between 5 and 12 percent.
  • Fabric: Look for a breathable fabric such as cotton, bamboo, or linen, all of which are naturally cooling.
  • Filling: If your weighted blanket is filled with beads, make sure they’re made of glass, which won’t retain heat the way plastic ones will.
  • Ability to be cleaned: Because you’ll be sleeping with the blanket every night, you’ll want it to be machine washable or have a cover that can be removed for washing. Also, while you’re at it, make sure to learn the right way to wash a weighted blanket.

How we chose the best cooling weighted blankets

To determine the best cooling weighted blankets, we first read what the sleep experts had to say, then checked out the reviews of the ones they considered the most effective. Ultimately, we gave more weight to the opinions of those who had actually slept under them and could share the pros and cons of each one. Based on thousands of reviews, here are our choices for the best cooling weighted blankets.

Best overall: Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket

Gravity Weighted Blanketvia gravityblankets.com

Gravity introduced the world to the weighted blanket in 2017 and continues to lead the category. This new addition is as sleep-inducing as the brand’s bestselling original but, so much cooler. Redesigned in a soft, moisture-wicking fabric, it has a removable cover for easy washing and is a game-changer for hot sleepers.

User review: Reviewer Ariel B. shared, “I’ve heard so much good about Gravity blankets and have wanted one for a while but my husband is a night sweater. He wakes up drenched in sweat and I end up moving further away from him at night because of that. We bought this cooling gravity blanket and wow! We love it! My husband doesn’t wake up drenched in sweat and I can still cuddle with him the entire night.”

If you have a sweaty sleeper, you’ll want to know how to clean your mattress.

Why we love it:

  • Available in four weights, three colors, and two sizes
  • Filled with fine-grade glass beads that are hypoallergenic
  • Precise gridded stitching ensures the beads remain uniformly distributed

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Best value: ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanket

ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanketvia amazon.com

Cooling weighted blankets can be expensive, so when we found one this affordable, we had to check out the reviews. With more than 18,800 five-star ratings, the ZonLi is hard to beat.

User review: “Never has a product so crucially changed my life as this blanket,” writes verified purchaser Ryan Senne. “I was very skeptical at first and figured that I would be wasting roughly $80 on just another stupid gimmick, but I would easily pay double and I can no longer go back to a traditional blanket. Plus, it breathes so nicely that I never get too hot under it.”

Why we love it:

  • Made of soft microfiber
  • Comes in a wide variety of sizes and weights
  • Available in five colors

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Best cotton option: Luna Adult Weighted Blanket

Luna Adult Weighted Blanketvia amazon.com

With more than 11,300 five star reviews, this ultra soft blanket is made from cotton and filled with premium glass beads.

User review: Verified buyer A. Hawley calls it “Well made, cool and comfortable,” and says, “In warmer-than-I-like sleeping conditions it’s been AMAZINGLY comfortable. It’s the most counter-intuitive thing that something so heavy and drapey could be so cool to sleep under.”

Why we love it:

  • 100 percent Oeko-Tex Certified
  • Available in a wide variety of weights, sizes, colors, and patterns

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Best bamboo option: YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket

YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanketvia amazon.com

Made with silky, 100 percent bamboo viscose fabric and premium glass beads, this Amazon’s Choice features more than 4,900 five-star reviews praising it for helping with better, cooler sleep.

User review: “This is perfect for hot sleepers, people with hot flashes, etc.,” writes JanRol. “I have struggled to find a weighted blanket that would not leave me sweating profusely. Returned 3 others, then I found this one. PRAISE BE! And the fabric is so soft and glass beads so even. Super kudos to YnM!”

For more silky sleep products, check out these silk pillowcases.

Why we love it:

  • 100 percent Oeko-Tex Certified
  • Available in a wide variety of weights, sizes, colors, and patterns

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Best knitted option: Bearaby Tree Napper

Bearaby Tree Napper blanketvia bearaby.com

Bearaby recreated the weighted blanket category by introducing the first chunky knitted weighted blanket—and it’s been a bestseller ever since. Not only is it good-looking enough to toss over a chair or your bed, but it’s perfect for hot sleepers because it’s naturally breathable, thanks to cool to the touch TENCEL Lyocell and the blanket’s airy, wide, handwoven weave.

User review: Five star reviewer Onjanique V. says it’s “extremely comfortable and the only weighted blanket I’ve used that doesn’t make me overheat!” Russell S. raves, “The blanket is very cool (hard to avoid the pun as it is both).”

Why we love it:

  • FSC, Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex and Fairtrade International Certified
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable
  • Available in three weights and seven colors

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Best linen option: Sensonest Linen Weighted Blanket

Sensonest Weighted Blanketvia Sensonest/etsy.com

Because of its breathability and moisture-wicking properties, linen is a naturally cooling fabric and a great choice for a weighted blanket. This one has users raving.

