Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

This post is in partnership with Gravid. They sent us these products to try and we are giving you our 100% honest opinion. 

After hearing of all the benefits of weighted blankets over the past few years we decided to give the Gravid weighted blanket a try to see if it would have the same positive effects on us. This house is a mixing pot of anxiety, nerves, insomnia and if I am completely honest, sometimes we just need a hug.

Weighted blankets have been all over the news and social media and for good reason, they cover a large array of issues with what seems like a super easy and quick fix. But I had questions and so I am also sharing what I found with you. Let me know if there is anything else you want to know about Gravid weighted blankets.

Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

What Makes Gravid Amazing?

The fact that this Canadian company has high standards, amazing customer service (read the reviews) and uses quality products. The Gravid 3.0 and the EcoBreeze Cooling Cover (what we have) are made of Tencel™ Lyocell which is naturally-derived, sustainable and biodegradable. Plus you can just throw the blanket in the washing machine as needed so it is truly no fuss.

How Does the Weighted Blanket Work?

The Gravid weighted blanket works by something called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) or Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) where the feeling of weighted physical pressure will give someone a calming effect. It is the big hug we all need (minus the other person, YAY) when we are needing to calm down, fall asleep or just feel better.

Does a Weighted Blanket Weigh A Lot?

They do, but you totally want them to to get the full benefit of what they have to offer. The Gravid weighted blanket is made with this really cool stitched mini-grid technology that prevents the beads from shifting so you always get even pressure when using it. It also has a zipper around the perimeter of the blanket that zips right onto either the grey Ecobreeze (cooling) or grey Microplush (extra-soft sensory-friendly) covers and stops the blankets from moving around inside the covers. It makes sure you get all over pressure and it’s comfortably spread out.

Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

Weighted Blanket Benefits

The benefits of a weighted blanket are so varied and I love that it helps with such a wide array of issues. They are said to help with stress, anxiety, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sensory processing disorders, helps people with ADHD focus and just allow people to get a hug when needed (see what research is saying). I really like that it is an all-natural aid to many problems instead of unnecessarily medicating if not necessary.

For us though this blanket tends to now live with my oldest child. For the past 11+ years, I have been laying with him as he falls asleep as he is an anxious kid who was often scared. It’s been a few weeks of him now using the Gravid weighted blanket and last night as I laid in his bed waiting for him to come he walked in with his blanket and told me I can go as he no longer needs me to fall asleep. I know, I quietly gasped too.

That was the moment that I realized that the Gravid weighted blanket was doing exactly what we needed it to do. It calmed him, it put him to sleep, and it let him stay sleeping even without me there.

I really like how we can proactively now reach for the blanket when we start feeling our emotions are becoming too big.

Personally I was more curious about whether it would help me with my anxiety and stress. This season is really hard for me and I know I am not alone in that sentiment. I found for me I needed to make sure I was covered to my neck in order for the relief to wash over my body. It is a little difficult to explain but euphoria is close. I also end up falling asleep most times because the use of weighted blankets releases serotonin and melatonin which makes it easier to relax.

Nobody in our family has sensory processing disorders but we do have anxiety attacks and in both instances, the weighted blanket can really calm people down and give them that hug that is so needed. I really like how we can proactively now reach for the blanket when we start feeling our emotions are becoming too big.

Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

Something I want to explore more is the use of the Gravid weighted blanket to help with focus, restlessness and impulse control, like with those who have ADHD. As a kid, I used to take meds for this but have long ago stopped. I have a nagging suspicion that my oldest has the same issues as I but since I won’t go the medication route unless it’s absolutely necessary I am going to see if we can get him to do things like homework and reading while using the blanket. Once we give this a try I will update this post to tell you whether we have made any progress.

Anxiety is a fickle b**** and I am glad my oldest and I can slip under the Gravid weighted blanket to calm down when needed.

My fave benefit though? The instant hug that it provides. As much as I hate to say this sometimes this momma is stretched thin and I can’t be everywhere. The blanket provides hugs when needed and although it can’t replace a person it can start the process until I get there to finish off the job. Anxiety is a fickle b**** and I am glad my oldest and I can slip under the Gravid weighted blanket to calm down when needed.

What is the Weighted Blanket Filled With?

Our blanket is nice and heavy but it’s not bulky or noisy when we move around. I was so curious to know what our Gravid weighted blanket was filled with and it seems its non-toxic, micro-rounded glass beads with a diameter of 1mm. We don’t have auditory, sensory or physical sensitivities but if you are shopping for someone who does these will be perfect.

Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

Canadian for the WIN

Gravid is a Canadian company that has been serving Canadians since 2017. They also give back to the community by donating their weighted blankets to many charitable foundations and events including St. Joseph’s Health Centre, George Hull Centre, United Way and The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy. Pretty awesome right?

Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

Where Can I Get a Gravid Weighted Blanket?

Gravid makes both adult and kids sizes of weighted blankets. Their inventory keeps expanding (they just launched the king size) so I suggest you check their site out often if you are in the market.

Gravid Weighted Blanket — Does it Work?

They are also available at 50+ retailers but their website has really great deals on all the time, have free Canadian shipping and you, of course, get the 101 nights to try it out and if you’re not 100% satisfied, Gravid will give you your money back.

You have nothing to lose and potentially so much to gain. Plus, use code ANETA10 for 10% off your final price.


This post is in partnership with Gravid. They sent us these products to try and we are giving you our 100% honest opinion. 

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kristen visser
    December 26, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    i know a few people who use and love their weighted blankets . i might look into getting my oldest daughter one

  2. Elizabeth
    December 26, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Thank you for your honest review. My oldest has ADHD and struggles to get a good night sleep. She’s a very light sleeper. Looking forward to your updated review. I’ve been contemplating one now for a while.

  3. Calvin
    December 27, 2019 / 12:03 am

    I can see why this is trending, sounds effective. Nice review. Makes a good gift this holiday season.

  4. Debbie White-Beattie
    December 27, 2019 / 1:38 am

    This is great information because I always thought these types of blankets were for the autistic.

  5. December 27, 2019 / 10:15 am

    This sounds like an awesome blanket to have for a lot of issues

  6. kathy downey
    December 27, 2019 / 11:32 am

    Thanks for sharing your honest review on this blanket.I have been thinking about one for myself !

  7. AD
    December 27, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    I have been wanting a Weighted Blanket for a while; I have been hearing some great things about them when it comes to anxiety and stress. Thanks for the review!

  8. December 27, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    been hearing a lot about weighted blankets lately. not sure it’s for me though

  9. Kristi Friesen
    December 27, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    I’ve been wanting to get one of these and the Gravid sounds like a really good brand. I would get the Ecobreeze one.

  10. Amanda Masters
    November 23, 2020 / 11:45 am

    I have recently started using a weighted blanket, but I find it too heavy and makes me anxious. I think I need a slightly lighter one to start off. Love that they are helping and Canadian.

  11. Linda
    November 25, 2020 / 9:39 pm

    I like this is meant to help people with insomnia. That is very helpful.

  12. Janet M
    November 27, 2020 / 12:50 pm

    I have never tried a weighted blanket but your review is excellent.

  13. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham)
    November 27, 2020 / 2:37 pm

    I’ve heard good things about these blankets. They seem like they would work well. Thanks for the indepth and thoughtful review.

  14. Lynda Cook
    December 1, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    I have a very small one and I think it weighs like 25lbs. or more and I can’t use it, it is way to heavy for me and I feel trapped

  15. Cynthia B
    December 7, 2020 / 11:54 am

    Thanks for this review! I never thought about trying a weighted blanket before.

  16. Shirley
    May 26, 2021 / 12:01 pm

    These blankets sound amazing I would love to try one

  17. Jay M
    November 9, 2021 / 11:49 am

    I have no doubt I would love a weighted blanket! As it is, I have trouble sleeping without my fairly heavy duvet. Thanks for the info!

  18. Cyrena Eddy
    November 10, 2021 / 1:15 pm

    I love weighted blankets and gift them when I can!

  19. Sarah F
    November 13, 2021 / 11:03 pm

    That’s amazing that our helped your child. My son sleeps horribly. I wonder if this should help him too.

  20. Kristin C
    November 16, 2021 / 8:53 pm

    I think my son would love this.

  21. Kristin Ashe
    November 19, 2021 / 9:01 am

    Very interesting read, I am curious as well; I think I will try one for my daughter.

  22. Linda H
    November 20, 2021 / 10:21 am

    My daughter has one but I find it too big (Queen) and too heavy 25lbs. and then I feel trapped under it. I would probably like it if it was lighter.

  23. Rita Copat
    November 25, 2021 / 1:34 pm

    Love weighted blankets!

  24. Denise M
    November 27, 2021 / 7:10 pm

    Thank you for your take on the weighted blanket. I have been very interested in getting one and reading this blog has certainly informed me even more! Thanks!