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The Degrees of Comfort Weighted Blanket Is Giving People the ‘Best Sleep’ in Years

A quarter of Americans suffer from insomnia, but shoppers say this blanket can help.
By Braelyn Wood
December 03, 2020
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Do you ever feel like the only person who isn’t catching their mandatory Zzzs? Well, you’re not alone: One in 4 Americans suffer from insomnia, according to a 2018 study by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. You could turn to a slew of natural sleep aids that promise to help you fall asleep faster, but a weighted blanket seems to be what sleep-deprived shoppers praise over and over again.

Scientifically proven to help improve sleep by reducing movement and increasing sleep time, a weighted blanket is an easy bedding swap to make. And for the perfect one this holiday season, look no further than the Degrees of Comfort Cooling Weighted Blanket ($70, was $110; amazon.com). 

Already an Amazon favorite with more than 4,700 perfect ratings, the weighted blanket stands out for its clever multi-season design. It arrives in 3 parts: a quilted blanket filled with beads, a cozy cover made with a plush faux-mink, and a cooling cover constructed with heat-wicking tech. This approach allows users to pick the set-up that works best for their sleep needs—or the season—without spending extra money.

In addition to a smart duvet cover system, the blanket itself offers top-of-the line design innovation. It’s made with nano-ceramic beads that are not only more durable than plastic, but also more comfortable than glass. A special 10-point locking system is then used for each quilted pocket to keep the beads evenly distributed throughout the night. 

Degrees of Comfort Cooling Weighted Blanket
Credit: Amazon

Reviewers confirm these design elements are for more than just show. At least 45 reviewers with insomnia left the blanket a perfect rating, saying it helped them fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night, as well as dramatically increased the quality of their sleep. 

“I suffer from RLS, insomnia, and anxiety,” wrote a shopper. “After reading a ton of reviews, I decided to try this weighted blanket—and it has changed my life! The biggest complaint that most people have about weighted blankets is that they are too hot, but the cooling cover really does help with that. Plus, I love that I can take the cover off and wash it! It was well worth the investment.”

Another shopper deemed it a “miracle blanket,” adding: “Don’t know where this was my whole life, but I will never sleep without it again! It gives me a sense of security and is the perfect weight. Even with the winter duvet on, I did not get hot—and I am normally a hot sleeper. I felt like for once I got a really good deep sleep and woke [up] refreshed with no anxiety! This will change the way you sleep!”

Best sleep in years!” wrote another reviewer. “I have had the blanket for 10 days now and can’t believe the difference. I have slept good to great every night, which is amazing for me. I have problems with restlessness, anxiety, and waking up often. I had no idea what to expect, but it has helped me in all these areas.”

Whether you need a holiday gift for a loved one or simply want to treat yourself, the budget-friendly blanket is destined to be the gift that keeps on giving. Even better? It’s currently up to 36% off on Amazon right now. But you’ll have to hurry—we don’t know how long this sale price will last. 

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