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The Original Weighted Pillow™

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Introducing the first-ever huggable weighted pillow – your convenient, compact solution to combat anxiety, stress, and distractions with it's patent-pending design.

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Wrap your arms around the world’s softest hug.

From your couch to your bed to your lap, finding the joy of calm should be easy. While a weighted pillow can help relax your mind, soothe your body, and allow you to focus more, these aren’t the only potential perks.

Others potential perks:

  • Better sleep
  • Lower stress levels
  • Pain relief
  • Longer attention span
  • Less sensory overload
  • Weighted cuddle pillow
  • Huggable

Materials + Care Instructions

Our original weighted pillow is comprised of three key components: eco-friendly recycled glass beads for weight, polyurethane foam for cushioning, and a durable polyester outer layer. This unique combination ensures the pillow is not only effective and comfortable but also sustainable and long-lasting.

Our cover is completely machine washable! Just remove it from the pillow, and add it to the washer.

Learn more about our materials and care instructions in our FAQ.

Weight & Dimension Guide


Weight Guide

Size Pillow Weight Human Weight
S 6 Lbs 40 - 140 Lbs
M 9 Lbs 140 - 180 Lbs
L 12 Lbs 180+ Lbs

Dimension Guide

Size Dimension
S 14" x 14"
M 16" x 16"
L 18" x 18"

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Shipping & Returns

We offer free shipping and free returns for all orders purchased.

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it in, with no damage, and in its original packaging.

To start a return, head to our Returns and Exchanges page. If your return is accepted, you’ll receive a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

You can always contact us for any return question at

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  • Great to help manage my ADHD

    When I learned about these pillows I was immediately on board. The pillows deliver on their promise to help calm your mind. It’s a quick way to settle down and focus on something. I’m a big fan!

    - Evan M.

  • Worth The Price

    I have been a huge fan of weighted blankets so when my therapist recommended this pillow, I was skeptical at first. I’m hooked and I tell pretty much everyone I know about it! It’s worth the price. Your mental health is worth it.

    - Mollie P.

  • Helps my Anxiety

    I love this Pillow. It has helped with my anxiety and to help calm me down. That added weight is perfect. I got the 12lb pillow. I thought i would want heavier but it’s perfect for me.

    - Monique M.

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Better Than A Weighted Blanket.

Never Hot or Claustrophobic

Our weighted pillow can be placed either on top or next to you to feel its effects.

Easy To Move From Place To Place

The Quiet Mind weighted pillow is small, compact, and easy to move. Bring it anywhere you may need it.

Hug It Or Let It Hug You

While weighted blankets can only stimulate the sensation of being hugged, our weighted pillow can also simulate the feeling of hugging someone else - like a cuddle pillow.

*A hug a day keeps your troubles at bay.

Wrap Your Arms Around The World's Softest Hug

The Potential Perks of Incorporating Quiet Mind Weighted Pillows Into Your Daily Life

  • Better Sleep

    Promotes restful sleep, enhancing nighttime relaxation for deeper, more rejuvenating slumber.

    Longer Attention Span

    Enhances focus, aiding in sustained concentration for those easily distracted.

    Helps Loneliness

    Offers a comforting presence, easing feelings of loneliness with a gentle embrace.

  • Lower Stress Levels

    Calms your mind, lowering stress for a peaceful, relaxed state.

    Reduce Anxious Feelings

    Soothe a nervous mind, while fostering calm and reducing stress.


    Instills a sense of security, stabilizing emotions and anchoring you to the moment.

  • “The weighted pillow may have benefits for a wide range of ailments that cause insomnia, such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), prescription drug side effects, autism spectrum disorder, and more. Anyone struggling with sleep issues may benefit from hugging a weighted pillow.”

    Benefits for a wide range of ailments

    - Dr Daniel Barone

    Sleep Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • “My clients have described it as a “gift of calm” as the weight of the pillow activates brain chemicals that reduce stress and boost mood states. As a method to reduce anxiety, de-stress, unwind or improve your sleep, Quiet Mind weighted pillow to be a valuable asset to your self care regimen.”

    Helpful for reduce anxiety, de-stress, unwind or improve your sleep

    - Dr. Jennifer Guttman

    Clinical Psychologist
  • “When I put it on the therapy couch, my clients fell in love with it. Having this weight on you in a very comfortable way is a healing experience for many people and is especially helpful if you have anxiety or depression.”

    Helpful, if you have anxiety or depression

    - Dr. Barton Goldsmith

How It Works
  • Place the pillow on your body - hold it, hug it, cuddle it, whatever you want!

