The Luna Wellness weighted blanket is an interesting build. Their Amazon storefront is a cut above the other builds I got my hands on this month, but the actual construction of the build is fairly standard. The lack of options is a bit of a black mark, and selling the cover separately is a bigger one. The overall feel of the build is great though, a good sturdy blanket that more than grants a good stressless night’s sleep, but that is true of all the weighted blankets I have tested, and that is a large number at this point let me tell you. Before we break down the issues and triumphs, we first need to look at who weighted blankets are for, and whether or not you could benefit from one.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
Do you suffer from Anxiety, Depression, Anger Issues, Insomnia, or just have trouble sleeping? Then a weighted blanket will help. Do you have a child with Autistic Spectrum or Attention Disorders? Then a weighted blanket will help them too. Weighted blankets have been around for a long time, and there is a lot of information out there on them, but rarely do you see the citations necessary to provide the claims. I spent a week looking into it and found studies going back years, each showing correlation with weighted blanket use and improvements to all the above ailments. You can read the studies in my Science of Weighted Blankets article, the links are at the bottom of the page.
Weighted Blankets work by a process called Deep Tough Pressure. When pressure is applied to the body you release a variety of hormones, chief among them Serotonin and Melatonin. They help you control stress and facilitate sleep. The same thing happens when someone hugs you. So if you suffer from any of the above problems, or you just want a good night’s sleep then you owe it to yourself to at least try out a weighted blanket, and on this market, there is a lot to choose from.
Luna Wellness Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
The Luna Wellness weighted blanket does not come with a removable cover, which is more standard in the weighted blanket market than I would like. Removable covers are handy, you can clean them separately, and save yourself a boatload of time. Many weighted blankets cannot be machine dried, and some cannot be machine washed either. Of course, Luna Wellness sell a cover separately though, and while that looks fine, I am not a fan of this practice. Weighted blankets are not cut from the same cloth as regular blankets, in that they are in non-standard sizes. This means you are essentially forced to buy the cover from the blanket makers (if they don’t include a cover with your blanket.) I sleep on an older memory foam mattress, and they run hot, so the added heat dissipation from cotton is nice. Of course, the blanket’s outer material is also pure cotton, so even without the cover, you get all that. There are no color options though, and that is a pity. I like being able to choose from a selection, but here we only have the white. Not bad, but far from the most impressive start.
Inside the Luna Wellness build is more cotton, and while that might be the norm on the market right now, I am still singing its praises. Cotton is fantastic for the inner blanket. The weight is added via plastic poly pellets in this one, and while that is the most common weight material, I don’t think it is the best option. Glass is my go to (my personal weighted blanket uses glass) and the weight distribution feels better. Like glass, plastic does come with a few benefits to it though, such as the ability for it can be machine washed and dried. You have to do so on a cold light cycle, and a cool heat on the dryer. There is just the one size option with the Luna Wellness build, 60 ” x 80 “and just the two weight options as well, 15lbs and 20lbs. Would have liked to see a few more there. A properly fitted weighted blanket should have no hang off on your mattress or else the weight distribution is off. In addition, you generally want a blanket to be between 10-15% of your total body weight for maximum effectiveness. I am sure there are those out there for whom this would be perfect.
Luna Wellness Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
With only two size options to choose from, this pricing section looks set to be short. The lighter 15lbs Luna Wellness build comes in at $134.95, while the heavier 20lbs build is sitting at $159.95. The thing you need to keep in mind is that the removable cover is priced at $45 right now so add that price to the overall cost.
The warranty with the Luna Wellness build is standard, 1 year of limited coverage. Hardly unique on this market, but I still wish more firms would offer a comprehensive warranty. I recommend you buy via Amazon at least, then you gain access to Amazon’s excellent consumer protection policies with your purchase, and in the unlikely event that you do have an issue, they can add their clout to your own, and reach a speedy solution. I have used them a number of times in the past for the same thing, and they have always helped out. That peace of mind is well worth it.
Luna Wellness Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
This is not a bad build, most weighted blankets manage to do the basics. Make you sleep easier, with less stress, and by that yardstick, the Luna Wellness weighted blanket is a winner. Where it falls down for me is in the little things. The lack of a removable cover is an issue. The lack of size and weight choices is another one and makes an already niche product all the more niche. If you happen to fall into the 20lbs weight category, then this might be worth it, for those of use outside, there are better options on the market right now.
Cover Sold Separately
The lack of a removable cover is a downside, as is the use of plastic pellets, the lack of size and weight options and the fact that they sell a perfectly good cover separately.
Adding all this up we have a less than desirable product. Which is a shame, as the core build is actually pretty good. Good materials overall, and a nice feel.