DreamHug Weighted Blanket Review

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Quick Overview

Inspired by the heavy blankets used to ease anxiety in health facilities, DreamHug designed a weighted blanket to decrease stress while promoting healthy sleep. Today, DreamHug Weighted Blankets are used for sleepers with a wide variety of issues, including ADD and ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), PTSD, stress, and anxiety. The DreamHug weighted blanket works by simulating a hug, thereby working to boost levels of serotonin and melatonin in the body while reducing cortisol. For many users, the blanket effectively helps reduce anxiety and enhance their overall sleep experience.

The DreamHug Weighted Comforter is filled with dense plastic poly pellets made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a durable, non-toxic substance. The comforter features a pure, white-cotton shell and comes with a Cool Gray duvet cover made from a soft, polycotton micro plush fleece. The duvet is secured to the inner comforter with ties to prevent the blanket from pooling in the middle.

The original DreamHug is 48”x 72”, slightly smaller than a standard full-size comforter. The original blanket is available in three different weights, including 10, 15, and 20 lbs. Recently, the company added a 25 lb, 88″ x 100″ blanket for a queen-sized and 30 lb, 88″ x 102″ blanket for a king-sized bed. The company recommends choosing a blanket that is 7-14% of your total body weight.

To learn more about the DreamHug Weighted Blanket, read on for a list of pros and cons, a closer look at its construction, and more.

Pros
  • Includes fleece duvet
  • Multiple weights & sizes available
  • Both duvet and weighted comforter are machine wash & dryable
  • Free shipping & 30-night sleep trial
Cons
  • Only one color available
  • Plastic pellets less breathable and contouring than glass beads

Ratings

Category Criteria DreamHug Rating What Our Testers Say
Category

Inner Fill Material

Criteria

Weighted Blankets are filled with tons of small weighted beads surrounded by polyester padding/filling. These beads are of varying quality, usually made of plastic, glass, or nano-ceramic.

Rating

Fair

What Testers Say

The DreamHug is filled with tiny plastic pellets made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a durable, non-toxic substance that is safe for both kids and pets. However, plastic pellets are less breathable and contour less the body. Additionally, some customers have reported that the blanket tend to pool towards the middle of the duvet cover even when fastened.

Category

Outer Shell Material

Criteria

The shell material refers to what’s on the outside of the blanket. This category rates the quality of the materials used to make the shell.

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

Without the duvet cover, the outer shell of the DreamHug is crafted from cotton. Every comforter comes with a grey, polycotton “Cool Gray” fleece duvet cover that is attached to the inner weighted comforter with ties.

Category

Weight Options

Criteria

Different people are going to have different preferences regarding the weight of a weighted blanket. This category rates a blanket’s selection of different weight options.

Rating

Very Good

What Testers Say

The DreamHug comes in multiple weights and sizes. The original size has three weight options, whereas the queen and king sizes each come in one weight.

Category

Warmth

Criteria

This category rates how much warmth a weighted blanket provides. Some blankets will keep you warm in cold temperatures while some require that you bundle up with an additional blanket or duvet.

Rating

Very Good

What Testers Say

Our testers found that the included polycotton fleece duvet added an extra layer of warmth to the weighted blanket, a feature not found included in many competitor blankets.

Category

Breathability

Criteria

Breathable weighted blankets retain less heat and will keep users from sleeping too hot. Breathability results from good airflow and moisture-wicking properties.

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

With the fleece duvet cover, the blanket sleeps very hot. Luckily the fleece cover of the DreamHug can be removed, leaving only a breathable cotton shell. The plastic pellet inner fill, however, makes this blanket less breathable than blankets with glass beads.

Category

Durability

Criteria

How long the weighted blanket lasts with proper care. The average weighted blanket lasts for around 4 years.

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

As a new product, it is difficult to predict the exact durability of the DreamHug Weighted Blanket. However, it is well-made and has an expected lifespan that is comparable to the average weighted blanket – about 3 to 4 years.

