The original

Gravity Blanket

Cooler option

Gravity Cooling Blanket

The original Gravity Blanket is a therapeutic weighted blanket which acts as a sleep aid. The weights sewn into the blanket serve to "cuddle" you as you sleep. It also keeps you warm on cold nights.

$249 at Amazon

Pros

  • Helps you sleep
  • Keeps you warm
  • Three color options

Cons

  • May not be ideal for warm climates
  • Might not suit people who get hot when they sleep

The Gravity Cooling Blanket is exactly the same as the original Gravity Blanket on the inside. However, the duvet cover is made from a technical fabric designed to keep you cool.

$259 at Gravity Blanket

Pros

  • Same great sleep aid as the original
  • Keeps you cool

Cons

  • Costs more
  • May not be warm enough for cool climates

If you live in a cool climate and/or tend to feel cold at night, you'll want the original Gravity Blanket. If you live in a warm climate and/or you get hot when you sleep, you'll want the Gravity Cooling Blanket.

Break it down now...

So what is a Gravity Blanket, exactly? It's a weighted blanket, with tiny weights sewn into it. It's thought to have a therapeutic effect: purportedly it helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply. You choose a blanket weight between seven and 12 percent of your body weight, and it is said to relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being hugged. Gravity pulling on the weights in the blanket are said to cause deep touch pressure stimulation, which stimulates the body's pressure points associated with sleep, mood, and relaxation.

Once you've decided you want a Gravity Blanket and all of its effects, you'll want to think about temperature. Do you tend to be hot when you sleep? The Gravity Cooling Blanket is constructed from a technical fabric containing 87 percent polyester and 13 percent spandex. It wicks moisture from the body, keeping you cool.

My husband sleeps hot while I am always cold, so I would probably buy him the Gravity Cooling Blanket and pick up an original Gravity Blanket for myself.

Gravity Blanket Gravity Cooling Blanket
Weight 15, 20, or 25 lbs 15, 20, or 25 lbs
Color options Space Gray, Moon Ivory, Galaxy Blue Space Gray
Size 72in X 48in 72in X 48in
Duvet cover? Yes Yes
Cooling fabric? No Yes
Therapeutic sleep benefits? Yes Yes

Gravity Blanket is probably the best-known brand, but there are other brands on the market that you might consider in order to save a bit of money. BlanQuil, for example, has virtually identical features as the original Gravity Blanket, but is substantially less expensive.

Improve your sleep

Gravity Blanket

Helps you sleep and keeps you warm.

If could use some help sleeping and you tend to get cold at night or you aren't affected by temperature one way or another, then the original Gravity Blanket is the way to go. The original is also slightly cheaper and comes in three colors.

Cooler version

Gravity Cooling Blanket

Helps you sleep and keeps you cool.

If you are looking for sleep improvement, and you tend to feel too hot when you sleep, then you'll want to spend the extra few bucks for the Gravity Cooling Blanket.

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