I'm an anxious sleeper, and the Luxome Weighted Blanket has been a hero product for helping me relax before bed

The Luxome Weighted Blanket strikes a careful balance between comfort and pressure to soothe your body without dragging you down

Luxome Weighted Blanket draped over an armchair.
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Homes & Gardens Verdict

I didn't have high hopes for the Luxome Weighted Blanket, which might explain why it blew me away on test. This blanket doesn't feel like a burden: the sleep scientists at Luxome have worked out a way to optimize the number of glass beads per square foot of fabric. The Luxome Weighted Blanket won't suit all sleepers, but don't knock it 'til you've tried it.

Reasons to buy
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    Innovative design

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    Plush materials

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    Machine-washable

Reasons to avoid
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    Won't suit all sleepers

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    On the more expensive side

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    Tends to trap heat

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I was extremely reluctant to test the Luxome Weighted Blanket. I think it's because I've experienced sleep paralysis, that awful inability to move or speak as you pass between wakefulness and sleep. In those moments, I tend to feel like I'm struggling under a heavy weight. I guess I worried that a weighted blanket would only exacerbate the issue.

The Luxome Weighted Blanket proved me wrong. This blanket is filled with tens of thousands of tiny glass beads, evenly distributed throughout the blanket to balance the weight of the beads against the size of the fabric. That means no lumps, no bumps, and no cold patches: just the same gentle pressure, the whole way through. 

As H&G's resident sleep editor, I know a thing or two about weighted blankets. I can tell you exactly how heavy your weighted blanket should be, in proportion to your body, and how to wash a weighted blanket without damaging the beads. Until now, I'd never felt brave enough to test one, but Luxome has totally converted me.

Luxome Weighted Blanket review: tried and trusted

I've been testing the Luxome Weighted Blanket for months now. I pull it out whenever I'm struggling to sleep. Now and then, I bring it out of the bedroom, when I want to unwind in the living room or when the pressure is piling up in my home office. This article should tell you everything you need to know about the Luxome Weighted Blanket, from how it feels to whether it's worth the price.

Luxome Weighted Blanket | $155 - $230 at Luxome

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The Luxome Weighted Blanket comes in four sizes to suit different sleepers: you might want to start with the small before upgrading to the medium. If you want to share a weighted blanket with your partner, you might appreciate the extra fabric of the large or XL options.

Luxome Weighted Blanket Product Specifications

Weighted Blanket against a gray background.

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SizesSmall, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
MaterialsBamboo lyocell, minky microfiber
Machine-washableYes (excluding XL insert)
OEKO-TEX certifiedStandard 100
IncludesPremium Oxford carrying tote

Who would the Luxome Weighted Blanket suit?

The Luxome Weighted Blanket draped across a sofa.

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  • Anxious sleepers: I find the gentle pressure of all those glass beads very grounding, especially set against the touchable texture of the minky microfiber.
  • Sleepers of all shapes and sizes: the Luxome Weighted Blanket comes in Small, Medium, Large, and XL. There's a handy visual guide on the Luxome site that maps each blanket onto a bed to help you visualize the size.
  • Minimalists, and anyone who prioritizes form over function: weighted blankets tend to prize practicality over prettiness, and this Luxome piece is no exception. Your choice of colors is limited to white, gray, beige, and the odd dark blue. The Luxome Weighted Blanket should blend with all styles of bedroom decor, but I wouldn't call it a statement throw. I like the look of the Casaluna Solid Knit Weighted Blanket from Target for more of a style statement.

What is the Luxome Weighted Blanket like to sleep on?

Luxome Weighted Blanket on a bed.

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I sampled the Luxome Weighted Blanket in the medium size, which weighs in at around 15lbs and covers my full-sized bed from top to bottom. As I settled under the blanket, I could appreciate the plush feel of minky microfiber, but I still felt stressed about sleep. I set two alarms (one to wake me up, and one to actually get me out of bed) before drifting off. 