  • Pressure exerted on body kickstarts Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS)

  • Your nervous system shifts from sympathetic (fight or flight) to parasympathetic (rest and digest)

  • Release of calming and focusing hormones improves mood, increases relaxation, while reducing stress and overstimulation

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The Ideal Pillow to Hold And Hug When You Need An Extra Boost of Calm

Hold it

Hold your weighted pillow close against your chest, across your lap, or even next to you as a cuddle pillow for comfort.

Hug it

Hug your weighted pillow close while you sleep or whenever you need it—it’ll always be there for you.

Quiet your mind

Use your weighted pillow on a daily basis or however often feels right for your body and mind.


  • Calming Sensation

    Holding or hugging our weighted pillow lowers stress and anxiety by reducing cortisol, making you feel relaxed.

  • Soothed Body

    The weight increases melatonin, allowing your body to unwind, and produces serotonin, boosting your overall mood.

  • Focused Mind

    Having weight placed on your body releases dopamine- the focus and alertness hormone.

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Matia F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Gave the pillow as a gift. Big hit! He loves it. Will be getting one for myself.

Great. Easy to order, well-boxed and shipped

Kellsey SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

I bit the bullet and purchased this pillow to help with my anxiety/ADHD, and I'm so happy I did! I use it during work meetings, and now my leg isn't jumping up and down, and the pressure is just enough to calm my brain to focus on what's happening. The pillow is also incredibly soft, and I run my hand along it like a fidget toy. The biggest con: my husband keeps stealing my pillow! He has insomnia and shattered his femur in 2019. He loves hugging the pillow at night, and it keeps him from rolling over in his sleep and waking up from leg pain. The difference in his sleep is drastic, like an additional 3 hours a night! I'm purchasing another for my husband and probably two smaller ones for the kiddos because they keep grabbing it too!

Manmadhan K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Uniquely satisfying

Satisfying to hug the weight and also rest arm on it. Something unique about this pillow unlike other softer ones, can’t quite explain.

Phyllis SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

I love it!!!

Jason B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Helps me feel grounded

I've heard great things about the weighted pillow for a while to help with stress and anxiety, and it was better than expected. I keep the pillow on my lap during work meetings and casually find myself hugging it without realizing it. It's extremely soothing and helps keep me calm during those anxious moments.

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Frequently Asked Question

How do weighted pillows work?

Our huggable weighted pillows are backed by science! They work by initiating a process called Deep Pressure Stimulation, or DPS. This is also sometimes referred to as Deep Pressure Therapy, which is proven to boost your mood, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and help you fall asleep faster. Simply put, it’s huggable magic!

Holding a weighted pillow or placing it on your chest kickstarts this process:

  • Serotonin: the mood-boosting hormone, is increased, making you feel more relaxed and joyful. It’s like a comforting hug for your body.
  • Dopamine: the feel-good hormone, is increased, giving you a sense of focused calm to help you tackle any task.
  • Melatonin: the sleep hormone, is increased, helping you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed.
  • Cortisol: the stress hormone, is reduced, helping your body relax and overcome anxiety. It’s like taking a calming deep breath.

The Weighted Pillow Bonus

  • Hugging your weighted pillow stimulates the release of oxytocin throughout your body. This is often referred to as the cuddle hormone, helping provide a feeling of warmth and a sense of companionship.

The result is a state of happiness and relaxation that helps your nervous system shift from fight or flight to rest and digest.

For more information, read our deep-dive into how weighted pillows work.

What are the benefits of weighted pillows?

Right when you hold a weighted pillow, you will notice an overall increase in relaxation, in both your mind and body, that can help shift your levels of focus for the better. But there are plenty of additional benefits of weighted pillows as well.

Core Benefits of Our Weighted Pillows:

  • Improved Sleep: Experience deeper, more restful slumbers.
  • Instant Stress Relief: Provides immediate relief from stress. restful slumbers
  • Pain Alleviation: Diminishes tension, offering significant pain relief.
  • Longer Attention Span: Helps sharpen focus, perfect for those easily distracted.
  • Sensory Balance: Reduces sensory overloads, ideal for those sensitive to their surroundings.
  • Companionship: A remedy for loneliness, offering a comforting presence.
  • Grounding: Instills a sense of security, anchoring you to the moment.
  • Tactile Experience: A delightful sensory treat for your fingers.
  • Comfortable: Perfectly huggable, designed to be your go-to snuggle partner.

These are just a few of the benefits that allow weighted pillows to help those experiencing anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, loneliness, or autism. Take a look at our Benefits of Weighted Pillows blog for additional information.

How should I use my weighted pillow?

