Gravity Blanket vs. Gravity Cooling Blanket: Which should you buy?
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.
- Helps you sleep
- Keeps you warm
- Three color options
- 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.
- Same great sleep aid as the original
- Keeps you cool
- 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.
|Header Cell - Column 0||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|
|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
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.
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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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.