User review: Five-star reviewer, Rebecca, writes, “I have fibromyalgia, so my body temperature can be all over the place, and why I chose linen. Last night I used my new blanket for the first time, and had one of the best night’s sleep ever.”

Kate Hagan, who also gave it five stars, agrees: “Other weighted blankets (plastic beads, polyester covers) really made sleeping uncomfortable, as they would hold in all the heat. This blanket is different. I have used it when I would normally just use a sheet and I was very comfortable. It’s made very well and well worth it.”

Also critical for comfortable sleep? Choosing the right pillow.

Why we love it:

  • Available in a wide variety of sizes, weights, and colors
  • Oeko-Tex certified
  • Washer and dryer safe

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Best double-sided option: Luxome Cooling Weighted Blanket

Luxome Cooling Weighted Blanketvia amazon.com

With one side made of cool bamboo lyocell and one side made of plush, fleece-like minky, this super soft double-sided blanket’s got you covered, whether you’re warm or cold. Hot sleepers rave about it.

User review: Five-star reviewer Chris M. writes, “This is the first weighted blanket I’ve tried out and I loved it immediately. The biggest impact it’s having on my sleep is the cooling effect, because I am an absolute FURNANCE when I sleep and this is the only cooling blanket I’ve used that maintains a balanced, comfortable temperature throughout the night. Bonus points for having that nice cooling cuddly sensation when you first slip into bed.”

Why we love it:

  • Machine washable
  • Eco-friendly

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Best sustainable option: Nuzzie Knit Weighted Blanket

Nuzzie Knit Weighted Blanket Via Shopnuzzie.com

Filled with 100 percent recycled material, this great-looking blanket is as good for the planet as it is for you. A king size blanket keeps 1,200 water bottles worth of plastic from polluting the oceans—and, thanks to its open weave, keeps you cool and comfortable all night. Handwoven from proprietary, OKEO-Tek-Certified, hypoallergenic weighted yarn, it comes in nine beautiful colors.

User review: Verified buyer Omar R. calls it the “best weighted blanket, period!” And five-star reviewer Cynthia Y. says, “Absolutely love! It provides just the right pressure, and I don’t overheat. Definitely my new favorite blanket.”

Why we love it

  • Machine washable
  • 120-day warranty
  • With every purchase, a blanket is donated to someone in need

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Best temperature regulating: Pine & River Temperature Regulating Bamboo Weighted Blanket

Pine & River Temperature Regulating Bamboo Weighted Blanketvia amazon.com

With more than 1,200 five-star reviews, this temperature regulating bamboo blanket is the “BEST BLANKET EVER!” according to user, Meagen L.

User review: She writes, “I have so much love for this blanket because while it doesn’t make me feel too warm, it gives me a sense of ‘ahhhhh.’ I feel calmer and more restful with this blanket on my body. I have slept better and LONGER.” It comes in cool blue and is basically a 15-pound lullabye.

If your body temperature fluctuates and you often wake up sweaty, it’s important to know how often to wash your sheets.

Why we love it:

  • 100 percent Oeko-Tex Certified
  • Machine washable
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable

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Best hydro-powered: ChiliBlanket

Weighted Blanket Via Chilisleep.com

This 15-pound weighted blanket takes cooling to a whole new level, thanks to water-based technology that offers up to 15 degrees of physical change from ambient temperature. Connect it to Chili’s Cube Control unit or the OOLER Control unit and customize the temperature, which can be programmed all the way down to a chilly 55 degrees, depending on how you like to sleep. Although this system is more expensive and the water chamber means it requires more maintenance, serious hot sleepers say it’s worth it.

User review: “The only downside,” according to verified buyer Forest K., is that you cannot live without it once you discover how much it helps.”

Why we love it:

  • It also goes up to 115 degrees so it can be used to heat as well as cool
  • 30-night sleep trial
  • 2 year warranty

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Best looking: Silk & Snow Knit Weighted Blanket

Silk & Snow weighted blanket

Handwoven from 100 percent natural cotton, this weighted blanket is beautiful. Soft and cool (it’s named Silk & Snow, after all), it feels like wrapping yourself in a blanket someone lovingly made for you. But it’s not all about its looks, as hundreds of five-star reviewers point out.

User review: “I love these blankets!” writes reviewer Meghan M. “The comfort of a weighted blanket without as much heat and with a lot more style.” Reviewer Melanie M. adds, “This blanket is lovely. Great weight, looks gorgeous on my bed, and I can actually use it on my menopausal body at night without dying of heatstroke, because it breathes. Was definitely worth the investment.”

Why we love it:

  • 100-night, risk-free trial
  • Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX Certified

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Source: Dr. Smita Patel, DO, FAASM, ABOIM, Founder and Medical Director, iNeuro Institute

Lois Alter Mark
Lois Alter Mark is an award-winning travel, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment writer for Reader's Digest, Forbes and USA Today 10Best. Her work has taken her to all seven continents and introduced her to new people, food and—her latest obsession—pickleball! An avid cruiser, she loves introducing readers to the joys of travel.