This Popular Weighted Blanket is 20% Off Right Now

published Oct 23, 2020
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During what’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year, it’s no surprise that weighted blankets have soared in popularity. Sure, they can’t fix everything, but weighted blankets really can help you get a good night’s sleep and ease everyday anxieties. We’ve written about the many, many options out there and now one of our favorites is on sale: the Weighted Throw from Baloo.

Baloo’s weighted throw is one of our favorites for its versatility (it works on your bed, on your sofa, or on the go) and its cooling breathability. At 12 pounds, it’s the Goldilocks of weighted blankets—not too light, not too heavy. Plus, it’s easy to care for and machine-washable, so it’s the perfect starter weighted blanket to give as a gift to someone (or yourself) who has yet to discover the soothing comfort a weighted blanket can provide.

The health benefits of weighted blankets have been explored, reported on, and peer-reviewed by medical experts in multiple studies. In a nutshell, the gentle pressure of a weighted blanket helps reduce the stress hormone cortisol and boosts the sleep hormones melatonin and serotonin. The same thing also happens when we give each other hugs. So basically, gifting someone a weighted blanket is pretty much like sending them a hug—and could there be anything better than that right now?!

Lots of reviewers are big fans of Baloo’s weighted throw thanks to its smaller size. It’s basically the size of a Twin bed comforter, making it easy to take with you to the sofa or pack up for travel. More than one reviewer has admitted that it’s become their full-time security blanket, and they can’t imagine sleeping or going anywhere without it. But hey, it’s 2020, and there’s absolutely no shame in that.

Baloo also has a weighted comforter included in the sale if you’re thinking of getting or gifting something a little bit bigger that’s designed just for sleep. Weight depends on the size you buy, but it’s designed to apply the same amount of gentle, soothing pressure as the throw. There’s even a flax linen duvet cover on sale to complement the comforter and keep things soft and cool. Seeing as just about everyone could use a big hug this year, a weighted blanket like this definitely feels like the right gift to give.