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Maybe you’re ready to cozy up for a warm winter’s nap, or you’re just looking to keep night sweats at bay.

Either way, there are plenty of blankets that tackle the best of both worlds: warming you up and cooling you down.

We did our homework and piled up the best blankets for heating and cooling.

While perusing for the best heating and cooling blankets, we considered:

  • Ratings: We’re only showing you blankets that rank highly with online reviewers. We also did some blanket testing of our own.
  • Comfort: Our choices are comfy, cozy, and restful, according to reviewers.
  • Ease of use: We scoured through reviews to select options buyers say are quick and easy to operate.
  • Options: We’re showing you choices for different temperature preferences (hot or cold) as well as other preferences, like fabric, weight, and more.
  • Warranty: Many of these blankets come with a 1 or 2-year warranty, with some brands offering 5 years or more.

Pricing guide

Prices differ depending on the size of your blanket (although some blankets only come in one size).

We based our pricing guide on standard queen-size blankets when available.

  • $ = under $100
  • $$ = $100–$200
  • $$$ = over $200

Best heating and cooling weighted blanket

Brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 60 by 80 inches (in.)
  • Weight: 15 and 20 pounds (lbs.)

This blanket really covers everything (sorry, we couldn’t resist). This pick is for anyone who wants all the bells and whistles: heating, cooling, and weight. One side offers warmth, while the other cools.

Healthline Editor Chelsea Logan tested this blanket and says it’s soft and cozy. She says the cooling side is cool to the touch, so it doesn’t feel too hot despite the weight.

However, she notes that due to its size (60 by 80 in.), even the 15-lb. version can feel difficult to maneuver.

The blanket comes with a removable, washable cover. To secure the cover to the blanket, there are 12 ties on the inside. You’ll have to redo these each time you want to remove the cover.

The blanket doesn’t come with a warranty, though it can be returned up to 30 days after purchase.

Best hypoallergenic temperature-controlling blanket

Sleep Number True Temp Blanket

  • Price: $$
  • Sizes: queen, king
  • Colors: white, gray, dark blue, dune, espresso

This machine-washable, hypoallergenic blanket is intended for all seasons. Sleep Number says the fabric adapts to your temperature throughout the night to help keep you comfortable. It’s also designed to wick moisture.

Reviewers are happy with how well the blanket regulates their temperature and even helps them avoid night sweats. They also note that it’s unexpectedly lighter than it appears.

It is tough to find less-than-happy reviewers for this blanket. But some people say they don’t love that it’s lightweight, and they want something a little thicker or warmer.

It comes in king and queen sizes and five color options: white, gray, dark blue, dune, and espresso.

The company offers free shipping and a 1-year limited warranty on this blanket.

Best air-based heating and cooling blanket for couples

BedJet 3 Dual Zone Climate Comfort System

  • Price: $$$
  • Sizes: queen, king

This blanket allows you to heat or cool each side of your bed separately. It has two airflow chambers and two remote controls. This means sleeping partners can choose their preferred temperature on their side, or zone, of the mattress.

BedJet promises this technology doesn’t change the feel of your mattress, and that you don’t have to worry about stiff mattress pads, mattress toppers, wires, or leaky tubes of water.

Most reviewers are pleased. A couple of reviewers note that the Cloud Sheet it comes with doesn’t quite stay snug enough. Others point to some tech issues but add that customer service reps helped resolve those quirks.

This blanket is available in queen, king, California king, and split king sizes.

The company offers free shipping, 60-day free returns, and a 2-year limited warranty on this blanket.

Best affordable air-based heating and cooling blanket

Smartduvet

  • Price: $$$
  • Sizes: queen, king, California king

This duvet lets you set your preferred temperature directly from the company’s app. Kind of like an automatic car starter, you’re able to preheat or cool your bed before even crawling in.

To get things warmed up, the Smartduvet uses heated air delivered from the control box. There are also openings in the Smartduvet layer to help reduce humidity and keep you dry.

For cooling, the Smartduvet raises air circulation under the duvet. The company says it creates a cooling effect using just room temperature air.

And … it even makes your bed for you.

How is that possible? Well, air is pumped into the inflatable layer between your duvet and duvet cover, making the layer revert back to its original shape.

The website compares this process to blowing up a camping mattress, which also goes back to its original shape no matter what twisting or folding has taken place.

Although it falls at the top of our price range, it’s more affordable compared to other systems like it.

This product comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

Best non-electric heating and cooling blanket for couples

Hammacher Schlemmer Temperature Regulating Blanket

  • Price: $$
  • Sizes: twin, full, queen, king
  • Colors: linen, midnight blue, stone gray, white

This blanket is designed to prevent chills and overheating. Although it comes without air chambers, electrical components, or even an app — like some of our other picks — it’s still a good choice for people who sleep with a partner.

