YnM Weighted Blanket Review

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Quick Overview

Dedicated to creating a better sleep experience, YnM engineered a high-end, therapeutic weighted blanket that simulates the feeling of being hugged. The heavy blanket is designed to distribute pressure across your body, helping calm the nervous system while boosting mood and fostering restorative sleep.

YnM isn’t the only manufacturer of weighted blankets, but they are among the most highly rated on platforms like Amazon.  Weighted blankets have recently taken off following studies on how “grounding” the human body during sleep can significantly reduce stress, pain, and anxiety while boosting serotonin levels. Although the YnM blankets are considered ideal for people with insomnia, pain, autism, and anxiety, their stress-relieving and comforting properties can benefit users of all kinds.

YnM offers blankets of different weight and size options. The original blankets are designed with a breathable 100% cotton shell filled with hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and odorless weighted glass beads. The blankets are segmented into pockets to keep the beads evenly distributed around your body.

In addition to cotton, YnM offers blankets made from a cooling natural bamboo viscose. Both types of blankets come in a variety of sizes and weights for adults, including 12, 15, 17, 20, and 25 pounds. The company also manufactures blankets specifically for kids that typically weigh between five and seven pounds.  YnM blankets come in a variety of colors, including dark grey, light grey, ivory, sea grass, and plaid.

In addition to weighted blankets, YnM spells specialty duvet covers for their blankets separately. Continue reading to learn more about YnM products and weighted blankets in general in the guide below.

Pros
  • Multiple sizes and weights to choose from
  • Cooling cotton and bamboo viscose shells
  • Segmented design ensures even bead distribution
  • Free mending provided if damaged within three years
  • 30-night sleep trial
  • Free shipping within U.S.
Cons
  • Duvet cover not included
  • Cotton shell not most durable and allow bead leaking

YnM Weighted Blanket Ratings

Ynm Cotton Weighted Blanket Ratings

Category Criteria YnM Cotton Weighted Blanket 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

Good

What Testers Say

Our testers found that while the premium glass beads are able to conform to your shape, the sensation can feel a bit like lying beneath a bean bag at times.

 

Beyond this, beads are sewn into pockets to ensure an even distribution throughout the night. The company uses less beads than other brands, helping boost breathability and prevent overheating.

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

Fair

What Testers Say

Made from pure cotton, the outer shell of the YnM blanket is light and fairly soft. The quality of cotton is not of the highest caliber, however, so we recommend combining the cotton model with a duvet cover for added protection.

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

Excellent

What Testers Say

YnM offers a number of weight options, including 10, 15, 17, 20, 22, and 25 pounds for adults, in addition to 5 or 7 pounds for children. The company recommends choosing a blanket that is 10 percent of your body weight; for example, a 15-pound blanket should be used for a sleeper who weighs around 150 pounds.

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 YnM blankets to be adept at keeping you warm in cold temperatures.

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

The glass bead and thinner-than-average layer of polyfill promote breathability. However, as noted, the cotton shell is not of the highest quality; our testers didn’t find it to be particularly breathable.

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

The thoughtful design suggests the YnM blanket is decently durable. However, some users have complained of beads leaking from wear and tear in the cotton shell.

Category

Cleaning

Criteria

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

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

YnM blankets weighing less than 12 to 15 pounds should not be washed in a conventional washer or dryer. However, duvet covers may be machine washed and dried.

In summary, our testers appreciated the variety of sizes and weights available, as well as editions designed specifically for children. Our editors also praise the blanket’s insulating qualities; ideal for cold climates and sleepers who tend to sleep cold.

The main criticism our testers had was with the quality of the cotton shell, which was neither breathable nor particularly durable. In addition, that the majority of blankets require special cleaning. YnM advertises blankets as machine washable, but warns that blankets over 15 pounds should not be placed in a conventional washer or dryer, when the majority of their products are over 15 pounds. Duvet covers are recommended but sold separately.

YnM Cooling Bamboo Weighted Blanket Ratings

Category Criteria YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket 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

Good

What Testers Say

With its identical glass bead filling, the sensation of the Cooling Weighted Blanket can feel a bit like lying beneath a bean bag just as the Cotton blanket did.

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

Very Good

What Testers Say

The Cooling Weighted Blanket is designed from a bamboo viscose fiber that is soft and durable.

