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Gravity Blanket vs. Gravity Cooling Blanket: Which should you buy?

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 BlanketGravity Cooling Blanket
Weight15, 20, or 25 lbs15, 20, or 25 lbs
Color optionsSpace Gray, Moon Ivory, Galaxy BlueSpace Gray
Size72in X 48in72in X 48in
Duvet cover?YesYes
Cooling fabric?NoYes
Therapeutic sleep benefits?YesYes

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.

Karen S Freeman
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, 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. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and 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 a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.