UK weighted blanket alternatives
Since the Nectar weighted blanket is no longer available, why don't you try some of these alternatives?
The Eve Sleep weighted blanket is the most similar to the Nectar blanket.
You can also read through our full guide on the best weighted blankets in the UK for more info.
How heavy is the Nectar weighted blanket?
The Cloverlane weighted blanket weighs 5 kg (11 lbs).
This is relatively "light" for a weighted blanket,
Weighted blankets are available in different weights.
The Eve Sleep weighted blanket, which is similar in design to the Necter weighted blanket, weighs 7 kg (15.4 pounds).
Many others weigh between 7 and 10 kg (15.4 - 22 lbs). 💪
But this also makes the Nectar weighted blanket much more approachable, especially for more petite individuals.
Generally, a weighted blanket should be about 8% - 12% of your body weight. 🧐
As a general guideline:
- 5 kg - 6.5 kg weighted blankets: Great for people weighing 50 - 65 kg
- 6.5 kg - 8.5 kg weighted blankets: Great for people weighing 65 - 85 kg
- 9 kg + weighted blankets: Great for people weighing 85 kg +
Choosing weight options according to your build and body weight is generally the best idea.
If you use a weighted blanket that's too heavy for you, it may create more of a restrictive feeling than a gentle hug feeling.
At the same time, if you use a weighted blanket that's too light for you, you won't feel any of the benefits.
Aeyla weighted blankets (formerly Mela weighted blankets) are available in a range of weights so you can choose what's best suited to you!
You can also fold a blanket in half to increase the weight in any area.
This is especially useful if you'd only like to hug a part of your body while keeping the rest unrestricted.
You can choose to use your weighted blanket on its own or use it under or above your duvet or regular blanket.
We like using it under our duvet for more of that warm-hug feeling, especially if it's a bit cooler. 🤗
Does the Nectar weighted blanket feel hot?
All weighted blankets will increase the temperature to some extent.
Cotton itself, though, is quite temperature-neutral and very breathable, allowing for good airflow. 💨
This moisture-wicking material is a particularly good choice for hot sleepers.
Since the Nectar blanket is made from 100% organic cotton, you can rest assured that you won't have any heat build-up due to synthetic materials.
The Eve weighted blanket is also made of 100% premium cotton.
But, you'll still feel warmer under the Nectar weighted blanket than you would with a "normal" blanket.
This is particularly pleasant during the winter months - like a warm hug instead of just a hug - but could be unpleasant in the hotter summer months if you're a very heavy sweater or quickly overheat. 🥵
Nectar weighted blanket size
The Nectar weighted blanket is available in one king-size of 150 x 200 cm (59 x 78.7 inches).
This is the standard size for weighted blankets.
If you’re looking for a wider selection, we’d recommend heading over to Aeyla (formerly Mela Comfort.)
They sell a variety of weighted blankets in a variety of different sizes.
Weighted blankets are designed to be used by one person for optimal weight distribution. 🙍♀️🙍♂️
If you’re sharing your bed with a partner, it’s best to invest in two separate weighted blankets.
Nectar weighted blanket discounts
Nectar Sleep UK offers regular discounts and promotions. 🥳
It’s very likely that you’ll be able to buy your Nectar weighted blanket at a discounted price!
If any Nectar weighted blanket promotions are currently running, they’ll be displayed throughout this article.
You can also look at our discounts page for all the best discounts in the UK sleep world.
Should you buy the Nectar weighted blanket?
The Nectar weighted blanket is an excellent option if you’re looking for an approachable weighted blanket to help ease stress and anxiety.
We’d recommend the Nectar weighted blanket for:
- Lower-weight or more petite builds.
- People looking for an environmentally friendly & sustainable weighted blanket.
- Those who want a simple, no-fuss option that looks great on any bed.
The Cloverlane blanket is sleek and elegant, and it’ll make a great addition to any bedroom (or living room setup).
Since the Nectar is currently not available, you could consider one of our favourite alternatives: