To help with your research for weighted blankets in Canada, we’ve put together a post that highlights the 2 weighted blankets that we feel are top choices for quality and affordability and can be ordered on Amazon.ca.

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But first, what exactly is a weighted blanket?

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What Is a Weighted Blanket?


A Specially Designed Blanket with DTP

A weighted blanket is a specially designed blanket that has weight sewn into the material, usually in small pockets. The weight provides pressure on your body while you sleep, creating something called deep touch pressure (DTP).

What DTP Does

DTP helps to produce hormones like serotonin that create a feeling of calm, reducing anxiety and allowing you to get better sleep and rest.

A Variety of Sizes and Uses

These special heavy blankets come in a variety of sizes for children and adults, and are created with different materials to suit individual needs.

Many people use them for a variety of conditions, such as anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, PTSD, autism, restless leg syndrome, and much more.

Below, we’ve highlighted the 2 top-rated weighted blankets that we recommend. For added information, we have also included a weighted blanket buyer’s guide at the end of the post.

1. Degrees of Comfort Weighted Blanket


The Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket is suitable for a variety of ages, sizes, weights, and seasons. It comes with two covers; one cover is plush for warmth and the other is cool for hot sleepers.

Our son, who is a hot sleeper, and lives with anxiety and ADHD, uses this weighted blanket. The CoolMax technology in the removable cooling cover helps him feel less overheated and more refreshed in the morning.

Included Features:

  • Comes with 2 removable covers (one with warm plush and one with CoolMax technology)
  • Uses Nano-Ceramic beads for less noise and quieter rest
  • Offers a wide range of weights and sizes (children included)
  • Includes Duralast fiber stitching for durability
  • Uses quality materials for a longer-lasting product

Cons:

  • There is little color choice

Shop Now: Degrees of Comfort on Amazon.ca

New Patented Zoning Design by Degrees of Comfort

You may also be interested in the updated version of the Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket, which is known as the new patented “Zoning” design.

A Different Distribution of Weight

This newer version of the blanket distributes the weight differently to make an improvement for hot sleepers. With this Zoning configuration, 80% of the weight is distributed around the edges of the blanket.

The manufacturer claims that this leaves less pressure in the middle, and therefore creates less heat buildup. But it does create questions about whether the weight distribution is even.

Quality Features are the Same

Outside of the new Zoning technology, the weighted blanket has the same excellent features as the original Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket, which includes the removable covers and Nano-ceramic beads.

The drawback of limited color choice is also still the same for this version of the blanket, but it offers the same good size selection.

Does Zoning Defeat the Purpose?

To confirm our concern above about even weight distribution, we have noted that while it gets a high rating from reviews, it is mentioned that the Zoning design doesn’t work the same in this regard. It’s a point worth keeping in mind.

Our son loves his original Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket, and it remains to be seen if the new design will be a success. We’ll report back later when it’s had more use and there are more reviews.

Shop Now: “Zoning” Option on Amazon.ca

2. YnM Weighted Blanket


The YnM weighted blanket includes 7 layers of breathable fabric to allow for more glass beads and less material which creates less heat while sleeping.
While the covers for the YnM blanket are sold separately, they do have 3 options available: Minky for warmth, and cotton and bamboo for cooling.

They also have some color choices available in Canada. However, buying a cover separately is not the most economical option.

YnM also offers a cooling weighted blanket that is made with natural bamboo viscose, and you can purchase a cooling bamboo duvet cover for easier care.

Included Features:

  • Uses a 7-layer technology for more breathability
  • Includes hypoallergenic, non-toxic, odorless glass beads for the weight
  • Sews smaller pockets for even weight distribution and less shifting
  • Has some color and cover design choice
  • Offers a range of sizes and weights

Cons:

  • Cover sold separately
  • Not all design choices and sizes available in Canada

Shop Now: YnM Weighted Blanket on Amazon.ca

YnM Weighted Blanket Sets

Another option with YnM weighted blankets is the sets that they now have available. The inner weighted blanket has all of the same great features, plus it comes with 2 removable covers.

2 Removable Duvet Covers

Included with the YnM weighted blanket sets, you get one cover that is plush Minky for warmth, while the other is what they refer to as Ice Fiber Cool and is made with premium cotton. It is a good option for hot sleepers.

These sets are an economical way to get removable duvet covers that make cleaning and care easier to protect your investment in a natural sleep aid.

Good Color Choices

These sets also have a wider selection of color choices with the covers than the Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket sets. And, you get the same deal with one for warmth and one for cooling.

Shop Now: YnM Weighted Blanket Sets on Amazon.ca

Weighted Blanket Buyer’s Guide


Here are some factors to keep in mind when you research a weighted blanket:

Choosing the Best Weight

The generally accepted rule for choosing the weight of a weighted blanket is that it should be 10% of the body weight. Some manufacturers suggest adding another 1-3 pounds if you want to have the optimum effect.

