Are you struggling to get your child to relax or fall asleep? If so, then maybe it’s time you invest in a heavy blanket.
Our sensory weighted blankets are designed with your family in mind. Whether you are buying one for trouble sleeping or sensory processing disorder, you’ll be happy you finally made the investment in a Harkla weighted blanket.
Our minky dot design makes this a perfect sensory blanket, as the soft minky fabric, combined with the dots and added weight make a sensory input trifecta!
Our goal at Harkla is to help your child live a happier, healthier life, and we both know getting them to relax and get a good nights sleep is one of the highest priorities for that goal.
"The Best Children's Weighted Blanket of 2018" - New York Magazine
How Heavy Should My Weighted Blanket Be?
The rule of thumb for a weighted blanket is to be 10% of your body weight, plus a pound or two. So for a 60-pound child, our 7-pound blanket would work best. Click here to see our heavier blanket options.
Here is a chart to help:
What Are the Dimensions of the Blankets?
What is the Science Behind Weighted Blankets?
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.
Who Do Weighted Blankets Work for?
Weighted blankets have historically been used for those with special needs. However, they are beneficial to most people. Especially people who suffer from sleeping issues.
If you'd like to dive into the benefits of weighted blankets for specific people, we have some articles covering that here:
Do Weighted Blankets Work for Adults?
Yes, weighted blankets also work for adults. Click here to see our adult styles.
We think children with special needs should have every opportunity to live happy and healthy lives. That's why Harkla is dedicated to providing families with the best products and resources for raising a special needs child. Read more of our story here.
Great product, helps to calm a child so that they can sleep. We have had great results for our 9 year old autistic son.
My teen with anxiety has slept so well since night one with this blanket! She. I longer needs to take melatonin before bed and is sleeping longer and deeper! Thank you Harkla
I purchased a Harkala blanket back in October 2017, and I loved it. But after about six months the beads started to go to the edges, And the weight in the middle was no longer there. I also noticed when I first got the blanket that the weight felt like it was in pucks and not distributed evenly. Because this was my first weighted blanket I thought that was just how they all were.About a month ago I contacted the company about The beads of the blanket going to the edges, and their customer support is amazing. They contacted me back, and within a week by only providing my original Amazon order number, I had a blanket in the mail and received later that week. I had no issue, and I didn‚Äôt even have to send my old one back, even though I‚Äôm throwing it away anyways. I have seen many comments with the same issues, and I urge any of you were having the same issue to contact them. It‚Äôs very likely you got one of the older models and as I have shown in the pictures there is a huge difference between the older models in the newer models, (The white one is the older one and the gray one is the newer one). My older model had glass beads from my understanding, but they felt more like a little pebbles that congregated in a hockey puck like size inside the larger blanket pockets. The new were one however feels more like very fine sand, and they definitely do not bunch up. I can definitely tell the weight is distributed much better. Now I‚Äôve only had it for about a week, but it definitely seems like the stitching is better and I hope that it will stay this way.Also of note, I currently have one of the cotton covers because I live in Arizona and it is very hot. I love my blue cotton cover and never have had any issues with it other than it being slightly big. I love the soft covers for the winter though, they can just get a little hot in the Arizona summer.
Love the comforting weight of the blanket. Not to much heat, just the right amount of added warmth. Slept soundly and awoke well rested. Purchased one for my grand daughter and she loves it. Will recommend to all my friends.
We decided to order the weighted blanket for our 6 year old son who has a lot of difficulty with sleeping. The very first night he was excited to try this blanket. His sleep has improved with the use of this weighted blanket.
My daughter is five years old and just started sleeping in her own bed. We have co-slept since she was born, and she was the one that requested her own bed when she was ready. It was a smooth transition, she was very excited to have her own bed. She would get up about five times a night and come to my room, or crawl in bed with me and then go back to her bed at some point. Ever since I got her this blanket she has slept soundly throughout the night. The only thing I wish was if the blanket was a little bigger, as I think she will grow out of it pretty soon. However, I guess this is standard size for five pounders.
