The Top Three Weighted Blankets in The UK This 2020

Updated: February 10th, 2020

A growing appreciation for weighted blankets has sprouted in the United States and has spread across the pond, as people discover the many benefits of this must-have 2020 household product.

In the last year, the American market was abuzz with excitement for the therapeutic effects of weighted blankets, and now that awareness has come to the United Kingdom.

To help consumers find the highest quality product on the market today, we took a look at 11 of the best weighted blanket brands currently available in the UK.

Weighted Blanket Summary Chart UK

Shopping for a Weighted Blanket

First and foremost, a high-quality weighted blanket should create a feeling of security and safety in users. The gentle and firm pressure of the blanket cocoons the body, calming the nervous system and inducing an overall sense of relaxation and calm. This is known as weighted therapy, and many scientific studies have underlined its ability to stimulate the production of happy hormones (serotonin and dopamine) in the body.

But not all weighted blankets on the market today weigh up the same, especially when it comes to overall quality and price of the products. That’s why we decided to take an in-depth analysis of the top 11 blankets currently available in the UK. We then narrowed that list down to the top three front runners, so others wouldn’t have to!

Here is what we found out.

The Top 3 Brands that Wow'd Us

#1 Kudd.ly

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£ 64
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  • Soft touch fleece
  • Washable
  • No sagging or bunching
  • BPA-free, non-toxic glass beads
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The Kalm Koala blanket was next up on our list, coming in second thanks to its versatile and durable nature. The brand took 18 months to design, test, and produce a weighted blanket that would stand up to wear and tear, without sagging, bunching, or bead spillage typical of other low-quality weighted blankets.

Their dedication paid off, as this UK-based brand created a blanket that offered durability and breathability, creating a comfortable cuddle for warm and cold sleepers alike. Use this blanket all year round to help with sleep quality. The tiny, glass beads are securely stitched into the duvet, and secured into the cover with a unique loop and tie design. Opt for the breathable bamboo side for those hot nights, or flip over the cover for the organic cotton for a warmer snuggle.

Over 80% of our testers felt calm and relaxed under this blanket, commenting on improved sleep quality. Where other weighted blankets bunch up and fall off the bed during the night, resulting in disrupted sleep, the Koala felt more secure and did not shift, helping testers get to sleep quicker and stay that way. 

With three weights to choose from, 4kg, 6kg, and 9kg, the Koala offered users a versatile sleep aid, that works for a range of body weights for optimal use.

#2 KOALA

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£ 99
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Each
  • Soft touch fleece
  • Washable
  • No sagging or bunching
  • BPA-free, non-toxic glass beads
  • All-in-one system
  • Free shipping & returns

Overall we were very impressed with the Koala Blanket. According to their website the team behind Koala is located in the UK and they worked 18 months on this blanket. Their goal was to create a blanket that solved all the issues with other weighted blankets such as bead spillage, ripping and uneven weight distribution…while providing it at the best price.

80% of our testers felt more relaxed and had improved sleep. Plus it works well for the summer and winter this is a big plus.

This blanket is made out of organic cotton and the cover is two sided. It has smaller pockets to keep the weighted beads in place. They also use extra strong thread and double stitching to ensure the blanket doesn’t break and spill beads. This is a big complaint with weighted blankets so it is nice to see feature.

The beads did not shift during our tests and the duvet stayed in place within the cover. This is a big plus as most duvet and cover weighted blankets move around making it uncomfortable when using.

#3 SNUZI

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£ 122
00
Each
  • Soft touch fleece
  • Washable
  • No sagging or bunching
  • All-in-one system
  • Free shipping & returns

The Snuzi weighted blanket came in a respectable third place as it offered users a good night’s sleep, but at steeper price and somewhat compromised quality.

Our testers found that the Snuzi blanket created a comfortable and calming cuddle, but was quicker to fall off when adjusting positions. Unlike the other brands, this blanket does not use individually stitched pockets of fabric to keep the glass beads evenly and securely dispersed. 

This is not an issue when lying down with the product, but becomes a problem when standing with the blanket, and all the beads quickly drop to the bottom. Their blankets are available in three weights, 5.5kg, 7kg, and 9kg. 

Overall, the Snuzi weighted blanket was able to help our testers catch a better night’s sleep, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety when wrapped around their shoulders. 

Benefits of Weighted Blankets and deep touch pressure

  • Restless Leg Syndrome can cause many sleepless nights but the use of weighted therapy can stop these disruptive movements, allowing for an undisturbed sleep cycle.
  • Stimulates production of serotonin and dopamine (the happy hormones), which are then turned into melatonin at night, the hormone that signals the body when it’s time to sleep. Many who suffer from insomnia produce lower levels of this sleep hormone, making it hard to fall asleep and stay that way. Weighted blankets can improve this production and by extension, overall sleep quality.
  • Reduces production of cortisol, the stress hormones that can counteract the effects of melatonin.
  • The production of happy hormones also creates a deep sense of relaxation, easing tension from muscles and producing a calming effect of the nervous system.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome can cause many sleepless nights but the use of weighted therapy can stop these disruptive movements, allowing for an undisturbed sleep cycle.
  • Those with Fibromyalgia often suffer insomnia as a side effect. Sleeping with and using a weighted blanket during times of inflammation can reduce these painful side effects and help users get a better night’s sleep.

For Sensory Disorders

  • Deep touch pressure has been used by occupational therapists to help treat Autism, ADHD, and other sensory disorders for decades 
  • Weighted blankets create gentle pressure to dampen sensory stimulation resulting in a calmer, more relaxed mood while aiding in concentration and cognitive ability

For Anxiety and Depression

  • People with depression and anxiety can have lower levels of serotonin in the body. As the blanket helps stimulate the production of serotonin, it can offset these negative effects
  • Improving production of neurotransmitters also helps induce a sense of calm, ridding the mind of those anxious feelings

What Others Are Saying

The first night of using my kudd.ly blanket. What a difference it has made immediately. I fell asleep comfortably and woke up naturally, which is amazing for me because sleep doesn't come easy for me. For myself, even the pain I wake up in has reduced.

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Our team loves the Kudd.ly weighted blanket, and we know you will too!

With FREE, NEXT-DAY DELIVERY, an improved night’s sleep is less than 24 hours away if you order before 8pm! Try it risk-free today, as the brand offers a 30-day guarantee and free returns. As an incentive to try out the number-one ranked weighted blanket today, use voucher HUGS and save £15 on your purchase!