Weighted blankets - Mela Comfort vs Baloo Living | AD Spon

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Weighted blankets are a true gift! They act as a form of constant pressure, similar to a hug, to help you 
unwind and destress. People whom suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, have 
found weighted blankets to be extremely beneficial, alongside those with autism due to struggle sleeping. I 
was lucky enough to test out a weighted blanket for myself last year and I fell in love. The concept and 
idea as well as the product itself. I recently got contacted by a different company to try out their weighted 
blankets, and I accepted on the condition of comparing the two.

A weighted blanket is more complex that a regular quilt/duvet. These typically contain several layers sewn 
together, overall weighing between 4-30lbs. The outer part of the blanket is a soft fabric used to keep you 
cool, whilst the inner is made up of a combination of various materials such as stones, sand, rice, what or 
plastic to add additional weight. The blanket itself is stitched into individual pockets to distribute weight 
evenly across the body, whilst giving maximum comfort. 

When it comes to weighted blankets, you would assume that they're the same across the board and just 
slightly different in price, however I learnt that this isn't the case and the quality does differ.

Baloo Living is the only eco-friendly, luxury weighted blanket made with lead-free glass microbes and 
soft premium cotton that is cool and breathable for year-round use. Baloo Living is inspired by our bodies' 
innate healing abilities and natural balance. The deep pressure simulation of a Baloo blanket feels like a 
firm hug, massage or swaddling. It serves the nervous system, alleviates stress and anxiety and increases 
serotonin production - the happy hormone. Each colour comes from a unique source found to nature, to 
serve your body's innate health and balance for cool and breathable sleep. 

Mela Comfort is an multi-award winning brand, helping to create premium products for a better 
nights sleep. Their hero product has been featured in; Forbes, GQ, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and 
many more. They have also won 'best weighted blanket' by The Evening Standard in 2019, 2020 and 
2021. Priding themselves on their quality and values to promote a well rested sleep for everyone. 
With each sale, Mela Comfort donate a percentage of their profits to their charity partners as well as 
paying to protect 25 trees in the Amazon Rainforest with each individual sale that is made.

I was kindly sent the king size original weighted blanket weighing 9kg* from Mela Comfort 
retailing for £150 and the 5.4kg best selling throw blanket* from Baloo Living retailing for £138. 
The Mela Comfort weighted blanket is a larger size and also comes with a cover, where as the Baloo 
Living blanket itself is coloured therefore not needing a cover. The Mela Comfort blanket also 
contains beads/weights in each individual section rather than spread out more sparsely. 

Overall I prefer the Mela Comfort weighted blanket for when I'm going to sleep and especially 
on colder nights, where as I will be using the Baloo Living throw blanket* in the warmer 
months when I need that extra comfort without being overwhelmed or feeling too hot. 


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  1. I've always wanted to try a weighted blanket, both brands that you mentioned here sound great, I like that Mela is the one to use in the Winter and the Baloo one is better for the Summer months x

    Lucy Mary

    1. I definitely recommend! I love that too, so you always have one year round x

  2. I've never tried a weighted blanket before, but they sound great and I'd definitely like to!
    Amy x

    1. I was sceptical at first but I love how it feels like a hug x

  3. I've heard so many good things about weighted blankets, but I'm yet to try one. Both of these sound fab, and I love the idea of having one that's good for the winter, and one that's good for the summer. At least then you can get the benefits year round xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

  4. I've never tried one before, I was tempted to get one when pregnant as they are meant to help with leg pains you get in bed when pregnant!

    Corinne x

    1. I think you have to more cautious when you're pregnant but I definitely recommend x

  5. I've always wanted to try a weighted blanket! Love that you have two, one for warmer months and the other for colder. Sounds ideal!


  6. I always wanted to try a weighted blanket but I'm a little unsure about spending that kind of money on a blanket in case it doesn't work for me. Having one for colder weather and one for warmer weather is a good idea - especially if it's something you really benefit from.

    1. They always have discounts available and frequent sales, so I definitely recommend keeping you eye on them x

  7. I love my weighted blanket I find it really good for when I've got a spare hour away from the baby to get a really good nap