It’s been a couple of years since the weighted blanket market launched therapeutic blankets into the mainstream, but at the moment, we need help with sleep more than ever. Inspired by a sublime nap under a weighted blanket one weekend, founder Kathrin Hamm decided to create a plastic-free version that kept her from overheating while enjoying hours of heavenly, uninterrupted sleep. Bearaby’s handmade blankets are made with sustainable materials like organic cotton, Eucalyptus wood pulp, and velvet created from recycled marine plastic — and their open-weave design allows for enough airflow to keep even hot sleepers cool. Plus, they look pretty great on your bed or couch.
Why we love them
Ask anyone who’s taken an unplanned nap under a weighted blanket: These things work. Weighted blankets were originally designed for people with autism, and studies suggest that deep-touch pressure (the science behind the melatonin- and serotonin-producing power of weighted blankets) can help those with anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and other conditions sleep better. KCM’s Alissa says her Cotton Napper has been the best addition to her sleep setup ever, and loves the clean look of the Cloud White color. Bearaby also has a kid-friendly Nappling and a Travel Napper for comfort away from home. The best part? They’re all machine-washable and -dryable.