Category

Cleaning

Criteria

Depending on the construction, different weighted blankets have different cleaning requirements. This category measures the ease of cleaning the blanket.

Rating

Excellent

What Testers Say

Both the duvet cover and the inner weighted comforter are machine wash and dryable.

With its multiple size/weight options and durable construction, the DreamHug Weighted Blanket holds up to its competitors. Our editors also appreciate the included duvet cover, which adds an extra layer of warmth and protection while making it even easier to wash.

Two criticisms that stood out were the plastic pellets and the blanket’s tendency to pool toward the middle of the duvet cover, suggesting poor fastening. There’s also a lack of other duvet cover designs and colors available. However, DreamHug does suggest more designs will be made available in the future.

What You Need to Know About the DreamHug Weighted Blanket

We’ve summarized primary specifications regarding the DreamHug blanket below.

Product Name Inner Fill Material Outer Shell Material Weight Options Available Colors/Patterns Available
DreamHug Weighted Blanket High Density Polyethylene plastic pellets; polyester fill Cotton shell with included polycotton fleece duvet. Original (48”x 72”): 10, 15, & 20 lbs; Queen (88″ x 100″): 25 lbs; King ( 88″ x 102″): 30 lbs Light grey duvet cover above inner white cotton shell

Construction

Now, let’s explore the DreamHug Weighted Blanket construction. The unique weighted blanket is filled with High Density Polyethylene micropellets. HDPE is a popular plastic because of its durability and strength, in addition to its resistance to mold, mildew, and insects. The plastic is both kid-and pet-friendly.

The HDPE pellets are encased in a pure cotton shell. Protecting the shell is an included duvet cover, which is made from a micro plush polycotton fleece material. The duvet is secured to the inner weighted cover with ties.

Sizing, Weight & Pricing

Below, find sizing, weight, and pricing for all the models of the DreamHug Weighted Blanket currently available.

Size Weight [Model 1] Price
Original 10 lbs $149.97
Original 15 lbs $179.97
Original 20 lbs $199.97
Queen 25 bs $299.00
King 30 lbs $349.00

Cleaning

According to DreamHug manufacturers, both the inner cotton weighted comforter and outer fleece duvet may be washed and dried in conventional machines.

To clean, remove the duvet cover from the comforter and wash both in cold water with light colors using a non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry on low heat.

Return Policy & Warranty Information

The DreamHug weighted blanket is backed with a 30-night sleep trial. Returns will be honored if received within 30 days of delivery. You can initiate a return by emailing the DreamHug customer service staff at [email protected] in order to have the return approved.

Shipping & Delivery

DreamHug ships to Canadian and U.S. destinations, including P.O. Box and military addresses. Orders for in-stock purchases should be received within two to five business days. DreamHug sometimes runs promotions offering free shipping.

Similar Weighted Blanket Options

We compare the DreamHug Weighted blanket to other popular weighted blanket models in the table below.

Model(s) DreamHug Weighted Blanket Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket YnM Weighted Blankets
Inner Fill Materials High Density Polyethylene plastic pellets Plastic microbeads Glass beads w/ polyester padding
Outer Shell Materials Cotton shell with polycotton grey fleece Velveteen made from brushed fleece Pure cotton; pure bamboo rayon
Weight Options 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30 lbs 6, 10, 15, 20, & 25 lbs 5 to 25 lbs
Price Range $149.97 to $349.00 $99 to $159 59 to 279
Availability Online Online & In-store Online
Warranty Length 30-night trial 99-night trial none

Company Information

Customer Service

8 of 10 owner experiences show customers have a positive experience with DreamHug.

Company History

DreamHug was founded in 2017.

BBB Rating

DreamHug has not yet been rated by the BBB.

Physical Stores

DreamHug does not operate any brick and mortar locations

Contact DreamHug

[email protected] |  (877) 724 0804 | https://www.dreamhug.com/

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