For the last couple of years, weighted blankets have been steadily growing in popularity – and for good reason. These comfy throws have some real benefits, like helping you to destress (the feeling of the heavy blanket around you has been likened to the ‘deep touch pressure’ of a hug, just so you know), sleep more soundly and just generally get cosy.
But, at around £140 on average per blanket, they’re a bit pricey. So, we were very excited when we saw that Mela, one of the GHI’s best weighted blanket brands, is currently running a Black Friday sale – discounting some of their offerings by an impressive 40%.
That brings the price of one of their classic (single size) blankets down from £120 to a more purse-friendly £72. The brand will also throw in a free removable cover worth £40. We’ll take it, thank you very much.
The GHI team tested the brand’s classic blanket, which comes in single, double and king size, praising its ability to retain heat, which left testers feeling super cosy. The panel did feel more relaxed before bed and drifted off to a deep sleep with relative ease. So, if you're a poor sleeper or suffer from anxiety, it might be worth experimenting and seeing if a weighted blanket can help.
However, if you’re looking for something a little more design-led then the classic-looking option above, don’t fret. In previous years, most blankets across ranges were very similar, using glass beads to add heaviness, inside a (usually grey) zip-off cover. Newer generation iterations are more diverse, coming in different textures, colours and styles, sometimes without the beads at all.
These newer versions are more aesthetically pleasing, which is a relief if you wanted to keep yours out on display, or don’t have space for a blanket box. We like Mela’s chunky knit velvet and luxe cotton knit options – both of which deserve pride of place on your bed even when not in use. And there's 30% off both of these too.
So, if you want to jump on the hype, or think a weighted blanket would make a perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, now’s the time to buy. Shop Mela’s weighted blanket range here.
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