To start off our Emma Hug Weighted Blanket review, let's discuss who this product is made for. The Emma Hug Weighted Blanket was designed to help ease your stress and anxiety. The evenly distributed fillings put gentle pressure on your body, making you feel at ease. As such, Emma Weighted Blanket is for:
As mentioned previously, a weighted blanket could really come in handy during times of stress or anxiety or when you just want to enjoy a comfy moment while watching TV. Moreover, you can use Emma Hug weighted blanket:
Let's take a look at some of the features that distinguish Emma Hug from other weighted blankets on the market.
The way weighted blankets work is by providing deep pressure therapy. Emma Hug does the same.
By evenly distributing the weight across your entire body, the Emma Hug weighted blanket promotes relaxation and a restful night's sleep by putting firm but gentle pressure on you.
This sensation is said to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to increased dopamine and serotonin production which in turn makes you feel calmer and help you fall asleep faster.
A weighted blanket is something that you might want (or have) to use all year round, which is why this one comes with a 100% cotton layer providing ultimate softness.
Cotton is naturally hypoallergenic and incredibly soft, but not only that – it is also very breathable, and it does a great job at wicking away moisture.
Why is this important? Well, you might have to use this blanket on a hot summer day, and the soft cotton material helps keep things cool.
The essence of Emma Hug weighted blanket lies in the extra-fine glass beads providing deep pressure stimulation, helping you unwind and fall asleep easier.
These tiny, completely silent and safe Silica glass beads are only 1 mm in diameter, which makes them quiet, cosy, and virtually undetectable.
What’s even better, we have skillfully quilted 10 x 10 cm pockets, keeping glass beads safely and evenly spread. These pockets ensure they stay in place for a very long time, without clumping or being uncomfortable.
We've mentioned the sumptuous cotton cover and the Silica glass beads, but we didn't mention that between those two rest, two layers of microfibre and polyester pads.
The microfibre and polyester pad are used to lock the Silica glass beads into place and also give the blanket a soft, calm and secure feeling.
If the cotton cover isn’t cutting it for you, Emma offers a luxurious bamboo blanket cover. This removable bamboo cover will make your Emma Hug feel like a cool silk cover and also help you stay cool. Well, even cooler.
Unfortunately, the luxurious bamboo blanket cover isn't available at the moment. Hopefully, it will hit the shelves soon.
Now, for our Emma Hug Weighted Blanket review.
First things first, the quality of the craftsmanship on this weighted blanket is remarkable. If there is anything that can justify the price tag on this one – it’s the skilful craftsmanship.
When it comes to the overall feel of the blanket – it feels more than good. It is not too heavy or too light, and surprisingly, it's not hot either. Actually, it's probably the best “cooling” weighted blanket on the market.
Silica glass is known for its low thermal conductivity, meaning it won't absorb body heat. That, coupled with a cotton cover, makes for a weighted blanket that is useful and cool all year long.
Speaking of all-encompassing things, at 7 kg, Emma Hug Weighted Blanket really seems to be striking that perfect balance between weight and comfort. Considering the average adult weight (around 62 kg) and the “10%” rule, Emma has managed to birth a blanket most folks could thoroughly enjoy.
Likewise, the hand quilting is done flawlessly. The beads aren’t clumping or bunching or moving around. The blanket effortlessly wraps and contours your body, much so that it genuinely feels like a calming hug when you nestle underneath this puppy.
One thing to keep in mind is, if you're sharing this Double-sized blanket with a partner, you might not get to fully experience the benefits of deep pressure therapy. Since both of you are sharing the load, the pressure may not be intense enough for you to experience the claiming effects.
Finally, the blanket comes with an Emma-typical 30-night free trial and a money-back guarantee, on top of free delivery and returns.
Not to be all doom and gloom, but every product has its issues. The Emma Hug weighted blanket is no different.
It is only available in Double and it weighs seven kilos. In other words – not enough if you're sharing the sheets with a partner.
So, what's the solution? Get two of them!
Just kidding, while there are some things that could be improved upon, neither of these is a deal-breaker. Also, you can't do anything about it other than hope that Emma delivers a few other options to choose from.
Let's take a look at an alternative option.
This is another glass-filled weighted blanket, only this time instead of Silica glass, Mela’s using quartz pellets.
Available anywhere from 4 to 9 kilos, the Mela weighted blanket can be exceptionally comfy for both you and your kids. So, if the Emma Hug weighted blanket was too light or too heavy for you, the Mela weighted blanket should be a better pick.
It comes with a removable, machine washable, double-sided cover made from cotton and Minky. One side should keep you cool, while the other one is ideal for snuggling under the fireplace.
So, in terms of temperature regulation, it's more than decent. However, it might be a bit too warm for summer months. So, do keep that in mind.
Do check our in-depth review of Mela weighted blanket.
OTTY Original Hybrid mattress is a great choice for anyone looking for a comfortable, supportive mattress to ease their mind and fall asleep faster.
The combination of springs and foam makes this mattress one of the best hybrid options available, and the temperature-regulating features make it a great choice for hot summer nights.
And since the mattress is firm and supportive, most body aches should disappear as well! The only downside to this mattress is that it can be a bit too firm for some sleepers, but overall, this is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a new mattress to pair with an Emma Hug Weighted Blanket.
After all, what good is the best weighted blanket if you don't have an equally impressive mattress to ward off any back or hip pain?
Click here to read our full review of the OTTY Original Hybrid mattress.
Emma Hug weighted blanket does one thing better than everyone else and that's keeping things cool.
It's not every day you see a weighted blanket that's designed to help you stay nice and fresh, but Emma Hug has managed to do just that even while weighing 7 kilos. That's impressive!
In our humble expert opinion, this one's of the best weighted blankets on the market at the moment.
The testing procedure over at The Sleep Advisors HQ is very straightforward. We look at customer feedback, analyse product materials, build quality, and of course, a real-world performance which is what matters the most in the end.
Here's how we do it:
Here's how we test the build quality and durability of a weighted blanket.
Silica glass beads are a bit more eco-friendly than their plastic counterparts since they are fashioned from sand and can be repurposed for the most part. On the other hand, they cannot be recycled and they are a bit energy-hungry to produce. Cotton is also not too keen on water and energy consumption during the manufacturing process.
With that said, Emma Hug's weighted blanket is not the most sustainable or eco-friendly product on the market, but it's not the worst one either, especially when you factor in Emma's environmental efforts.
Emma's partnered with One Tree Planted and has vowed to offset its carbon footprint by planting a tree for every product sold.
So, not great, not terrible.
All in all, it is safe to say that this is one of the best weighted blankets on the market at the moment.
It does what it's meant to do and it does it very well. It performs as advertised, it's comfortable and it does a great job at keeping you cool during the night. Overall, a 9.5 out of 10.
But what do you think after reading out Emma Hug Weighted Blanket review? Let us know in the comments!
In the end, we wanted to wrap up our Emma Hug weighted blanket review by answering some FAQs.
Yes. Emma Hug is an excellent way to cope with anxiety and depression, although it shouldn't be considered a cure.
It all depends. In general, if it is hot outside and you are a hot sleeper, you are probably going to get toasty underneath.
Emma Hug is machine washable at 30 degrees Celsius.
Yes. As long as you are not pregnant or have any other health issues, you can use your Emma Hug weighted blanket.
It depends on the age of the child. If the child is under 7, we wouldn’t recommend using it just yet.
It depends. Choose a blanket that's approximately 10% of your body weight. If Emma Hug fits the bill – great. If not, we've provided an alternative above.