Weighted blankets are getting more and more popular. Just a few years ago, your options were limited. Now, the choices seem to be endless.
One of the newest weighted blankets to hit the market is the DREAMality. Having tried out so many of the most popular weighted blankets, I was interested to see how this would compare.
Is this the right weighted blanket for you? Read on for my full review.
You Might Like The DREAMality If …
- You are seeking a weighted blanket to use year-round. A major drawback of many weighted blankets is their warmth. Just because you are looking for some extra weight does not mean that you want extra warmth. The DREAMality is a breathable weighted blanket, and it didn’t make me sleep as hot as some weighted blankets have. You should be able to use the DREAMality all year.
- You are looking for an affordable option. When you are looking at weighted blankets, you might notice they can be quite expensive. That being said, the DREAMality is a good value. As of the writing of this review, it is $77 for any size and any weight. This is much more affordable than some of its competitors.
- You want a blanket with good weight distribution. Some weighted blankets, while heavy, can feel a bit uneven in terms of their weight distribution. This is not an issue with the DREAMality. It features smaller squares that keep the weight evenly distributed across the entire blanket. I do not feel like there are any areas that lack weight.
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You Might Not Like The DREAMality If …
- You are looking for a luxury weighted blanket. In the end, the DREAMality has a somewhat simple design. It does not come with too many extra features. If you want a weighted blanket with some more luxury frills and more durable construction, the DREAMality might not be the best choice for you.
- You prefer a wider blanket. The largest size option for the DREAMality is Queen. It is 60″ wide so that it fits the top of a Queen bed. However, if you have a larger bed or are a larger person, this might not fit you exactly. In addition, couples who want to share a weighted blanket might need to look elsewhere.
- You want more weight options. As of now, DREAMality only offers two weight options: 15 lb and 20 lb. While these weights should work for most people, they might not fit everyone. For instance, if you are a very small person, 15 lb might be too heavy. On the other hand, if you are a much larger person, 20 lb might not be heavy enough.
Construction And Weight Options
If you decide to go with the DREAMality, you first have two options. You can choose one version that comes with a Minky cover. The other version does not come with a cover. We received the latter version to review.
The outside of the blanket is made from cotton and is somewhat soft to the touch. Inside, you have a cotton polyfill mesh, and the weight comes from nano glass beads. These are held in place by a gridded design with double stitching.
In terms of sizes, you have two options: Twin and Queen. We received the Queen size, and it is 60″ by 80″. This fits the top of a bed, and there is no overhang. If you want something narrower, you can opt for the Twin.
You also only have two weight options. You can choose from 15 lb or 20 lb. Some companies give you lighter and heavier choices as well as some smaller weight intervals.
If you make a mess on your weighted blanket, you can clean it at home. DREAMality recommends you wash it on a cold, gentle cycle and tumble dry it on low.
You can also place your DREAMality in a duvet cover if you want to keep it cleaner. The weighted blanket features tabs on the corner and sides where you can secure it to a duvet cover.
The main thing I look at with a weighted blanket is, well, the weight. I want to know if the weighted blanket is a good fit for someone my size. To figure out the right size weighted blanket for your weight, simply divide your weight by 10 and add or subtract one or two pounds (depending on your preferences).
I am 230 lb. When I divide my weight by 10 and add a few pounds (I prefer my blankets a bit heavier), I get 25. So usually, I go with a weighted blanket that is close to 25 lb. Because the DREAMality only comes in 15 and 20 lb, they do not offer a blanket that is quite heavy enough for me.
However, I think the blanket really shines when you look at the weight distribution. With weighted blankets, you want to make sure that the weight is evenly distributed across the entire blanket. The gridded squares are quite small on the DREAMality, so I don’t feel a lack of weight anywhere.
Even though Queen is the largest size they offer, this isn’t an issue for me. 60″ x 80″ is a good fit for me as I sleep alone. It fits my body well, and the blanket does not hang off the edges. I have had trouble with larger weighted blankets being pulled off the bed by their own weight.
As a hot sleeper, I often worry about weighted blankets making me overheat at night. I did not have this issue with the DREAMality. It is a thinner weighted blanket with some nice breathability. I did not find myself waking up sweating during the night.
Finally, the major test of a weighted blanket is how well it helps you sleep. Having tried a number of weighted blankets, I can say the DREAMality performed admirably. I did not wake up during the night and I woke up feeling refreshed.
The DREAMality is a good match for hot sleepers and those who are looking for a good value. If you aren’t quite sure this is the weighted blanket for you, it does come with a 365-night risk-free trial.
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