You own a double, queen, or king-size bed, and there are two of you in it. Naturally, that means you are looking for a weighted blanket for couples.

It’s a logical idea to wonder about sharing a weighted blanket instead of trying to arrange two of these products around you both on the bed.

However, it’s not a straightforward solution to your sleep issues if there are two people to consider.

A couple under a duvet, showing faces and forearms.

Large Weighted Blankets for Couples


If you’re looking for a popular large size weighted blanket to share, we have reviews of two manufacturers that combine affordability and quality with larger sizes in double, queen, and king sizes. The first one is the one that our son uses:

Degrees of Comfort Weighted Blanket Review

YnM Weighted Blanket Review

When we needed a weighted blanket for our son, we choose the Degrees of Comfort brand as the most affordable blanket for quality and suitability for his needs, but the YnM weighted blanket runs a very close second.

YnM Customer Response

The customers using the YnM weighted blanket recommend that a king-sized blanket in the heaviest weight would be the best choice for a couple to share.

They say that a queen would be too small in dimensions and the heaviest weight of 25 or 30 pounds would be shared over two people, so the lighter person wouldn’t find it too heavy, anyway.

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What Research Doesn’t Say

At this stage of the game for weighted blankets, there probably isn’t any research or group that can tell you definitively whether you should buy one weighted blanket or two when you are sharing a bed.

These products are becoming very popular, but the studies are still limited, especially for whether a couple should share one.

Some People Do Share Weighted Blankets

In our research, we’ve come across many people asking about larger size weighted blankets because there are two people sharing a bed and they want to have one blanket, covering both of them. And, there are cases where they say they do it successfully.

Next, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this topic and help you decide which way you want to go.

Pros for a Weighted Blanket for Couples


If you’re sharing a bed with another person, there are several reasons to choose one larger weighted blanket to cover two people:

A couple sleeping in a bed with a dog asleep on the floor.

Cost

The cost of one weighted blanket will be less than buying two of them, even if you buy a larger one as opposed to two smaller sizes. Your budget is a significant factor.

Care

You’ll only have to deal with washing and caring for one weighted blanket instead of two. They do require more care and effort than other kinds of regular blankets and bedclothes.

Covering the Bed

Trying to organize the bedclothes around two people when you have two weighted blankets would undoubtedly be more complicated than if there is one covering the two bodies.

Cons for Weighted Blankets for Couples


When it comes to the cons of using a weighted blanket for a couple, it all comes down to how well it will function. And ultimately, a weighted blanket is only as good as how effective it works for your needs.

Even Weight Over One Body

If you look at the information on sizing a weighted blanket, you’ll see that they work best if the weight is evenly distributed over one body.

A weighted blanket should fit closely over one body and not be so large that it will hang down the sides of the bed.

Weighted Doesn’t Distribute the Same Over Two Bodies

If you have one large blanket draped across two bodies, then the weight distribution will not work the same as one blanket fitting closely to your shape.

Couple facing away from each other in a bed.

Going with the heaviest blanket you can find will help with that issue somewhat, but it still is a different arrangement of the weight than using one blanket.

Some People Make It Work

All that said, there are some people who do report making it work with one large weighted blanket being shared by two people sleeping in one bed. It really comes down to deciding what is best in your situation.

Points to Consider for Sharing a Weighted Blanket


In light of the pros and cons for sharing a weighted blanket as a couple, here are some things to consider before you decide to go that route, or not:

  • Does either of you need a significantly heavy weight and would not benefit from sharing the weight?
  • Is one of you a hot sleeper and likes a light covering, while the other prefers warmth?
  • Are you already compatible when you have to share bedclothes? Or do you fight over the covers?
  • Will your budget stretch to two weighted blankets?
  • What will happen if one of you benefits and the other doesn’t find relief from using the blanket?

Important Note: If you use a weighted blanket, it’s important to consider others who may also share the large bed.

It isn’t recommended to use a weighted blanket with pets or babies. So, if you routinely share the bed space with smaller people or creatures, keep that in mind when you consider getting a weighted blanket to help with sleep and other issues.

Senior couple sleeping in a bed with the woman in the foreground.


So, as you can see, there isn’t a cut and dried answer to whether or not a weighted blanket for couples is a good idea.

You’ll need to weigh the pros and cons while taking stock of your own personal situation and needs to make the choice that works best for you.