My child loves his new blanket. It's very soft, has rich colors, and the weight helps him fall asleep quickly and wake up much more ready for the day than previously. He says the blanket makes him want to go to bed in the daytime, it's so cozy. I highly recommend this product.
The good news is my 3yr old autistic daughter is now able to sleep through the night.
The bad news is that she gets SUPER hot while using it. I tried to have her wear less clothes to bed but it still gets soo hot under there. So, I spend the night waking up to remove the blanket and putting it back on when I think she cooled down enough. This of course means I still don’t sleep well.
This blanket was smaller in size than I anticipated but it works perfect for traveling with a heavy blanket. My daughter who has sensory issues takes it to every sleepover she attends.
I bought this for my 14 year old granddaughter who has some emotional issues. She loves this blanket. It was a great purchase.
I've had trouble sleeping ever since I was hospitalized for sleep deprivation in 1985. I have taken gnarly drugs for anxiety and depression to help but was still unable to get enough sleep.A friend lent me one of your blankets and the very first night I slept deeply and for a full 8 hours! I bought my own and I have slept well ever since!A million thanks!
We purchased this for a child with Autism who has been struggling with sleep, anxiety and other sensory concerns. While we wont know quite yet whether it helps him, we have high hopes and will update as soon as we hear back! When it was delivered, it took all of my energy to not claim it for myself!
I learned that my granddaughter's preschool was using one of two they have for her at naptime. Upon learning this I ordered her the 5# blanket for home. She loves it and calls it her "special" blanket. On the days she spends with me, if they feel it would be helpful, her parents bring it with her. She's not Autistic but has a lot of anxiety issues. My favorite feature is the removable cover that can be washed. We bought one for my adult daughter, but the cover is not removable for cleaning. Overall, I rate this a success. It did what it promised and seems to be of excellent quality.
Before I bought this, I had trouble falling asleep due to anxiety. This blanket helped immediately. Highly recommended!
My daughter has trouble sleeping and absolutely loves it. It comforts her and gives her comfort and relaxes her.
I purchased the Harlka Blanket for my 2.5yr old son. It arrived and the quality was amazing. When picking it up, I realized it wasn’t the 5 pound blanket I ordered but rather the 15 pound one. I still used it and did work well. However, for safety reasons I wanted to get the original one I ordered. I am happy to say that their customer service was one of the best experiences I have had with a company. Nicole informed me that this has happened due to an error with their 3rd party Amazon where the label was put on incorrectly. She is sending me out another blanket and free shipping back for this one. I don’t even have to send it back until my other one comes! I am extremely please with this company and would not hesitate ordering other products or recommending them to others as they stand behind their product.
Great blanket. I like that it includes the cover. The cover itself is great. It zips closed, so no buttons to come undone and has these great ties on the inside to keep it from slipping. The blanket is nicely weighted, but not too heavy as I feared it might be. It's the perfect size for one adult. Has been great with the current polar vortex, definitely warm enough. I do sleep better with it than with just a comforter. Next step is to try the kid version...
I love this blanket. The cover washes well. It is comforting and warm. It feels like a hug. I will definitely suggest this blanket for anyone.
Purchased for my son and our whole family loves it! He sleeps with it every night and it doesn't shift or cause him to overheat. I work with young adults with autism and a few have tried it and the response is great. I'm hoping to add a few more to my repitoire.
We absolutely love this blanket! It is easy to wash and easy to put back together. The material is soft and it is a warm blanket but not too warm. It really is the perfect product to help children that may have some bedtime anxiety. I would recommend this product and company a million times
I‚Äôm in love with this blanket! I ordered it to help with my anxiety/depression/sleep and it works amazingly well! The cover is super soft and the weight is evenly distributed. It‚Äôs a relief as soon as I pull the blanket over me. The cover is a little bit of an effort to tie on, but it definitely stays in place once on and I like that you can take it off to wash it. The customer service from Harkla has been amazing as well.
