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9 weighted blankets from $55 that will feel like you’re receiving a warm hug

Your afternoon nap is about to get an upgrade.

Getting a good night’s rest has never been easier. These days, you don’t need to look for very long to find a whole host of sleeping aids, like comfortable mattresses, sleep sprays, mindfulness apps and – the latest trend to sweep the internet: weighted blankets.

If finding effective ways to wind down and get a better night’s sleep are on your to-do list, picking up a calming blanket could be a step in the right direction.

But what if you sleep hot? No dramas! Designed with a myriad of materials for breathability, you can shop around to find a warmer or cooler option as you like. 

Whether you are looking for a blanket that goes unrecognised amongst your bedding, or a standard patterned option, we have the blankets for you. So, to get on board Cloud Nine, read on to find a weighted blanket suited to your budget and textile needs. 

The 9 best weighted blankets to shop in Australia 2024

Not sure which weighted blanket to go for? Read on to discover some of our favourites. Your weekend slumber is about to get an upgrade.

The best weighted blankets for adults

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Weighted blanket, $176 (usually $220), Ecosa

If you’ve already picked up the squishy-soft memory foam bed in a box from Ecosa, then why not pair it with this snug blanket available in seven and 11kg? Together they’ll lull you into a cosy sleep.

Key features:

  • Available in 7kg and 11kg
  • Dimensions: 140 x 210cm 
  • Certified STANDARD 100 OEKO-TEX
  • Made with bamboo for premium cooling


anjee sherpa fleece weighted blanket
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Anjee sherpa fleece weighted blanket 6.8kg, $101.99 (usually $110), Amazon

With a seven-layer design, this Sherpa fleece weighted blanket is a cosy addition to the couch or bed come the frostier nights of winter.

Key features:

  • Weighs 6.8kg
  • Seven layer design
  • 220 GSM smooth fleece top and 220 GSM plush Sherpa reverse
  • Available in three colourways; grey, navy blue and pink
  • Available in two sizes; 150x200cm and 120x180cm


Pillow Talk Tranquillity weighted blanket
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Tranquility 6.8kg weighted blanket, $129 (usually $189), Pillow Talk 

A popular choice for sleep-seekers is Pillow Talk’s Tranquillity weighted blanket. Applying deep and soothing pressure, enjoy a relaxed and uninterrupted nights rest. 

Key features:

  • Helps alleviate stress and anxiety
  • Available in three weights; 4.8kg, 6,8kg and 9.5kg
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or children under age eight
  • Care instructions: hand wash


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Oodie weighted blanket, $129 (usually $159), The Oodie

While you may already be familiar with the renowned blanket hoodie, the Oodie, there’s also now an Oodie weighted blanket. This blanket features flannel fleece exterior, sherpa fleece interior, is 10 per cent longer than similar ones on the market, and is available in two stylish shades.

Key features:

  • Available in three weights: 4.5kg, 6.8kg and 9kg
  • Dimensions: 198 x 121cm
  • Not suitable for children under age of three


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Giselle Bedding cotton weighted gravity blanket 9kg, $71.95, Myer

Stimulating pressure points throughout the body, the Giselle weighted blanket imitates the feel of a hug. Made from cotton, microfibre and filled with polyester and glass beads, this blanket is machine-washable, close-fitting and oh so comfy.

Key features:

  • Dimensions: 152 x 203cm
  • Weighs 9kg
  • Utilises therapeutic power of Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS)
  • Made of 100 per cent microfibre 
  • High density eco-friendly glass beads filling
  • Five layer comfort
  • One year warranty


Veda weighted blanket
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Oakleigh Home 7kg Veda weighted blanket, $54.95 (usually $64.95), Temple & Webster

This ultra-cosy blanket comes in electric blue, grey and khaki and is made with quilted blocks and oh-so-soft fabrics, making it the perfect 7kg companion for a night in. 

Key features:

  • Weighs 7kg
  • Dimensions: 122 x 198 x 1.8cm
  • Cover: 100 per cent polyester 
  • Filling: 96 per cent glass beads and 4 per cent polyester
  • Three-year warranty


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RelaxBlanket premium cotton weighted blanket in pink, $99.39, Amazon

Add a pop of colour to your bedroom with one of these premium cotton weighted blankets from RelaxBlanket. Available in pink, green, purple, blue, grey and white, these blankets will enhance character and relaxation in any home setting.

Key features:

  • Available in five colourways
  • Available in various weights: 4.5kg, 5.4kg, 6.8kg and 9kg
  • OEKO-TEX certified cotton
  • Machine washable


The best weighted blankets for kids

Weighted blanket dotted cotton dinosaur
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Buzio weighted blanket 1.3kg for kids, $54.12, Amazon

Weighted blankets aren’t just for the grown ups. This blanket features a soft yellow material and playful dinosaur print – comforting and versatile. Plus, no matter how loved this blanket becomes, a simple machine wash will make it look and feel good as new. 

Key features:

  • Weighs 1.3kg
  • Dimensions: 90 x 120 cm
  • Seven layer structure with nontoxic and odourless glass beads


Winnie the pooh weighted blanket
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Winnie Dairy Oodie weighted blanket, $159 (usually $189), The Oodie

This Winnie the Pooh inspired blanket is certainly wonder-filled. Featuring your favourite hundred-acre wood characters enjoy the comfort of a weighted hug whenever you please. 

Key features:

  • Available in three weights 4.5kg, 6.8kg and 9kg
  • Dimensions: 198 x 121xm
  • Not suitable for children under three


What are the benefits of a weighted blanket?

Resting under the weight of a heavy blanket is believed to have a calming effect, helping you to unwind. Users report liken the feeling to a firm, warm hug.

How heavy should my weighted blanket be?

Weighted blankets are heavier than regular throws because they are generally constructed with a series of glass beads.

Calming blankets can weigh anything between 3kg to 14kg, depending on the size. For effectiveness and safety, it’s recommended to choose a blanket that weights about 10 per cent of your body weight.

Looking to save money on weighted blankets? Check out our coupon codes for Temple and Webster, The Oodie and more.

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