28 thoughts on “A Weighted Blanket for Couples”

  1. I now see how a weighted blanket could be a problem for two people sharing a bed. If the weight is not well distributed to fall on the body then it could as well function as any other normal blanket. That would be money  wasted. I am also worried that we may not both agree on the weighted blanket. Even though it would be costly, I would prefer two smaller blankets just for the piece of mind. Thank you for highlighting the things to consider when before making a purchase.

  2. This has been a question that I have asking myself recently. I suffer from anxiety and find great comfort in my blanket. My mother also suffers from anxiety and insomnia and restless leg syndrome so it is hard for her to get much sleep. I suggested that she try my blanket and she loved it. But her and my dad have been married for 53 years and have gotten used to sharing a blanket. It’s the only way he can get a good night sleep. Yes they are very cute. I will direct them to this post because I’m sure they will find it very informative. Thanks!

    1. Thank, you for sharing your experience, James. Yes, have them read the information and decide what’s best based on their own circumstances.

      All the best to all of you,
      Stella

  3. I am not sure if a weighted blanket would work for my boyfriend and me. He usually throws the blankets off him at night while I like to cover myself, so the weight of the weighted blanket would be unevenly distributed and much of it would be hanging down over the bed. Would a smaller weighted blanket for me be a better idea in that case? I’d like to start using one, especially for the winter; and they look so cozy. 

    My dogs (2) also sleep on the bed at night. Maybe I could throw a sheet over the blanket, so that they do not damage it with their nails? I doubt that they would do that,though, they sleep all night, but you never know … 😉

    1. Hi Christine,

      If you are the only one who feels they need a weighted blanket, then perhaps you should have one just for your size and weight. But, you’ll need to make that decision.

      A weighted blanket with a removable cover is best when you have pets moving around on them. Keep in mind that pets should not be covered by the blanket if it’s too heavy for their weight.

      All the best,
      Stella

  4. Thank you for your post. It is a timely article for me, since I just learn that weighted blanket may help to relieve or even cure my illness. I am thinking about purchasing one.

    Here comes your article. I particularly like your Pros and Cons analyses. which provide me a clear choice. 

    For me it is good idea to have a separate one for me. I have anxiety and may need special weighted blankets. My wife has difficult to fall asleep may need another kind of weighted blankets.

    It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.

    1. There aren’t special or different weighted blankets for anxiety or sleep. They all work in the same way for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. The only thing that varies is the size. You need to order a size that works for your needs.

      We have a post about how to size a weighted blanket.

      Best to you,
      Stella

  5. Hi Stella,

    At the moment we are using two blankets (my wife and myself) and we are in search of a weighted blanket for our double size bed and your article is a great help. It’s true when I searched online I found very limited information available and thanks again for your article.

    The advice you have provided in choosing our blanket is insightful and your article is a guide for buying a weighted blanket.

    Thanks for the different options and ZonLi King Size Weighted Blanket is on my list. I am going to share your article with my wife and I am sure she will find great value from it and let me see what she comes up with (while choosing the blanket). Your article saved us a lot of time.

    1. Hi Paul;

      We’re glad the article was helpful for you. Yes, you should choose the option that works best in your situation.

      All the best to you and your wife with your sleep and rest,
      Stella

  6. Hello Stella. Thank you for sharing these weighted blankets for couples. There are lots of benefits that come with weighted blankets for a single person instead of as a couple, which you have stated in this article. These benefits matter to me in terms of cost, maintenance etc. Thanks for the recommendation.

    All the best, MrBiizy.

  7. Thank you for listing the pros and cons of a weighted blanket for couples. I thought it was just practical to use a couple blanket rather than go with two single blankets. You are right that we need to consider our sleep compatibility. I am a hot sleeper and the other isn’t. Just by this fact, should I decide to not use a couple blanket? Thanks

    1. Hi there;

      If you aren’t compatible in your sleep needs, it may be difficult for you to find comfort sharing one large weighted blanket. You’ll also have to decide if two blankets instead of one suits your budget and circumstances. A large weighted blanket for a couple may be less expensive than two smaller ones. It depends on where you buy them and which ones you choose. And, because of the way they work, one blanket per person tends to give a greater chance of benefits.

      Also, if you are a hot sleeper, you might want to consider a cooling weighted blanket. We have a personal review of the Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket. It has Coolmax technology and we chose it because our son is a hot sleeper.

      All the best to you both with sleep and rest,
      Stella

  8. Is there a vendor who sells a weighted blanket for couples with two weights on each side, to allow for different needs?

