Weighted Blankets?

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  1. Sam C.

    Sam C. Senior Member

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    Does anyone here have any experience with using weighted blankets? I've been seeing more about them recently and am thinking about giving it a shot. It tends to take me a very long time to fall asleep each night, and, if/when I wake up, an equally long time to get back to sleep again. I currently have 5 blankets piled on my bed (they're fairly light, and while I don't need all the warmth, I do like the weight), but it doesn't work too well as I toss and turn a lot, inevitably knocking half of them onto the floor. I'd love to hear any experiences you've had with them -- are they worth it?
     
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    HayleyS Senior Member

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    I have also been considering giving these a try. Falling asleep easily and staying asleep would be a lovely thing.
     
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  3. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    A lot of folks in the adoption community have used weighted blankets to help their adopted kids with sensory issues. Pretty common, actually.
     
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    peg4x4 Senior Member

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    Granny's quilts were heavy. I slept great at her house
     
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    My son has one for sensory issues. It hasn't made a huge difference for him, but I love it for my legs. They tend to get restless before I fall asleep.
     
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  6. Sam C.

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    Thanks for all the input -- at this point it's worth a shot, especially after the terrible night of (no) sleep last night. Hopefully it makes a difference.
     
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    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    I got mine from a lady on FB, called Handmade Weighted Blankets.
     
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    Mule.girl Senior Member

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    Im not sure if you sew on not but there are a lot of tutorials for them as well, some somewhat simple as well. I typically have a dog on each side pulling the blanket don so it is almost like a waited one only more restrictive lol.
     
  9. Sam C.

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    I can in a pinch, but don't have nearly the talent (or the time, to be honest) to make something like this! Otherwise, that'd definitely be an option. Thanks, though!
     
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    tlwidener Senior Member

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    I just use my cats... :D

    Honestly I sleep better when one of them lays on me. My husband gets a big kick out of it. One of my cats will lay on me when I'm on my side, and apparently that kicks me into a super deep sleep.
     
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