I've always had trouble sleeping and I had heard good things about weighted blankets. When I found this one on sale, I ordered it and am so glad I did! It's almost magical how well it works for me. Putting it in the included cover took a minute, but it wasn't difficult. The first few minutes laying under the blanket made me a complete believer. I slept so soundly the first night, it was almost like I'd been sedated. It helps me so much that my husband insists that we take it with us when we travel, even through it's heavy and takes up a fair amount of space. I've recommend this blanket to family and friends and am definitely considering buying the lighter versions for my kids. I've washed the cover, and it's a process to take it off and put it back on, but it's worth it because once it's on, it stays in place and I haven't had any problems with the blanket and cover separating. I highly recommend this blanket for anyone who has trouble settling down at night
We have the purple 5-pound weighted blanket for our toddler. We find that it has helped settle her to sleep more quickly. It’s really soft and I like that I can wash the cover separately if I need to. It’s a great size and she thinks it’s a special blanket too! We find that she has been waking up less at night too. We were desperate for sleep and her sleeping pattern had changed and nothing was working. This was a solution that was recommended by a friend! So glad we bought it! We all needed sleep!
My daughter loves this blanket.
As a Certified Hypnotherapist helping people with anxiety is an everyday occurrence. When people come out of deep relaxation (hypnosis), they are relaxed and feel great. I started using the Harkla 15 pound blanket and now it's hard to get clients to take that blanket off. They absolutely love it. Last week three clients told me they purchased their own Harkla and they have been sleeping better too. I now recommend it to my students who plan on opening up their own hypnosis practices.
We absolutely love this blanket! We purchased it for my 6 year old daughter and it truly calms her down and helps her sleep. She wants to bring it with her everywhere we go so I‚Äôm gratedul for the bag it camein to transport it. And she loves his soft it is! Now the whole family wants one!
I got this for my husband, who loves the feel of heavy blankets. Getting the blanket tied into the cover was a bit hard due to the weight. I turned the cover inside out, laid the blanket on it and then tied the blanket into the appropriate loops. Once that was done, I had to work to flip the cover back to normal, but i'm not sure how I would have tied the blanket inside without doing it this way.Beloved husband uses it on his side of our king size bed as his comforter. I read the reviews that said the blanket is hot, but I wasn't worried because we keep a cooler house. Spring for the cooler blanket. Hubs gets really hot to the point where sometimes he flips it off at night and it's like getting punched (lightly) in the arm when this thing hits you.My only complaint is really that I remember reading how this blanket was designed to have the beads interspersed throughout the filling so as to avoid the issues that other gravity blankets where having with all the beads shifting to one side or the other. After 2 months of use, the beads have shifted.It's not a huge deal, i just have to get up and shake the blanket out a bit so the beads redistribute - and get in a good arm workout at the same time.In all seriousness, he loves this blanket and we are happy with the purchase.
Absolutely love this blanket! The material is soft, and the weights inside don‚Äôt shift. The blanket is fluffy and doesn‚Äôt make the noise that many weighted blankets do. The weight is evenly distributed. My daughter loves her blanket and it helps her sleep.
I bought this for my 9 year old with Autism about 6 months ago. It has helped him sleep, it helps to calm him. He loves it!!!! I love that the cover comes off to be washed as well. Not all weighted blankets are equal. This one has proven to be high quality.
Ordered just before Christmas & did not expect delivery until late January but arrived within the week. Product as described & was given to a young lad who has autism to help with his anxiety & sleeping. Seems to be working.
I purchased this weighted blanket for my 10 yr old grand daughter hoping that it would improve her sleep since she must spend nights between two houses. She immediately loved the blanket cover with all the nubbies. On the first night, she fell asleep within 15 minutes instead of the usual 30-60 minutes and slept through the night. She told her Mom the blanket felt like a big hug. Her sleep has improved and she now travels with her blanket whenever possible. If only we had known about this blanket sooner. Harkla listed recommended weights dependent upon child’s weight. I had purchased another brand which listed a 15 lb blanket for adults and children but later learned that weighted blankets for children should be within 10 percent of the body weight.
My granddaughter loves the blanket!