However, you can go lighter or heavier to suit your preference. Not everyone responds the same to a weighted blanket. Just keep in mind that many experts say at least 10% of your body weight is needed for optimum benefits.

Picking the Best Dimension Size

Weighted blankets also come in different dimensions to suit different body sizes. All weighted blankets should have the dimensions listed.

It’s important to note you should make your choice based on covering your entire body, not how it will cover the bed or mattress.

The weight of a weighted blanket is more evenly distributed when it covers your body. It is not intended to cover the bed and should never hang down over the sides.

If there are two of you in the bed, and you have the idea of getting one large blanket to cover both of you, keep in mind that there are pros and cons to sharing one weighted blanket as a couple.

Read our post on a weighted blanket for couples to find out both the advantages and disadvantages of going with this option.

What Is the Price Point?

You should expect to pay more for your weighted blanket than you would a regular blanket for the bed, even though the dimensions are often smaller.

There are two things that largely affect the price: materials and weight. Heavier weighted blankets usually cost more, and more material usually has higher costs attached, especially if it’s premium quality.

Cautions for Using a Weighted Blanket


Some cautions for using a weighted blanket include:

  • They are not recommended for babies under one year of age.
  • Care should be taken if small children or pets share your bed and you use an adult-sized weighted blanket.
  • Weighted blankets should never be used to restrict the person. They should always be able to move the blanket using their own strength.

Either of the two weighted blankets described above provides quality and affordability in a range of sizes and includes features to make sleep better for kids, teens, and adults.

10 thoughts on “Weighted Blankets in Canada”

  1. Thank you for this great post.

    I haven’t used a weighted blanket yet but my friend swears by hers and keeps saying I need to get one.

    I think I’m a lot like your son.  I’m so hot when I go to bed.  The odd thing for me is that I’m cold by 2 or 3 in the morning.  Because of this I’m leaning toward the Degrees of Comfort option but fear that, although the cooling will be great at first, it might make me even colder when I finally do cool off.  Do you think this is still a good choice for me or should I consider one of the other offerings that don’t focus on a hot and cool choice?

    Thank you again.  I look forward to your response.

    Scott

    1. Hi Scott;

      Yes, you sound very much like our son, but he usually stays warm all night. Even though they are called “cooling” weighted blankets, they don’t ever actually make you cool or cold. They are designed to prevent heat build up and regulate a steady temperature, so I don’t think they would make you cooler later in the night when you get cold.

      Yes, we chose the Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket and it suits our son’s needs well. You can read more about that particular blanket in our personal review.

      Many people are finding benefits from using these products.

      I wish you well with your decision.
      Stella 🙂

  2. Hey, thanks for this great article about weighted blanket. My mom and sister has been looking for one for a while now. And I want to buy both of them a gift.

    I think I am going to buy the Hypnoser Weighted Blanket or do you think the Zonli is better? Please reply asap, I need to buy it before Jun 12, thanks!

  3. This is an area/product I am only just beginning to explore,having not even realised weighted blankets existed until recently. Now I have been made aware of them I am more keen to understand what is available. One of our children suffers from a combination of Turrets, OCD and anxiety disorder. Anything that can aid in the ‘calming’ of his conditions would be of benefit. You’d like to think that ‘sleep’ would provide that respite but on numerous occasions he can be heard and seen ‘ticking’ during the night and his bed sheets/quilt rarely stay on the bed for any number of days consistently. So, having discovered the weighted blankets I was pleased to find your review. I now have some comparisons to make a more informed decision. Many thanks. 

  4. I have been experiencing insomnia for quite a while now and nothing I do seems to work, then a friend of mine recommended weighted blankets.

    Since I am not familiar with it, I decided to check it out on the net.

    Your article has really shed more light and now I understand a lot about it, and what I need to consider when Picking one.

    From this your top 5, I believe Degree Of Comfort will serve me the most, I like especially that it comes with removable covers, which assures its maintenance won’t be a problem. 

    Having the heat and cool options, makes me feel comfortable with it, as I believe I can regulate it to soothe my need at any particular time.

    Also knowing that you speak of it from experience of use, is all the assurance I need to know it will serve well.

    Thanks for this insightful article.

    1. Yes, weighted blankets can be very beneficial for insomnia. You can get more info on our choice the Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket in our personal review.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and I hope it is helpful for you.
      Stella 🙂

  5. I enjoyed reading your weighted blanket review. My son has one, and it works well for him, we got it for him because of his anxiety at night. It not only helped his anxiety, but it eased off insomnia. 

    Now I’m in the market to get myself one. I think I like the Hypnoser Weighted Blanket. The smaller pockets mean better distribution of weight.

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