Filled with tiny glass beads carefully distributed across the layers, weighted blankets help provide a calming pressure to settle the body and aid troubled sleepers to rest and relax - described by many as the sensation of being hugged. In the heat of the Australian summer, however, a heavy blanket can add unwanted warmth and bulk that threaten to outweigh the benefits.
The good news is that many makers of weighted blankets are now releasing “cool blankets” using a mixture of technology and fabrics that ensure the blankets are cool to the touch, wick away moisture, breathe freely and remain cool for several hours after you climb under them and nod off to a calm slumber.
Many are made overseas and shipped to Australia, however, there are a handful made right here – and with our climate in mind. If affordability is an issue, an alternative to having seasonal weighted blankets is to simply replace the cover with a lighter one in the warmer months. Neptune blanket and Therapy have a cotton alternative for theirs.
So, if you're in the search for a weighted blanked - sans the overheating, read on for our pick of the best picks of cooling weighted blankets available to shop in Australia.
Shop now at Neptune Blanket
As mentioned, Neptune Blankets offer a breezy cotton cover for their weighted blankets. Made from 230T breathable organic cotton, and available in a beige, white, pink, navy and grey, staying cool has never been easier.
Shop now at Therapy
Easily attach the Therapy Bamboo Cover Series to your Therapy weighted blanket with its innovative SmartZip design - say goodbye to bunching and hello to cool summer nights. Made from 100 per cent organic bamboo lyocell fabric with moisture wicking technology.
Shop now at Kogan
Sink into a comfortable and stress-free sleep. Made from premium bamboo, the Ovela Weighted Blanket is breathable and temperature controlled so you get the serotonin boost from a weighted blanket without the overheating.
Shop now at catch.com.au
A peaceful night's sleep is just one cooling summer weighted blanket away. This weighted blanket by DreamZ is designed for all seasons - cool to touch in the summer or place it on top of your duvet to add extra warmth when it's chilly.
Shop now at Simplesleep
A weighted blanket that won't make you sweat. Simplesleep provides all the weight, without the excessive warmth. Enveloped in an open-weave microfibre for optimal airflow, your beauty sleep will remain undisturbed - as it should be.
Shop now at Ettitude
Available in two weights: summer and winter, this Bamboo Quilt by Ettitude is designed to be light and breathable. Made from 100 per cent plant-based CleanBamboo fabric shell (silky soft and sustainable? yes please), and filled with organic bamboo fibre. Plus, its also made free from harmful chemicals making it ideal for sensitive skin.
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