Are Weighted Blanket Hot?


If you find yourself tossing and turning at night because you just can't fall asleep, a weighted blanket might be the answer. However, a lot of people assume that weighted blankets will make them feel restricted, overheated or uncomfortable.

Thankfully, that's not the case and here's why: 


Are weighted blankets hot?  


A weighted blanket is essentially a heavy blanket, yes, but that doesn't mean it's super hot to the point of being uncomfortable. These calming blankets can provide comfort by performing deep touch pressure stimulation which feels like a hug, thus enhancing the feeling of happiness, security and relaxation. 


Unlike electric blankets, they don't have any way to generate heat. It's a misconception that the weight is what makes you hot but it's actually the fabric and filler. They will determine whether or not your blanket will trap in heat so it's important to do your research before purchasing one. Cheaper weighted blankets are more likely to do this as the material will be low quality. However, those of higher quality will use fabrics that don't trap heat like bamboo, or a cotton-polyester blend. 


Reasons you might feel hot at night: 

  • Sleep environment -  if you are sleeping in a hot room, you're going to feel hot.  
  • Hormones -  Women, especially menopausal, can suffer from hot flashes during sleep.  
  • Anxiety - Panic attacks can cause chills, hot flashes and sweating.  


Should you purchase a weighted blanket if you're a hot sleeper? 


Yes! Especially if you think you're going to reap the benefits of having one.

The Echor Weighted Blanket for adults is made from a breathable fabric, ensuring you don't get too hot or cool along with high-quality glass beads to keep the weight evenly distributed at all times.  


Ways to stay cool at night 

Although weighted blankets aren't going to make you hot, your sleeping environment might be the reason why you are. Keep your bedroom at a steady 18.3 degrees Celsius and use air conditioning or a fan to keep the temperature low. Another important thing to note is what you wear to bed - if you're wearing thick pyjamas despite being a hot sleeper, then that's the reason! 


  • Leave your window open - Even in the winter, hot sleepers should leave a window open throughout the night to encourage airflow. 
  • Switch off electronics - Did you know that a laptop can generate 50 watts of heat?  
  • During the day, keep light out - At the hottest part of the day, the sun hitting your windows will heat your home. Close your blinds or blackout curtains to keep sunlight out. 
  • Stay hydrated - This is more of a tip for the daytime but your hydration levels affect how hot you're going to be at night. Keep a glass of water on your bedside table if you want! 
  • Don't have dinner too late - Eating too late can cause a rise in body temperature. This isn't great for trying to sleep as your body temperature is supposed to drop for you to fall asleep.  


When purchasing a weighted blanket, ensure you have done your research on the fabric, filling and how heavy it needs to be depending on your own body weight. They relieve feelings of anxiety and insomnia, which can help you improve your sleep hygiene and overall sleep quality!