While the choice is yours, here's a list of ways we love using our weighted pillows:

  • The Perfect Hug:
    • Hold the pillow against your chest and let its weight comfort you.
    • Our top pick? Place it in a diamond shape on your chest. Imagine one corner between your legs and the opposite one just below your chin. This setup lets you wrap your arms around for a 'perfect hug', with the other two corners enveloping you.
  • Grounding: Simply lay the pillow on your lap for a grounding feel.
  • Loneliness Reliever: Rest the weighted pillow gently against your side. It's like a touch that can ease those moments of feeling alone.
  • Sleep Aid:
    • Hug the pillow while you sleep for a melatonin boost.
    • Or place it between your knees to ensure your spine is well-aligned.
  • Workstation Buddy: It can be a steady base for your laptop, book, phone, or tablet.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Reliever: Rest it on your legs to help calm restless legs.
  • Travel Companion: Take it on your journeys! Be it in the car or on a plane, think of it as an 'on-the-go stress ball' for your entire body.


Remember, whether you make it a daily ritual or use it sporadically for focus and relief, there's no wrong way to enjoy your weighted pillow!

How are weighted pillows different from weighted blankets?

We absolutely love weighted blankets, but there are distinct differences when you compare them to weighted pillows:

Drawbacks of Weighted Blankets:

  • Heat: They can cause you to overheat.
  • Confinement: Some individuals feel trapped or claustrophobic beneath them.
  • Bulky: They can be bulky and less convenient for mobility.
  • Lack Efficiency: They may not utilize the full potential of Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS). Around ⅔ of the weight might be off your body, reducing effectiveness.

Advantages of Weighted Pillows:

  • Cool Comfort: No overheating issues, as they target specific areas.
  • Freedom: You decide where to place them, ensuring no feelings of confinement.
  • Portability: Take them anywhere! Whether on a plane, as a snuggle partner, or even as a laptop support.
  • Optimal Efficiency: All the weight is concentrated on you, ensuring maximized DPS benefits.

And while weighted pillows and weighted blankets operate on similar science, weighted pillows provide a more focused and consistent benefit due to their weight distribution. Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) operates according to the ratio of a weighted object to a person’s body weight, meaning that a more concentrated distribution of weight can help maximize the effects of this process.

It’s simple. More focused weight = more DPS = enhanced relaxation and joy.

Note: Weighted blankets are generally advised to be 10% of your body weight. However, given their design, this weight is often dispersed across beds or sofas, reducing the effective pressure on your body. With weighted pillows, you're in full control of the precise pressure, capitalizing on the complete DPS potential every time

How long does it take to get used to sleeping with a weighted pillow?

Did you know it usually takes about two to three weeks to get used to a new habit, including a new sleep routine? When starting with a weighted pillow, think of it like beginning a new friendship. Start slow, no rush!

For the first few days, we suggest using The Original Weighted Pillow for 30 minutes to an hour as you drift off to sleep. Gradually, you can use it longer, working your way up to a whole night. By day seven to ten, you'll likely feel more at ease with your pillow. And by the end of three weeks? Expect to enjoy deeper, more restful sleep thanks to your new bedtime buddy.

Curious about the awesome perks of sleeping with a weighted pillow? Dive into our blog about the comforting feeling of hugging a pillow at night!

Which weighted pillow is right for me?

Our weighted pillows come in three different sizes:

  • Small (6 lbs.) - our coziest option
  • Medium (9 lbs.) - the perfect all-around snuggle
  • Large (12 lbs.) - our largest dose of calm

While the recommended weight for a weighted blanket is 10% of your body weight, with a weighted pillow, you’re condensing the area the weight will be distributed to, allowing that number to be a bit lower.

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But, remember, these are just tips. When it comes to weighted pillows, more weight means more calming hormones being released - and that can take some getting used to! So, if you’re used to using other weighted products or simply want to maximize the benefit right off the bat, feel free to size-up. We just want to make sure that you are getting the best, most comfortable experience possible.

If you need a little more help deciding which size is best for you, we’ve developed a quiz to help you find your perfect weighted pillow.

How do weighted pillows help with ADHD?

Weighted pillows serve as a therapeutic tool for those with ADHD. By initiating Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) and boosting dopamine production, they enhance focus and lessen hyperactivity, serving as a soothing anchor for the mind.

