An Overview of the Global Weighted Blanket Industry

Weighted blankets have uniformly distributed weight according to the user’s intent and size of the blanket. The demand for such blankets is due to rise in consumers’ spending on relaxation and comfort. The industry is proposed to expand in the coming years as the product provides assistance to improve physical and emotional health. Increasing demand for such blankets in the healthcare sector is anticipated to drive market growth. Adoption of new technology in blankets integrates and combines the concepts of Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) to stimulate relaxation in the human body. It helps in preventing common sleep disorders such as snoring, insomnia, sleep hypoventilation, restless leg syndrome, bruxism, and obstructive sleep apnea. Increasing product popularity in the healthcare sector is expected to propel market growth. Such technology is expected to create opportunities for the market.

According to Business Research Insights, the global weighted blanket market size was valued at USD 399 million in 2019 and is expected to reach a valuation of USD 1,165.7 million by 2026 with a CAGR of 14.1% during the forecast period. The market has leading players such as Gravity, Mosaic, YnM, SensaCalm, Sensory Goods, Simmons Bedding Company, Layla Sleep, and Calm Blanket.

Cessation on Supply Chains to Slowdown Market Growth During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic enforced many restrictions on various global markets. The pandemic halted the production activities, demand, and supply chains. Manufacturers of weighted blanket halted their operations due to halt of production activities. Online sales through e-commerce channels maintained the demand for the blankets and bedding accessories.

Business Research Insights Presents the Top 5 Manufacturers

1. Simmons Bedding Company (Beautyrest) (U.S.)

Simmons Bedding Company is a U.S.-based manufacturer for mattresses and bedding products. The company was founded in 1870 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of the oldest companies for bedding products and has 19 manufacturing facilities globally. It also supplies beds to resort properties and hotel groups. It offers a range of products such as Beautyrest, Simmons Kids, BeautySleep. Apart from these products, it also offers Beautyrest Sleeptracker, a personal sleep coach that monitors and improves sleep. The company is known to market brands such as Beautyrest Studio, Beautyrest Black, BeautySleep, Beautyrest Beginnings, Natural Care, and ComforPedic.

2. Calm Blankets (Australia)

Calm Blankets is an Australian bedding products company. The company offers various types of weighted blankets such as handwoven, adults, and silver ion. The company has been featured on magazines such as Elle Magazine, Domain, BuzzFeed, and Today. It is one of the top players in the market. It offers calming blankets that are reusable and environment-friendly in nature. The company has 12 inner ties to have even distribution across the country.  

3. Layla Sleep (U.S.)

Layla Sleep is an American bedding company that dedicates its services globally. It is a direct-to-consumer company, which means that it sells its mattresses through e-commerce channels and they ship them directly to the buyers. It offers mattresses, pillows, bases, weighted blankets, bedding, bed frames, and other bedding accessories. The objective at Layla Sleep is to help users find the best mattresses and sleep products.   

4. SensaCalm (U.S.)

SensaCalm is a U.S.-based company, founded in 2008 that offers custom sewing weighted blankets and sensory products. It mostly serves products to the autistic community and even to people suffering from ASD, SPD, ADHD, stress, and anxiety. It offers various types of blankets such as classic, custom, travel weighted, clearance, and economy.

5. YnM (U.S.)

You and Me, also known as YnM, is an U.S.-based bedding company that offers cotton covers, cooling covers, soft covers, linen covers, dual-sized covers, and blend fabric covers. It offers knitted blankets, covers, sheet sets, accessories, and weighted blankets. It also offers an exclusive edition of blankets.

Integration of Deep Touch Pressure to Stimulate Relaxation

With an increase in demand for different types of blankets, the latest blankets come with pellets, which allow consumers to feel physical pressure due to the blanket’s weight. Rising concern for sleep deprivation is expected to drive the market growth. Blankets come integrated with the concepts of Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) or Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) to stimulate more relaxation in the body. These blankets are available in various sizes and weights. Therefore, they are used by a wide range of consumers.