There’s no doubt that weighted blankets are trendy. They Time magazine called one brand of weighted blanket (the Gravity blanket), “One of Time‘s best inventions of 2018.” And we’re sure there are differences between weighted blankets, besides just the weight, but also that they’re subtle differences. Top mattress brands such as Purple, Nectar, Layla, Helix, and Casper all have weighted blankets now.
The goal: more relaxed and deeper sleep. However, we also see potential health benefits for people who suffer from muscle aches and uses a heating pad to treat pain. Think: cramps, osteoporosis, lower back pain or injuries. Best of all, with the weight. it’s more likely to stay in place. However, a lot of people want the soothing qualities of a weighted blanket but they get uncomfortably hot.
chiliBLANKET temperature controlled weighted blanket
Chilipad has something truly unique in weighted blankets. It’s called the ChiliBlanket. Wait, make that ChiliBLANKET. They put their heated and cooled water technology inside a weighted blanket. What does that mean? You get the stress and anxiety relief without the heat (or with it). Hot sleepers of the world rejoice! You can now get the benefits of a weighted blanket without the sweaty, heavy heat of one!
There are many cooling weighted blankets but that usually just means they’re made with a lightweight, cooler fabric. None that we’ve seen actually change the temperature of the blanket though. chiliBLANKET has tubing that connects to the control unit. You can set the temperature and heated or cooled water will coarse through the tubes and subtly warm or it cool down. It has a remote for easier control.
Temperature control means you can sleep deeper because you’re not too hot or cold. Or if you live in Arizona or Florida you can use your heated blanket year round!
You get the anxiety and stress relief from the feeling of calm that a heavier, substantial blanket provides. You can get the weight without the temperature. While the chiliPAD or Ooler go underneath you, the chiliBLANKET goes over you. And you can use it without the plug (features) too – as a regular weighted blanket.
chiliBLANKET comes stand alone or with the chiliPAD cube
chiliBLANKET has two options: it works with your existing chiliPAD or Ooler system or just the chiliPAD box. Here are some of the benefits, according to their website:
- Hydro-powered, temperature-controlled weighted blanket leads to more restful, restorative sleep
- Water circulates through a system of tubes inside the blanket for a luxurious sleep experience
- The hydro-powered design also means the chiliBLANKET is EMF-free
- The temperature can be adjusted to between 55° and 115°F (13–46°C) to promote deep sleep
- Glass beads fill the blanket, which provides even weight distribution
- Removable and machine-washable outer cover
- Quality fabric offers strength and durability through repeated use and washing
Comes in one color.
You will pay for the tech but if it means your health or sleep, it’s worth it for a lot of people. Available stand alone or with the chiliPAD cube – this is what you should buy if you already have a chiliPAD or Ooler system. Cost: $299 or $13.80/month.
Or the system which contains both chiliBLANKET and chiliPAD control unit. $499 or $23.03/month.
Comes in one size: Throw Blanket Size of 79.5in (202cm) long x 45.5in (116cm) wide
Sleep trial and warranty
ChiliBLANKET comes with a 90 day sleep trial and a 2 year warranty. Ships starting January 20, 2020 and so far we can’t find the exact weight (which is ironic).