10 Blankets for the Best Sleep
Nothing says comfort like a blanket. Lie down with one of these best blankets designed for a variety of different types of sleepers.
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Best Blanket for Hot Sleepers
What makes the Sleep Number True Temp blanket a standout is its built-in, patented cooling system. The result? A blanket that keeps your body temperature balanced and under control in any season or environment. If you tend to run warm-to-hot, the active particles in the 37.5 technology will move heat and humidity away from you as you sleep.
According to one-half of a satisfied couple on sleepnumber.com, “My husband and I ‘sleep hot.’ This blanket really helps keep us cool.”
If your body overheats at night and interrupts your sleeping pattern, your health can suffer. Check out these cooling blankets that are designed to prevent hot sleeping.
Best Blanket for Cold Sleepers
Perhaps the coziest blanket on the list, this micro flannel electric blanket radiates heat when the weather turns cold. The 10 settings with quick-heat function warm up to the max within 30 minutes, then drop down to the desired ‘set’ temperature thereafter.
Extending well beyond warmth, the quilted electric blanket is engineered with thin no-shift wires and a programmable timer with auto shut off for safety. Memory function recalls your previous time and temperature settings. One remote is included with twin and full sizes; two dual controllers come with queens and kings.
Best for Sleepers With Cold Feet
The Foot Pocket Microlight plush electric blanket is a popular choice for those whose feet are constantly cold. The soft fleece heated blanket is designed with a wide flap at one end to envelop your feet in warmth. Bundle up and set the electric blanket at one of three therapeutic heat levels. When your feet are warm, it’s so much easier to relax and drift off to sleep.
“This is so comfy and warms my entire body — the foot pockets make a huge difference versus a dedicated foot warmer or heated throw,” says one Amazon customer who gave this heated blanket a five-star rating. “You get both in one item.”
Best for Luxe-Loving Sleepers
Woven entirely by hand in Peru, the exceptionally luxurious Serena & Lilly Henley wool throw is admittedly a splurge at almost $600. The chunky blanket, knitted with thick looped wool left in its most natural and pure state, is perfect for draping across the couch or recliner for naps, or at the foot of the bed for warmth only wool can provide. Cover yourself in soft heathered gray or ivory.
Best for Multiple Sleepers
Ensuring you’ll hear no more complaints about hogging the covers, the original Stretch Blanket by Big Blanket Co. is the company’s biggest and best-selling.
The 10-ft. x 10-ft. throw features a specially formulated blend of polyester and four-way stretch spandex that really expands. Pile the whole family underneath the blanket for a giant slumber party, or take it on a camping trip to warm up the entire gang all at once. It’s so ridiculously big it dwarfs a king comforter!
Best for Restless Sleepers
Many people have trouble falling asleep. The Tranquility 12-lb. weighted blanket is heavy enough to elicit calm without being too overbearing.
Applying gentle pressure across the entire body, the blanket comforts as it reduces stress and anxiety. Recommended for sufferers of ADHD, PTSD, autism and other sleep-disrupting disorders, this weighted blanket is constructed with a plush top layer and breathable microfiber fabric on the underside to keep you comfortable all night long.
As one Target reviewer explained, “I have a neuropathy disease and haven’t had restless leg while sleeping at night since I started using this blanket. It’s also relieved a ton of severe back pain due to scoliosis. I’ll never sleep without it!”
Best for Allergic Sleepers
The CleanRest MicronOne down alternative blanket is a healthier choice over goose or duck down for allergy suffers. Manufactured using premium, 6D-virgin polyester fiberfill that’s breathable and washable, this blanket features a special technology that effectively blocks out allergens and irritants up to one micro-toxin in size. These include dust mites, mold spores, pollen, pet dander and even bed bugs.
Best for Vegan Sleepers
The PETA-approved 100-percent organic cotton throw cable knit blanket by Viverano is a great blanket to use atop your bedspread for extra warmth, or as a lightweight blanket to take off the chill on nippy spring or fall nights.
It’s ethically sourced and stitched by artisans at a Fair-Trade Certified facility in India. In response to the ever-growing demand from the vegan community for things made without animal products, this blanket is wool-free.
Best for Young Sleepers
More than 35,000 Amazon customers gave the Casofu Burritos Blanket a thumbs up! This two-sided soft fleece throw comes in four diameters (47-, 60-, 71- and 80-in.) with a tortilla pattern (in beige, yellow or canary), waffles and several other food-themed patterns.
It’s made of flannel fabric and eco-friendly dyes to create a blanket that’s super soft, super cute and super funny. Kids will love it! But with so many sizes, this blanket isn’t just for kids’ rooms.
One Amazon customer claims, “It looks so real! (but don’t eat it),” adding, “…it’s very soft and lightweight, and it actually looks like a real tortilla. It even has `burn marks.’ ”
Best for Pets
And let’s not forget a blanket for your pet. This one, however, is designed to go under your furry friend to protect furniture from scratching, chewing, shedding and accidents. The PetAmi waterproof dog blanket is 100 percent leak-proof and is ideal for all sizes and types of furry best friends.
It’s also reversible; one side is a plaid or checkered flannel, and the other is plush Sherpa fleece. This pet blanket is suitable for use indoors and outdoors, in crates, kennels, cars and more.