"Time for our son to fall asleep went from 2-3 hours to 5-10 minutes. I’m kicking myself for not getting this blanket sooner. Life changing."
LIFETIME MONEY-BACK COMMITMENT
We don't mess around with our commitment. Unless you are 100% satisfied, we aren't satisfied either. We're a company that truly cares about you and will answer any question or concerns you have.
This means that if you are not absolutely hapy with your product, we will not only refund you without question, we will cover the return shipping. There's no reason you should pay for a product you aren't happy with.
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
When you purchase any product at Harkla, we'll send you digital access to our 4 books about raising children with special needs.
They give actionable advice on:
Our support for you and your loved ones doesn't end with just our products. Our mission is to be the most helpful special needs company, and we do so by offering more than just products.
DEEP TOUCH PRESSURE
The science behind weighted blankets is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote a guide to it here.
DTP releases serotonin in the body which turns into melatonin, as well as decreased nervous system activity. These combine to give a feeling of calm, relaxation and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to dive into the studies about weighted blankets and the science behind them, we wrote an article on it here.
1% OF ALL SALES GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AUTISM CENTER
At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. To continue this mission, we donate 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money gets split between providing families in the Seattle area access to therapy they can't afford, funding cutting edge autism research, and our annual scholarship to the University of Washington Autism Center's APEX Summer Camp.
"AS A BUSINESS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FAMILIES, HARKLA HAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS SO THAT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ADHD CAN ATTEND OUR SUMMER CAMP AT THE UW AUTISM CENTER. WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR HARKLA'S SUPPORT!"
Benjamin Aaronson, PhD
Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center
Got one of these for my wife and I while ordering other items for my 4 year old. First guess I overlooked or read and it didn’t sink in on the dimensions but it’s definitely just for one full grown adult... would like for it to be a little longer even for just one of us at 5’ 9”. The cover it fits into is annoying to deal with as you are supposed to go around and tie it on which ended up not holding with a single tie Due to the weight. Also I pretty much climbed into the cover for it just to try and line it all up. Didn’t want to tie in a stronger knot fear of ease of removing to wash so just left it more or less floating inside which in turn left it just hanging out in corners inside the cover ... plus for the outer cover was kinda to hot anyway so ditched the cover for just the weighted part. Outside of that was in line at Target and over heard a mom And daughter talking about one they were buying in the store.. went and looked for myself and found 3 options from $45 to $85 much less expensive. Bought the $45 one for my wife, granted it’s 15 lbs over the 20lb Harkla one we got, but we are more satisfied with it especially for the price. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that the Harkla is ‘terrible’ or anything but considering what I found in target find it very over priced. I would also say as an 165ish lb man I’d go with the 15lb the 20lb seem feels a little too compressing on my chest. I still sleep with it and it certainly helps me get a more restful sleep from the concept. Again price is just to high and need to do something different with the cover. If it were me, and speaking to the company at this point, I’d make the weighted part somehow more home washable friendly, ditch the duvet part, and lower the price to a point that’s more competitive with Big box stores but still allows you donate some proceeds to the non profits you support.
Blanket is very comfortable and helps with my sleep, but assembly was more difficult than expected. It was easier to leave the ends untied and flatten it out. Blanket still stays in place without tying anything.
yay sleep :)
My son has issues falling asleep and staying asleep. The weighted blanket is perfect. The first night he Used the blanket he was asleep in 8 mins. This is amazing!! Without the blanket it takes him at least 45 mins or more to fall asleep. With the blanket he sleeps all night.
My son loves this blanket.
I purchased the 5lbs weighted blanket for my friend’s son. He has had some issues with sleeping/napping and she, a teacher, at times has been exhausted. I work with children on the spectrum and know that sometimes my little ones are very calmed by applying pressure to certain areas of their bodies. I immediately thought of my friend’s son, wondering if the pressure or weight of the blanket would work for him. After his first night with his Harkla blanket...he slept the ENTIRE night!! We are both impressed with the quality and attention to detail. I have worked with children for over 25 years now. I have even been recommending it to the families I work with:) I am Uber impressed with your company and your mission. I will continue to sing praises of your company. Let me know if you’re hiring🤓