For individuals with ADHD, weighted pillows provide:

  • Sensory Regulation: The evenly distributed weight in these pillows provides deep pressure stimulation (DPS). This sensory input can help calm an overstimulated nervous system, promoting relaxation and focus.
  • Dopamine Boost: Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) from weighted pillows is known to increase dopamine production. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter essential for regulating mood, attention, and focus. An increase in dopamine can especially benefit those with ADHD, enhancing their reward and pleasure systems and improving concentration.
  • Improvement in Sleep: People with ADHD often struggle with sleep irregularities. The gentle pressure from weighted pillows can boost the production of melatonin, the body's natural sleep hormone, leading to better sleep quality and a more restful night.
  • Reduction in Restlessness: The grounding effect of the weight can help reduce the feelings of restlessness or fidgeting, common in those with ADHD.
  • Enhanced Focus and Attention: By providing a constant yet gentle pressure, weighted pillows can help improve attention span and concentration, especially during seated activities or relaxation.
  • Comfort and Security: Just like a gentle hug, the weighted pillow can offer a sense of security, which can be particularly comforting for someone feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

The Original Weighted Pillow Bonus: Our pillow isn't just about the weight! The ultra-soft, plush fabric is designed specifically with the ADHD mind in focus. Rubbing your fingers along our pillow feels delightful and offers an additional sensory grounding method, ensuring both your body and mind find harmony and focus.

We hope our weighted pillow becomes a cherished tool in your journey towards calm and focus. As we always say, our weighted pillow is meant to be a tool in your toolbox for ADHD relief. Enjoy your cozy and focused days ahead!

Can a weighted pillow help reduce stress and anxiety?

There’s a reason we call the weighted pillow a stress ball for your body! 

It’s a “tool”, specially designed based on scientific research, that understands and soothes our body’s natural responses to stress and anxiety. Meaning, it helps your body work for you, not against you.

Here’s why it works:

  • The Magic of DPS: When you lay the weighted pillow on top of you or hug it, your body activates what is known as Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS). Through DPS, there's an immediate physiological response: a slowing down of the heart rate, and regulated breathing. It's like the body's natural "reset" button, guiding you back to a state of calm.
  • The Hormonal Impact:
    • Serotonin Increase: This neurotransmitter plays a pivotal role in our mood. DPS aids in its release, providing an uplifting feeling of happiness and relaxation. It's like a gentle pull away from the overwhelming feelings that stress and anxiety bring.
    • Dopamine Increase: Beyond just feeling good, dopamine is integral for motivation and focus. Its increase can rejuvenate your drive, making tasks feel less daunting and more rewarding.
  • The Best Part:
    • Cortisol Decrease: Elevated cortisol levels are synonymous with stress. One of the pivotal impacts of DPS is its ability to reduce these levels, directly aiding in the alleviation of stress and anxiety symptoms.
    • The Comfort of Oxytocin: Sometimes, what we need is a comforting touch or embrace. When you hug the weighted pillow, your body releases oxytocin, often referred to as the 'cuddle hormone'. It gives you a sense of companionship and reduces the feeling of loneliness, especially during moments of heightened anxiety or stress.

If you’re still curious about exactly how DPS can benefit the body, and help you overcome stress and anxiety, read our blog where we break it down even further

Can you travel with weighted pillows?

Absolutely! Our weighted pillows are designed to be your perfect travel buddies. Whether navigating the hustle of airports, enduring flights, or embarking on lengthy car rides, they're on standby to alleviate anxiety, stress, ADHD symptoms, and more.

Think of them as your personal on demand comfort zone, ready to accompany you wherever life takes you. Safe travels and stay comfy!

I’ve just bought The Original Weighted Pillow, what now?

First off, congratulations! You're about to experience a unique kind of natural calm that feels like a hug.

Getting Started:

1. Initial Appearance: Fresh out of the package, you might find your weighted pillow dense, and its cover slightly spacious. No worries! After its journey to you, it needs some air. Please allow the memory foam 1-2 days to regain its original shape.

2. Softening Up: Over time, as you cuddle and squeeze your pillow, the memory foam will soften. The more love you give, the cozier it gets! Remember, every great relationship starts with a little awkwardness. 😊

3. Adapting to Weight: It's a new sensation when weight is placed on you. This impacts neurotransmitter levels in your nervous system, meaning things might feel different. So, start slow!

  • First Few Uses: It's normal to feel a bit overwhelmed initially. This is a positive sign – your body is reacting and adapting! If you feel this, simply remove the weighted pillow and retry after a while.
  • Gradual Increase: Over several days, gradually increase usage from 5 minutes, to 30 minutes, and then to an hour. This gentle progression lets your system adjust to the Deep Pressure Stimulation benefits.

4. You're Now a Pro: The science behind weighted pressure is kicking in. Embrace the natural calm in your body and mind!

5. Looking Forward: After some time, consider upgrading to a larger size for an even deeper calm and happiness

Enjoy Your New Main Squeeze! Your weighted pillow awaits all the snugly moments.