Our child has always been the very active one out of the bunch. She was always a great sleeper when she was an infant, until she hit toddler years. She would be sleeping, but would toss and turn in the middle of the night, which honestly, I didn’t think she was getting some good night sleep. I turned into research and had found Harkla. I work in the autism field, so I am very well aware of sensory issues, sensory input, etc. a child would need when they can’t stay focused, or simple as sitting down for a minute. I purchased this, and it has been a blessing to us, to her. We are very happy with the purchase. :)
I am so happy with our purchase of our Harkla weighted blanket for so many reasons. I have an almost 4 year old boy with a sensory integration disorder that significantly impacts his ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Litterally nothing has worked to improved his sleep, and I have tried everything! We purchased a 5 pound blanket for him hoping that he might sleep longer stretches or have better quality sleep with the deep pressure (just like my arms and legs provide at bedtime and throughout the night...yes, I was a human weighted/swaddle blanket). From the first use, I have been so pleased! What used to take 30-60 minutes, now takes 15 minutes. My son settles quickly with the weight on him and loves to feel the bumpy side. He has always had to touch something while falling asleep (usually my skin) and now he is satisfied to to rub the blanket after holding my hand for a short while. We have another weighted blanket for our older son, but it is not soft, nor is it comfortable. It really does not feel Iike a “blanket” and the filler pellets are hard. The Harkla blanket feels like a true blanket. It is soft, squishy and cozy.
Along with the improved bedtime routine, I am so impressed by Harkla’s customer service. In the end, I decided that 5 pounds was not quite enough weight for my son, and called to inquire if I could exchange it for a heavier blanket. I immediately received a return label for our 5 pound blanket and was able to order a heavier blanket with ease. I am so thankful that I could try the recommended weight and then be able to change to a weight that suited us better, without penalty or lost money. Thank you for such a wonderful product. I have already told many friends and out OT about our success.
This purchase was actually for my daughter-in-law. She weighs 100 lbs. and the adult blankets were too heavy for her. She loves it and is sleeping much better and my son reports an added unexpected benefit - no more snoring.
I bought several as Christmas gifts and each of the children immediately started to use them and were visibly regulated. The weight is evenly distributed and the cover is perfect. Soft on one side- textured and soft on the other. Perfect for a sensory sensitive user!
I bought this blanket for my 8 year old daughter. She was a restless sleeper that rarely stayed under her blanket at night. The first night with the Harkla weighted blanket, she slept all night under her blanket and even slept past 6 am.
My son has been using the weighted blanket for several weeks. It is minky soft and so cuddly. The weight is very soothing and helps him get a sound sleep. Worthwhile purchase.
I got this as a christmas gift for my husband. He tends to stay up late and have difficulty falling asleep. He says the 1st night he used it, he fell right asleep and didn't even realize he did! The duvet feels nice and the blanket itself is pleasant. I highly recommend it!
My daughter has generalized anxiety disorder and has always struggled with getting restful sleep. She received this blanket for Christmas and has been sleeping under it for three nights now. For the first time in years, she has gotten quality sleep and says she feels so much better. Even I can see the biggest difference!
I'm ordering one for myself today :-)
The blanket is soft and very good quality. The cover was easy to put on. My only thought is that the blanket is much smaller than I had expected. It says Twin size, so I thought it would be closer to a Twin blanket size. It's MUCH smaller than that. It's more like a traditional 'crib' size blanket. My son loves it so we'll keep it. I just wish it was bigger or I had ordered a bigger one.
This is NOT twin size but a couch throw size. Love the blanket but returning for an actual twin size blanket for my ten year old. Frustrated I now have to return & pay return shipping.
Very nice blanket!
We ordered this blanket as a gift and it was delivered within 3 days. The blanket is soft and true to its description.
It‚Äôs a mix of beads and filling. Easy to clean since the cover is removable. Helps a lot!
I ordered the adult weighted blanket (15 lb) and the size is just too big for myself. My husband doesn't want to use this, so because of the size (55x70) half of it hangs off the side of the bed and by morning, has pulled all of his covers to my side. I ordered the 7 lb (36x56) for my grandson and that is the PERFECT size for one person on their side of the bed. If the 15 lb could be that size, I'd be a happier camper!
