Cost: Less than $70
Guarantee: There is a 3-year satisfaction guarantee on this product
Directions for Buying: Weighted blankets for adults range from 10-25 pounds, kid’s starting at 5 pounds. You will want a weighted blanket that is roughly 10% of your body weight, plus 1-2 pounds depending on your preference.
80 lb = 8 lb blanket, round up to 9 or 10 pounds
120 lb = 12 lb blanket, round up to 13 or 14 pounds
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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When these blankets started becoming the word on the streets it didn’t take me long to hop on the bandwagon. I am always looking for anxiety relief in any way, shape, or form I can find it and I finally decided to take the plunge with this blanket.
The strangest part about the buying process for me was how the weighted blankets are promoted telling you to use it while you’re sleeping for increased sleep quality.
This is apparently an unpopular opinion, but I really don’t enjoy sleeping with the blanket. I find the weight while I’m sleeping to be restrictive and cause me to feel claustrophobic. For me, it’s comparable to when someone is trying to cuddle me while I’m sleeping when I just want to be left alone and untouched.
The ideal time to use this blanket for me is when I am feeling anxious throughout my day or while I am trying to watch TV. Sure, sometimes I have trouble falling asleep and the blanket is useful for a little while to help calm me down, but it is definitely not something I want on me all night.
This may not be the case for you as I have heard many people tell me how much they LOVE sleeping with this blanket.
However, I LOVE using this blanket while I’m awake and trying to RELAX. It truly does give you the feeling that you are being hugged by someone and we all know the health benefits and stress-relieving effects of hugs.
For years, I have known that applying pressure on my chest helps relieve some of my anxiety. I actually learned the relief this brings from an ex-boyfriend who started to apply pressure on my chest with his hand when he could tell I was feeling anxious.
I was astounded by how much that helped me. So when I saw the weighted blankets, I was like “this makes perfect sense, sign me up”.
Naturally, since I can’t just go to the store and pick up a boyfriend willing to apply pressure on my chest at all hours of the day!
I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars because I was really expecting to love using it while I was sleeping and that turned out not to be the case at all. Luckily, I already sleep amazing every night for whatever reason so it wasn’t a huge disappointment.
- Relief of anxiety and promotion of relaxation
- Feeling of comfort as if someone is physically hugging you
- Cost is low in comparison to others
- SO many color options!
- Sleeping with it at night is not for me
- I wish it was in the shape of a robe or vest since I carry my anxiety and stress on my chest and shoulders (JUST GOOGLED THIS AND THEY EXIST, I CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY IT)
If you are looking for some relief and are willing to try anything (like I always am), I would definitely recommend trying a weighted blanket.