The majority of reviewers swoon over this blanket, with only a few saying it doesn’t work for their preferences.

It’s available in a handful of neutral colors, and you can choose from twin, full, queen, or king sizes.

This blanket is machine washable and dryer safe. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Best water-based heating and cooling weighted blanket

The ChiliSleep chiliBLANKET

  • Price: $$$
  • Size: 84 by 48 in.
  • Weight: 15 lbs.

This weighted blanket uses water to deliver sweat-free sleep. Using the blanket’s control unit and remote control, you can also dial things up to get a warm night’s sleep instead. The blanket includes an internal tube system that allows water to flow through it.

Although there are just under 40 reviews for this blanket at the time of our roundup, they are largely glowing. One reviewer comments that even her 10-year-old child loves it.

This blanket only comes in one size: 84 by 48 in.

With your purchase, you get a 90-night sleep trial, a 2-year warranty, and free shipping and returns.

Best electric throw blanket

Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket

  • Price: $
  • Size: 50 by 60 in.
  • Colors: garnet, honey, olive, sable

This is our most affordable pick on the list, but it’s still a high quality choice for cold sleepers. One side has a sherpa fabric, and the other side is made of soft, plush fabric.

Its controller features three heat settings, making it easy to use. Plus, it has a 3-hour automatic shut-off function — just in case you forget to turn it off.

This throw blanket is 50 by 60 inches in size, it’s machine washable and dryer safe, and it comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

Best cooling blanket for travel

Cocoon CoolMax Blanket

  • Price: $
  • Size: 8 by 3 feet
  • Color: charcoal

This pick is great for hot sleepers on the go. Designed to keep you cool and dry, the blanket is lightweight and moisture-wicking.

This blanket is not only one of the more budget-friendly choices on our list, but it also comes with a handy carrying case.

Amazon reviewers love this blanket for long plane rides, saying it’s just the right, thin material they need for traveling. They also mention that it’s easy to store back in its carrying case.

When shopping for a heating or cooling blanket, you’ll likely run into:

When choosing the right blanket or you, consider whether you’re more interested in a system that warms or cools your bed (like a control unit, remote controls, air or water chambers, or even your smartphone), or if you’re just looking for a simple fabric that’s naturally warm or cool on its own.

It’s also a good idea to think about how heavy or thick you want the blanket to be, as well as the size.

Heating blankets can help cold sleepers feel warmer and improve their sleep quality. They can also help reduce muscle tension and alleviate mild aches and pains.

Cooling blankets can help hot sleepers feel more comfortable and get better sleep. The breathable fabric of these blankets wicks away moisture and absorbs heat.

If you choose a blanket with an electrical component, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

Diabetes

One potential diabetes complication is neuropathy (a type of nerve damage). This can affect your ability to detect if an electric blanket or heating pad is too hot.

For this reason, your doctor may advise against using an electric blanket or heating pad.

Pregnancy

The risk of miscarriage can increase if your core body temperature rises too much. However, a heating pad or blanket may offer temporary relief from aches and pains. They shouldn’t raise your core temperature if used for a short period of time.

General safety tips

  • When your blanket is not in use, turn it off — especially before you go to sleep.
  • Only use one electric blanket at a time.
  • Don’t use an electric blanket and a heating pad at the same time.
  • Don’t wash or dry clean an electric blanket.
  • Don’t sit on top of or lie on top of an electric blanket.
  • Don’t tuck your electric blanket under your mattress.
  • Don’t pile items (pillows, blankets, books, toys, etc.) on top of your electric blanket.

How do heating and cooling blankets work?

Cooling blankets are made of thermoregulating fabrics like cotton, polyester, acrylic, or wool. They work by wicking away moisture from the body and helping regulate body temperature. Heating blankets, on the other hand, work electrically with an insulated wire or another heating element inserted into a fabric that heats when it’s plugged in.

Can you sleep with a heated blanket on?

Although heated blankets are designed to create a warm and cozy bed, they’re not recommended for overnight, long-term use. Although unlikely, they have the potential to overheat if used incorrectly or for a long period of time.

Which fabrics are the most cooling?

Fabrics like cotton, linen, nylon, polyester, silk, merino wool, and rayon are breathable materials that can help keep you cool. Additionally, textiles made with Tencel are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk, and cooler than linen.

There are many great heating and cooling blankets available at varying price points.

Think about whether you’d like to dig into a heating or cooling system for your bed that utilizes technology, or if you’re just on the hunt for fabrics that naturally regulate your temperature.

Weighted heating and cooling blankets are a nice option for those looking to reduce anxiety as well.

It’s best to avoid electric blankets if you have diabetes or if you’re pregnant. If you’re unsure whether using an electric blanket is safe for you, talk with your doctor.


Breanna Mona is a writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in media and journalism and writes about health, lifestyle, and entertainment.