Impeccable product as well as customer service. I own two other weighted blankets and this is by far the best. Not only is there a good distribution of weight, but there is also filling to make it more of a blanket that a leaded vest used for X-rays. The cover is as soft as a kitten, and the minky dot is perfect for my son who has some sensory issues. This is by far the best weighted blanket on the market.
First time he tested it out he said it feels like you guys are right with me. He has slept with it for last 5 nights and has consistently slept through the night so far. Deducted one star only because it is very warm. He gets very hot under the blanket, not sure how he will be able to use it during warmer months. Otherwise very satisfied thus far with this purchase.
Had a slight issue with my order but was remedied very fast. Companies like this are rare and Harkla is well deserving of a five star review. The product is very well made and has helped my son to sleep more soundly. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again or recommend Harkla products to anyone.
Adult Weighted Blanket by Harkla - Less Anxiety, Better Sleep
The weighted blanket is very well made and is a real hit with my son. He tried it out last night and skipped his nightly melatonin dose and slept really well. When he woke in the night he quickly fell back to sleep again. He really enjoyed the comfort of watching TV wrapped up in the blanket. He especially likes the bumps on the soft blanket.
this is a Christmas gift for our grandson so I am not sure if is what will help him or no
I ordered this for my 6 yr old son, who has ADHD and anxiety. I ordered it with the blue and green cover and instead got sent a purple cover for it. And it is 3lbs heavier than the one I ordered. I ordered a 7lb blanket and got the 10lb one. Disappointed for something my son really needs. 10lbs will be too heavy for my 50lb son.
So far since it has been about 14 days that I had this weighted blanket for my 3 years old son, he uses it and sleeps well. He is kind of off and on about it so it will take some getting used to but when I do put it on his while he sleeps he is knocked out for the night and there is zero tossing and turning. I noticed one day that I was laying with him watching television and a portion of his blanket was laying on me. When I got up to go to the kitchen I felt light as if I loss comfort. I realized it was his blanket. It made me not want to leave the bed lol. I actually liked the applied pressure of the blanket because it felt calm, relaxing and soothing. That makes me realize that this thing actually does work. I gave this a 4 star because he has not really adjusted to it all the way yet. But it is useful when he sleeps and it's amazing. Now if he can just sleep in his own bed with it so that my fiance and I can finally have the bed to ourselves again. We tried it yestersay to have him in his own bed with the blanket. Although he did fall asleep he didn't stay sleep. I woke up this morning just to see that he ended up back in our bed... with the blanket lol.
Thank u! First night, worth it. My 5 year old with ADHD, ..anxiety, ocd and autistic traits would only sleep at best 2 hours and last night, slept THRU the night. He weighs 50 lbs, bought 7 lb blanket, perfect. He easily Can lift aand move it.
I got the 50x75” for my grown daughter to use on her chaise. She loves it! She has anxiety stemming from an attack some years back. But her husband also loves it. Very comforting and comfortable.
It's very hard to put together since you have to tie it to the inside, and the weight is uneven
There was an issue with the order initially due to mislabeled products, worked with the seller and all taken care of. Took a little longer than expected but in the end the wait was worth it.
Update! Harkla customer service has been amazing rectifying the old product being sent to me! I am going to hold out the last star until I get the blanket, but their customer service is deserving of the first 4 for sure!!I just received my weighted blanket and it kinda stinks and has little bags of beads in each square. I thought these were not supposed to stink and the beads were more evenly distributed throughout the stuffing. Am I wrong? I feel like I got ripped off with the old product!
It’s our third and every family member loves it and wants one of their own.
The original blanket I ordered was defective and failed after a few weeks. I reached out to customer service and they informed me that they have a new and improved design and they would take care of me. Sure enough a few weeks later I received the new version and it seems to be working out great. I love sleeping under a weighted blanket and now getting the best sleep of my life. The New blanket seems good but the customer service is better.
Our 8 year old has anxiety. This blanket seems to help lessen the severity of the panic attacks.