A weighted blanket is exactly how it sounds a blanket with weight to it. The material inside is made from multiple small beads, It claims to help promote relaxation for a night of better restful sleep and help with multiple other conditions. To get the right weighted blanket for you, you have to look at it by weight and size, and do some math. Take the number of your body weight and times it by 10% or 0.10, and whatever that’s equal to; that’s how much your weighted blanket needs to weigh for you and your weight. They’re also recommended weights: 5lb. 36” by 48” in size for a child, for a child anywhere from 10 to 50 lbs in weight, a medium-sized blanket is about 10 lbs 48” by 72” in size. For anyone weighing more than 50 lbs but less than a 100lbs a medium blanket is about 15 lbs 48” by 72, for anyone weighing more than a 100lbs, you will best benefit from a large blanket, weighing about 20 lbs 60” by 80”. A weighted blanket is also good for many types of conditions including restless leg syndrome, autism, anxiety, chronic pain oh, and a variety of other conditions.
Weighted Blanket Worth?
Product: Weighted Blanket
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon
Size: 60″ x 80″ (15lbs)
My Rating: 8 out of 10
Brief Overviews of Other Reviews
I’ve read and watched multiple people’s reviews on weighted blankets online and on YouTube and there are very mixed feelings about it. Some people have wanted it for a long time and then they finally get it and it didn’t really solve all the problems like they thought it was going to. In terms of being more relaxed or sleeping and napping better, a lot of people have said it helped them. Many people with anxiety said it really helped them a lot and they recommend it for children with anxiety or Autism; so I think it really just depends on you and your condition.
One thing that was definitely said multiple times was that it is very decently heavy. It also feels like a giant blanket laying on top of you. It is a very thick blanket with some furry fluffy like material on it. So after a while, you can feel very warm underneath it so some people did suggest maybe if it was a chilled blanket it might feel a little better; and that it is good to take a nap under. That it also feels like those protective “bib” like covers they put on you at the dentist. To protect your body (internal organs) during an x-ray at the dentist, but filled with bean bag like bags. Definitely has been trending online lately and has even helped some people with restless sleeping problems and odd vivid dreams. The fabric also feels nice and soft.
The Pros of a Weighted Blanket
Things I do like about the blanket, it’s nice and soft. The very first day I tried it on myself I wasn’t feeling anxious at that moment but it did feel nice on my body. Like someone was kind of like laying on me or giving me a big hug of comfort. I highly recommend it if you have anxiety, depression-wise it hasn’t helped me that much. I still have a lot of nights where I’m up till 4am-6am and still can’t seem to fall asleep and even under the blanket, I’ll still feel fine. IT might be that it’s mainly over my lap and my legs, so I don’t know if that’s also a reason why it’s not helping completely. It’s also a different experience for everyone with different types of conditions so that’s also another thing. Anxiety-wise it definitely helps me and when I’m actually sleepy I’ll lay under it and immediately fall asleep faster. Other people didn’t like how heavy it was trying to carry it around their home and how difficult it may be to move. I’ve watched many reviews about weighted blankets on YouTubethat also said it was pricey and repeatedly said it was heavy but it’s a weighted blanket so that makes sense. Even how it comes in a box or a plastic bag is also kind of heavy to move it in.
The Cons of a Weighted Blanket
Things I don’t like about the blanket is that it is very pricey and there are a lot of falsely advertised blankets that say they are weighted and aren’t. Or weight an amount that’s completely different than what was said online which will affect how well it works for you. With one of the main concerns being the price it can be annoying searching around online to try to find a deal while making sure it is big enough to cover you and actual weighs the correct amount for your body weight. The weighted blanket I will link to is about $90 and is from Amazon. This blanket is normally at least $100 a lot of blankets are actually around $130-$150.
My Recommendation & Conclusion
All in all, I do think it is a good tool and resource for people to try if they do have anxiety mainly. Also, if you want to try it if you have depression that is up to you but it definitely helped me with my anxiety. I do think your experience and how well it will help you depend on your condition and the severity of it. It also just depends, person to person a lot of people recommend it but different people get different benefits from it. I highly recommended and I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me if not more.