The next morning, I woke feeling pretty refreshed, all things considered. I could certainly feel the weight of the blanket, which is filled with thousands of tiny glass beads, evenly distributed throughout the fabric. The weight didn't feel like a burden, though: more of a gentle pressure that I could shift without too much effort. If you're a weighted blanket skeptic, like I was, I challenge you to give this Luxome throw a go.

The Luxome Weighted Blanket draped across a sofa.

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As the testing process went on, I grew more and more comfortable under the weighted blanket. I carried it through to the living room to try it out on the couch as a precursor to sleep, rather than part of my bedspread. I struggled under the weight, which feels so much greater when the blanket is bundled up, instead of spread out. I certainly wouldn't want to lug the blanket back and forth every evening, but I found it soothing as and when I used it. 

Your blanket shouldn't need much washing: good thing, too, as I struggled to stuff mine inside the washing machine. If I were you, I'd stick to spot-cleaning to target specific spills and stains. There's always the option to shop the Luxome Weighted Blanket with a removable cover, which should help to keep things clean.

How does the Luxome Weighted Blanket rate online?

Luxome Weighted Blanket in gray and blue.

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The Luxome Weighted Blanket boasts more than 7,000 five-star reviews on the Luxome site. Happy customers praise the comfort and the quality of the blanket, as well as the range of colors, prints, and patterns. Seven style options might not sound like much, but it's more than you'll get at most specialist sleep stores.

There are a smattering of more mixed reviews. The Luxome Weighted Blanket is made from a unique blend of thermoregulating bamboo lyocell and heat-retaining minky microfiber. This mixing of materials means that the Luxome Weighted Blanket tends to trap heat. I wouldn't recommend it for overnight use in summer, or for hot sleepers, period, but the Luxome Weighted Blanket should suit most other sleepers.

Should I buy the Luxome Weighted Blanket?

Luxome Weighted Blanket in Gray against a gray background.

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Prices for the Luxome Weighted Blanket start around $155, though it's often listed for less as part of federal holiday discounts or site-wide sales. I'd say that's about the right price for this blanket, when you consider the premium fabrics and sleep science that go into making it. 

$155 might sound like a lot to spend on a blanket, but I'd happily pay that price to get the Luxome Weighted Blanket at the end of it. I don't use it every night, but when I do, it helps me fall asleep quickly and deeply. Like I said, I suffer from sleep paralysis, and I haven't run into any problems with the Luxome Weighted Blanket. Still, anxious sleepers should proceed with caution, and anyone who struggles with claustrophobia should steer clear of weighted blankets altogether.

The price of the blanket increases with size, which makes sense: you're paying for more fabric and several thousand more glass beads. Still, I'd hesitate to purchase anything larger than the medium-sized, midweight Luxome Weighted Blanket, which hits the sweet spot between comfort and support at 15lbs. Anything lighter, and you won't reap the full rewards of a weighted blanket: anything heavier, and you might struggle to pull it over your body in the first place. 

How we test weighted blankets

Luxome Weighted Blanket in a washing machine.

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We put a lot of thought into how we test weighted blankets. It's more than a matter of sleeping on the job. Weighted blankets aren't just for the bedroom, anyway. I tend to use mine most in the living room, as I try to unwind at the end of the working day before heading to bed. We consider the distribution of weight within the blanket: how much pressure it exerts over your body, and how heavy it feels all bundled up. 

The best weighted blanket should keep you just the right side of cozy and comfortable. You're looking for breathable fabrics that are soft to the touch. Some weighted blankets are machine-washable for quick and convenient cleaning, but I wouldn't say that's a prerequisite for blanket buying. If you're only using your blanket every so often, you could get away with washing it once a season.

Emilia Hitching
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Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford, where she sharpened her critical writing skills. She also worked on the other side of the aisle writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky. Emilia combines her business savvy with her creative flair as our eCommerce Editor, connecting you with the products you’ll love. When she’s not in the office, Emilia is happiest when entertaining friends al fresco or out in the country.