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

Good

What Testers Say

As with the Cotton Weighted Blanket, the YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket comes with a number of weight options, including 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, and 25 pounds for adults, in addition to 5 or 7 pounds for children.

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

Both the Cotton and Cooling YnM blankets are designed to insulate the body during cold temperatures.

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

Very Good

What Testers Say

Compared to the cotton of the previous model, bamboo viscose shells offers exceptional breathability and temperature regulation.

Category

Durability

Criteria

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

Rating

Very Good

What Testers Say

The bamboo viscose is known to be a more durable material than cotton.

Category

Cleaning

Criteria

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

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

YnM blankets weighing less than 12 to 15 pounds should not be washed in a conventional washer or dryer. However, duvet covers may be machine washed and dried.

Our testers prefer the YnM Cooling to the Cotton Weighted Blanket due to its bamboo viscose shell. Not only does the shell offer superior breathability, bamboo viscose has been shown to be a more durable fabric than cotton.

What You Need to Know About the YnM Weighted Blanket

Below, we’ve outlined the basic specs of the two of the most common YnM weighted blankets available.

Product Name Inner Fill Material Outer Shell Material Weight Options Available Colors/Patterns Available
Cotton Weighted Blanket Glass beads with polyester fill Pure cotton 5,  7, 10 lbs (kids) 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25 (adults) Dark grey, light grey, blue white, grey weight, navy
Cooling Bamboo Weighted Blanket Glass beads with polyester fill Pure bamboo viscose 15, 20 lbs Dark grey, sea grass

Construction

We’ve touched on the construction briefly; now let’s go into more depth. The YnM blankets feature a choice of two shells: pure cotton or bamboo viscose — a natural fiber made from wood cellulose. The shell has a breathable fiber fill, in addition to a weighted insert with five loops to help the blanket stay in place.

Inside the blanket are premium glass beads that are hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and free of odors. They’re encased in a lightweight, breathable polyester fabric and separated into compartments to ensure an even distribution. The whole blanket is sewn by a special stitching designed for durability and to prevent beads from leaking.

Sizing, Weight & Pricing

The YnM blanket comes in a wide range of sizes and prices. We’ve outlined two of the most common models and their respective pricing below.

YnM Cotton and Cooling Weighted Blankets

Size Weight Price
Twin 12 lbs
15 lbs
Check Cotton Price

Check Cooling Price

Queen 15 lbs
17 lbs
20 lbs
22 lbs
25 lbs
Check Cotton Price

Check Cooling Price

Cleaning

YnM weighted blankets may be washed and dried in conventional machines on a gentle, low cycle and low heat if they are under 12 to 15 pounds. For heavier blankets, it is recommended to take YnM blankets to a commercial laundromat with sturdier machines. For easiest washing, YnM recommends protecting your blanket with a duvet.

Return Policy & Warranty Information

YnM blankets come with a 30-night sleep trial with receipt. However, return shipping cost is not included and a 25% manufacturing fee may apply if the product is used or damaged.

In addition to delivery, the YnM company offers a 3-year warranty that includes free mending should unexpected damage occur.

Shipping & Delivery

YnM offers free shipping to destinations within the U.S. and Canada. Orders ship within 1 to 2 business days via UPS or Fedex. Shipping time may vary depending on location, but typically takes between two and six business days.

Similar Weighted Blanket Options

See how the YnM Weighted Blankets compare to other top models in the table below.

Model(s) YnM Weighted Blankets Quility Premium Weighted Blankets ZonLi Weighted Blankets
Inner Fill Materials Glass beads with polyfill Glass beads with thin polyfill Premium glass beads
Outer Shell Materials Pure cotton; pure bamboo rayon Pure cotton Pure cotton; bamboo
Weight Options 5 to 25 lbs 5 to 30 lbs 5 to 25 lbs
Price Range 59 to 279 $69.70 to $139.70 $55 to 269
Availability Online Online Online
Warranty Length 3 years 30-day trial none

Company Information

Customer Service

6 of 10 owner experiences show customers have a positive experience with YnM.

BBB Rating

YnM does not yet have a BBB rating.

Physical Stores

YnM does not operate any brick and mortar locations

Contact YnM

[email protected] | 1-800-233-2323 | https://www.ynmweightedblanket.com/

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