Lastly, always feel free to reach out with any questions. We're here to help!

Is it worth the price? (a question about the high price point)

Absolutely, the price reflects its value. Think of this pillow as a long-term investment in your well-being and serenity. It's more than just a pillow; it's a culmination of years of research and painstaking craftsmanship. Here's why:

  • Precision in Design: The pillow underwent over 25 iterations in a span of 2 years. This meticulous design process ensures that you're getting a product crafted to perfection.
  • Innovative Weight Distribution: We've developed a patent-pending insert. It's strategically hand-placed to conceal the product's weight, guaranteeing it remains stable during use.
  • Responsive Memory Foam: Our unique foam insert isn't just any foam. It breathes in sync with you, taking the shape of your body as you embrace it, amplifying both comfort and the benefits of deep pressure stimulation.
  • Premium Fabric Selection: After testing countless fabrics, we created an ultra-soft cover. This not only feels luxurious but also stimulates the fingers, enhancing the pillow's overall effectiveness. It is truly unique!
  • Durability Meets Convenience: Our weighted pillow covers aren’t just soft; they're resilient. Designed to be machine-washable, they maintain their shape wash after wash, thanks to their top-notch stitching.

While the intricate design and high-quality materials contribute to the cost, they also guarantee an exceptional product. Both in quality and effectiveness, our product stands unmatched. What you're investing in is more than just a pillow; it's a reliable companion designed to assist in alleviating stress, anxiety, ADHD, and more for years to come. It's not just a purchase but a commitment to a more relaxed and focused version of yourself. A better you.

Are Quiet Mind Weighted Pillows pet-safe?

Of course! We love our furry friends, and we have made sure that our weighted pillows don’t use any harmful chemicals or plastics that can make your pets sick.

Why is it called “Your New Main Squeeze”

It’s simple - The Original Weighted Pillow is going to be your new best friend, your favorite cuddle buddy, and the best hugger you know. And we say that from experience. Giving your weighted pillow a squeeze is a shortcut to a quiet, more productive mind. It’s literally just a hug away, and we promise that this will be your go-to whether you’re looking for a boost of focus, a break from anxiety, or a bit of companionship.

That’s why we call it “your new main squeeze,” because it’s definitely ours. Plus, it might replace your current option ;)!

What Materials Are Used In The Original Weighted Pillow?

Our original weighted pillow is comprised of three key components: eco-friendly recycled glass beads for weight, polyurethane foam for cushioning, and a durable polyester outer layer. This unique combination ensures the pillow is not only effective and comfortable but also sustainable and long-lasting.

Can I use FSA/HSA accounts on this?

Yes, please follow the procedure outlined which will allow you to pay at checkout with your HSA/FSA card. It is very straightforward and you can purchase immediately.

Please make sure to select Flex at checkout and pay there with your HSA or FSA card. If you do not have your HSA/FSA card, you can use your normal credit card and submit the receipt to your FSA/HSA account afterwards.

Once selecting the pay with Flex option, we will administer a short health questionnaire to provide you with a letter of medical necessity to clear the reimbursement (this happens automatically). Once you hit submit, your doctor approved letter will automatically clear with your account. As always, please consult with your physician if you have any medical questions or concerns.

Are weighted pillows safe for children?

Yes, our weighted pillows are safe for children, but we recommend them for children over the age of 3 and suggest consulting with a pediatrician if you have concerns.

How do I care for my weighted pillow?

Our weighted pillows come with a removable cover that is machine washable. We recommend using cold water and washing on a delicate cycle. Tumble dry low or air dry for the best results.

The inner weighted part should be spot-cleaned only.

Can I return my weighted pillow if it’s not right for me?

Yes, we offer a 30-day return policy for all our weighted pillows. If you’re not satisfied, you can return the weighted pillow for a full refund. We only accept returns if they are returned with their original packaging. This includes both the colored box, as well as the brown shipper with Quiet Mind logos.

How long will it take to receive my weighted pillow after ordering?

Delivery times can vary based on your location. Typically, it takes 3-5 business days for orders to arrive within the continental USA.

Do you accept international orders?

Yes, we accept orders from most international countries. Shipping, duties, and taxes are calculated at checkout.

We do not accept returns or exchanges for international order.

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    "The weighted pillow is my new best friend - hello calm!"

  • 5stars bf

    "This is WAY better than a weighted blanket"

  • 5stars ef

    "I hug my pillow all night long :)"

  • 5stars 5

    "The perfect cuddle pillow to slow my mind and calm me down"