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GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket Review

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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2 April 2024 8 min read

Having trouble getting a full night of relaxing sleep? Maybe GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket could help?

Who is GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket for?

As is the case with any other weighted blankets we've tried, the Wellbeing from GnO was designed to help put your mind at ease and help you sleep.

In theory, this heavy blanket should provide relief from stress and anxiety and promote better mental health and more restful sleep.

With that in mind, this blanket's for:

Advantages

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Premium quality
The top-notch quality in every sense.
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Different weight options
There is a huge list of available weights.
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Eco-friendly
Made of smart & responsible materials.

Disadvantages

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Not for all seasons
Not a great pick for a year-round use.
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Warranty details not clear
The warranty claim could be explained better.

Features you should know about GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket

Now, let's take a look at the brief overview of all the features you get from this weighted blanket.

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Wide weight range

Wellbeing Weighted Blanket is available through a range of weights, from 12 to 30 pounds.
This is one of the widest weight selections we've seen on the market, which means that you can easily find the one that's appropriate for you.

One thing to note is weight options might differ depending on the colourway you choose for your weighted blanket, so if you're precise about the weight – you'll probably want to go with a Dark Grey option and get a separate duvet cover if the colour's important to you.
Size-wise, you'll see that this one isn't UK-sized, but rather US-sized, but that shouldn't be an issue unless you plan on using an old duvet cover.

Durable and long-lasting

What you'll probably enjoy hearing the most is that this weighted blanket is made to last.
Encased in 400TC organic cotton and filled with the finest premium glass beads sewn into individual pockets.

The individual pockets are flawlessly stitched together, so the beads won't shift around and create lumps and bumps, so you won't have to worry about this thing letting you down anytime soon.

An image of rolled GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket.

Machine-washable bamboo duvet cover

To ensure your weighted blanket stays spotless for years to come, but also to make sure you don't sweat your way through the night – you'll want to use a separate duvet cover.

And this one comes with a machine-washable bamboo cover that's as soft as it is breathable.
The duvet cover is easy to take off and put on and it fits snuggly so it won't move around during the night and you won't end up in that annoying part-blanket-part empty-cover situation.

Eco-friendly organic materials

The organic cotton fabric used for the GnO for their weighted blankets is super soft to the touch. But, that's not all there is to it.

Organic cotton is much better for the environment, as it consumes a lot less water than regular cotton and it doesn't require the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals.

Moreover, the glass beads used for the filling are also eco-friendly, recyclable and sustainable, and we don't have to tell you how impressive bamboo is in this department.

Lifetime warranty

It's not every day a manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty and 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked, for their weighted blankets. Well, today's not that day, either.

Despite how good this might sound, the reality is that this only applies to weighted blankets in the original packaging and absolutely pristine condition that you return within the first 30 days.
Anything outside of that will only get you a partial refund.

Review of GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket

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Not that we're done going through the main features, it's time for us to talk about real-world performance.

The first thing you'll notice is how soft and cuddly the organic cotton fabric is. It's 400 TC after all. It's really nice to the touch and it feels great against the skin.

However, we'd suggest you use the bamboo cover. It's pretty much as soft as cotton, and it will ensure your blanket lives longer.

As for build quality, there are no loose threads or imperfections to be found anywhere. All the stitching is even and tight, and the blanket feels really well put together.

The glass beads stayed in place. They didn't shift around and create clumpy spots, even during our rigorous shake tests. That's really important for a heavy blanket such as this one, as it prevents cold spots, heavy spots, lumps etc.

We're also more than happy to report that the GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket does a great job at evenly distributing the weight across your body, whether you're sleeping alone or sharing the sheets with a partner (in which case you might need a heavier blanket).

Also, both the bamboo cover and the entire blanket are machine-washable, so that's a bonus.

On the downside

One thing we wanted to divert your attention to is how warm this thing gets. While manufacturers may claim (as GnO does) their weighted blanket is “year-round”, there is just no way you'll be able to comfortably rest under most of these during the summer.

And, sure, the glass beads don't feast on your body's heat, but at the same time, you're hot under a simple sheet during the summer, let alone a 15+ blanket.

To their credit, you won't wake up drenched in sweat if your room is airconditioned and ventilated.

Other than that, this is a very good weighted blanket that gets the job done.

KEY FEATURES:

What we like about GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket

What we didn’t like about GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket

The common problems with GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket & how to solve them

If you do decide to treat yourself and your bed to this weighted blanket, you'll want to know if there are a couple of potential issues that you might run into, right?

Well, apart from some sizing issues if you decide to use an old duvet cover, there really aren't any issues.

We don't like the claim that you can comfortably use this thing year-round, but then again, who would believe that you can use a several-kilo-heavy blanket during the summer and stay cosy?

Check the alternatives to GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket

Now, let's look at another glass-bead alternative.

Emma Hug

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If you're in the market for an equally well-crafted piece of heavyweight bedding – Emma Hug blanket might just be what you need.

Perfectly envisioned at 15 lbs (7 kg) to effortlessly suit an average sleeper and everyone around, this Silica glass bead-filled and cotton-encased weighted blanket will help you battle the heaviest of situations – no pun intended.

Also, at 15 lbs, you will get more of it year-round than you will with most GnO blankets, so that's one to keep in mind.

And, if you'd like to learn more – our written and video reviews are available here.

Advantages

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Premium quality
The top-notch quality material & craftmanship.
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Thermoregulating
You won't be cold or get hot under this blanket.
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Hypoallergenic
Safe for people with allergies

Disadvantages

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One size
The blanket is available in one size at the moment

What makes this product better than some other similar ones?

Not to call anyone lazy, but most weighted blanket manufacturers strive to put out a product that's around 15 lbs, as that is what most people could comfortably use.
However, GnO took it a step further by providing you with three different sizes and seven different weight categories, to accommodate both solo and co-sleeping, as well as folks on both ends of the scale.

Kudos for that level of inclusivity!

How did we test the product?

Our testing process is pretty straightforward – we find the products, we thoroughly test them and then we write about our experience and findings. That's usually done in the following steps:

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Let's talk about how we would measure the thermoregulating capabilities of a weighted blanket:

Is GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket eco-friendly or sustainable?

Contrary to what many believe, glass beads aren't easy to recycle, even though glass itself is.

Oftentimes, it is more than hard to get enough glass beads to even make the recycling process worth it, and some of these (coloured ones) can't be recycled.

On the other hand, they can be repurposed and reused, so that's got to count toward something.
Now, we did call this one eco-friendly earlier, and that's because this one utilizes organic cotton and bamboo, both of which are easy on the environment, easy to produce and biodegradable.

Overall, as weighted blankets go, this one's as eco-friendly as it gets.

Overall impressions of the product after the testing

All in all, we can't say anything but this is a good product. Maybe even great.

Everything about this blanket screams high quality – from the materials used over the weight range to the craftsmanship and stitching.

One thing we didn't like are bold warranty claims which aren't necessarily true, as well as even bolder “year-round use” claims, but even with that – you wouldn't go wrong with this one.

Overall, a 9 out of 10.

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FAQs about your GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket

Which GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket is ideal for my body weight?

The best way to ensure a comfortable experience is to look for a weighted blanket that's roughly 10% of your body weight.

Does GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket come with a longer warranty than other weighted blankets?

Yes. The GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket comes with a lifetime warranty.

Could I use GnO Wellbeing Weighted Blanket all-year round?

Theoretically, you could. However, you will certainly get hot during the summer, despite the organic cotton and bamboo cover.

About the author

Connie
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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