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Emma Hug Weighted Blanket Review


Written by Andrea

Last Updated: 31st December, 2021

The Emma Hug weighted blanket was designed to give a calming hug to anyone who might need it. Anxiety is a common problem, both in the UK as well as the rest of the world and it often comes creeping upon us at nighttime, making it harder to fall asleep. According to an article in The Guardian, anxiety has skyrocketed in the UK over the past decade and another study✓ shows that the Covid-19 pandemic is not doing anything to improve those numbers.

The fear of not being able to fall asleep increases our anxiety and a vicious circle is easily created. Using a weighted blanket is only one step towards potentially calming anxiety but research has shown that it can be an efficient method and with almost no risks associated with using a weighted blanket, it might be worth a try.

Although there aren't enough studies yet to say for sure that a weighted blanket could be helpful against insomnia, the weight could however reduce your tossing and turning at night and lead to a more qualitative sleep.

Emma Hug Weighted Blanket Construction

The Emma Hug weighted blanket has a clean and stylish design that fits most decors, so you could easily use it both in bed or when snuggling up on the couch in your living room. This weighted blanket contains 7 layers in total, starting with the two outer layers of soft and breathable cotton that can help to keep you cooler at night.

The following two layers are made of microfibre and polyester, added to enhance the softness and comfort of the blanket. They are also designed to safely keep the core layer in place and to evenly distribute the glass beads across the blanket in square pockets of 10x10 centimetres through skilful quilting.

The core layer, giving the weight to the Emma Hug weighted blanket, consists of less than 1mm big Silica glass beads. These are quiet and completely safe, providing an evenly distributed weight throughout the blanket.

Emma hug weighted blanket construction
(Image credit: Emma)

Another interesting fact about the Emma Hug weighted blanket is that it is designed to be machine washable. However, the brand recommends that you use a blanket cover instead.

The weight of this blanket exceeds the weight limit on many household washing machines so make sure to double-check your limit before washing it.

Emma Hug Weighted Blanket Materials

These are the materials of the Emma Hug weighted blanket:

  • Cotton
  • Glass beads
  • Microfiber
  • Polyester

Additional Blanket Cover

You can use any type of cover for the Emma Hug weighted blanket but those looking to add an extra touch of luxury can also purchase the Emma Hug Bamboo Cover. Made of 100% bamboo fibre it provides a sheen and softness similar to silk but is much easier to clean.

Emma Hug bamboo cover
(Image credit: Emma)

Emma Hug Weighted Blanket Design & Fit

This stylish weighted blanket would fit nicely with any room decor thanks to its simple design and neutral grey colour. If you suffer from anxiety this weighted blanket could provide you with a comforting hug at any point of the day, no matter if you are working from your home office, talking on the phone or going to bed. As the brand states it:

There's always a hug for you.

Emma Hug weighted blanket can be used in any room
(Image credit: Emma)

Trial & Guarantee

If you have never used a weighted blanket before, it can take a little bit of time to get used to sleeping with it. According to the brand it takes around two weeks to get used to sleeping with the added weight but there's no need to stress as they are giving you a generous trial period of up to 200 days. Should you not be convinced by the Emma Hug weighted blanket by then you are free to return it at no cost.

Blanket Delivery

Emma works with UPS, DPD and Rhenus for the shipping of their products and offers free, no-contact delivery to your doorstep. Your Emma Hug weighted blanket will be despatched from the warehouse in approximately 1-3 working days.

Should you want to return your weighted blanket to Emma, you can easily do so through their returns portal and completely for free.

Emma Hug Weighted Blanket Price & Sizes

The Emma Hug weighted blanket currently comes at the following dimensions, weights and prices:

Emma Hug Weighted Blanket150x200 cm7kg£129
Prices and availability may be subject to change
The Emma Hug weighted blanket without cover
(Image credit: Emma)

Did you know?
Experts suggest that a weighted blanket should weigh around 8 to 10% of your body weight, making the Emma Hug weighted blanket ideal for adults weighing between 55 and 80 kg.

Should I Buy an Emma Hug Weighted Blanket?

Getting a weighted blanket could seem like an unnecessary expense if you aren't prone to anxiety or stress. However, many people who have tried sleeping with a weighted blanket grow to love them thanks to their comforting weight that can help you relax into a better sleep

You might want to consider a weighted blanket if you:

  • Are suffering from anxiety
  • Feel restless at bedtime and have a hard time relaxing
  • Are looking for added comfort to your sleeping space

Babies and small children should not sleep with a weighted blanket. If you are uncertain if a weighted blanket is good for you - always ask your doctor first.

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