    1. Hi Nancy;

      That’s an interesting concept, but it’s not something that we’ve ever come across. Given the principle of how a weighted blanket works, it could potentially interfere with the even distribution of the weight. However, if you knew someone who could make a DIY weighted blanket, it’s an interesting project to try out. I have to say, I like your creative thinking. 🙂

      We have a post on the pros and cons of DIY weighted blankets that includes a link to a website with instructions for making one.

      If you come across anyone who sells or makes something like that, please do let us know. We’d love to add the info to the website.

      Stella

  9. My husband and I were looking for a weighted blanket and we couldn’t decide if we should get two single or just one double. There are pros and cons of using just one larger blanket to share. The important point to consider is the uneven distribution of weight.

    Thank you for the information.

    1. We’re glad the information is useful for you. Yes, you need to decide what is best for your situation. Consider all the aspects before you invest in a weighted blanket, or two.

      Stella

  10. This is really a very important topic here and you have done it with such a high level of expertise in discussing the pros and cons. To be honest, getting a weighted blanket and sharing it as a couple might not be the best decision and it can also be a good decision depending on the need of the individuals. There are certainly two sides to the issue.

    1. Yes, sharing a weighted blanket can affect the distribution of the weight for the best effect. But it really is a personal choice, depending on the couple’s individual circumstances and needs. Some find it works well for them.

      Stella

  11. Hi, 

    My wife and I are considering getting one weighted blanket to share between us. I found this post and the information is helpful, but I have questions. 

    How heavy is a weighted blanket? Can you pick the heaviness of the blanket? I asked because I get uncomfortable when something is pressing on me while I am sleeping. 

    Regards,
    John Greg

    1. Yes, most weighted blankets come in a variety of sizes that will depend on what the manufacturer offers. You’ll have to experience some weight pressing on your body or it won’t work, so consider that carefully if you think it will bother you.

      YnM weighted blankets and Degrees of Comfort weighted blankets offer plenty of size options for most people.

      Here’s a post about how to size a weighted blanket to help you decide on the weight for your needs.

      Stella

  12. Iheanacho David

    Hi Stella,

    I’m all for getting one large weighted blanket for couples sleeping in the same bed. Getting two smaller weighted blankets defeats the purpose of sleeping together in my opinion. The problem would be our pets which sleep in bed with us? Looking forward to hearing from you! Wonderful article!!

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on a couple sharing a weighted blanket. It’s always best to do what works for you.

      With regards to having pets in the bed, you might like our post about weighted blankets and pets. There are some things to consider if they are around your blanket. It might be too heavy for them if they crawl under it and they could damage it with sharp claws.

      Stella

  13. Tell me, what are the benefits of using a weighted blanket?  I never heard of this technique, and think you could do well with an article about the benefits.  I’d like to read it, if you do one.

    When I lived on my homestead on Spruce Island, AK, I had a weighted blanket.  I heated with wood, and the fire would get really, really low at night.  The house would get quite cold.  So, I made a bedspread by sewing eight sheepskins together.  Talk about warm!  It really kept me toasty.  And, it was definitely weighted.  That dang bedspread was really heavy.  I didn’t know I was doing a therapeutic thing by using it.  More information, please!

    1. Well, Fran, that’s a great story, and you probably did create your very own weighted blanket. It would be interesting if you could remember if you slept well under it.

      Weighted blankets are helpful for many conditions, mainly with sleep and anxiety, but also PTSD, autism, ADHD, restless leg syndrome, and much more.

      Some people just use them for better sleep in general and to feel refreshed in the morning. We have a post explaining their uses. You’ll get more info there.

      Stella

  14. This article has given me plenty to consider. My wife and I have been talking about getting a weighted blanket for our bed. I am really keen to get one but I have a feeling my wife is not so keen, even though she is open to the idea. She does tend to feel warm in bed, especially in the middle of the night and I think she is worried that the weighted blanket will make this worse. Do you think the weighted blanket would exacerbate this and so outweigh the benefits of the blanket?

    Thanks, David

    1. Weighted blankets can provide many benefits, but your wife is right to be concerned about the possibility of heat buildup being a problem for people who tend to sleep warmer.

      Our son falls into that category, too, so we chose the Degrees of Comfort blanket for him because one of the included removable duvet covers has Coolmax technology.

      He finds that by using a tabletop fan he is able to stay under the weighted blanket and get support for his insomnia, ADHD, and anxiety.

      A cooling weighted blanket or a lightweight compression sheet is the solution that some people turn to to get the deep touch pressure that is so beneficial.

      Stella

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