You guys! I’ve been testing out a weighted blanket for over 10 nights now and it is life changing. I definitely recommend it and I want to share why. While I don’t own my own weighted blanket (yet,) my mom does, so every time I stay in New Jersey overnight I steal it from her and sleep with it.
Before purchasing the blanket I saw ton of celebrities posting about their Blanquils on Instagram. It sounded interesting and I was super tempted to use their discount codes and buy one, but I wondered if they were being genuine and really loved it as much as they said they did. So instead of going all in purchasing a Blanquil, I convinced my mom to purchase a weighted blanket at Bed Bath & Beyond. What was great about this decision is 1) We used a 20% off coupon and 2) we had the option to return it if we didn’t like it. (which did NOT happen!)
So why do I love the weighted blanket so much? I am a great sleeper without it and EVEN BETTER (I didn’t even know that was possible) with it. So I can only imagine how much it could help those who have trouble sleeping. Nights I sleep with the weighted blanket I feel like I go into a deeper sleep. When I wake up I feel so well rested. I am not a morning person, but each time I wake up with the weighted blanket I feel like a new me. Also, I dream more with the blanket which means I was in a deep sleep for longer. Also because of the weight it keeps you from tossing and turning- something I tend to do. Just ask my boyfriend who claims I kick at night (oops!)
After the first 2-3 nights of using the blanket I thought maybe it was just a coincidence... but no, I have felt this amazing about it every single time.
My mom and sister, both have troubles staying asleep and they too love their weighted blankets. So much so that my sister got one of her own. I’m up for one next! If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety, stress or insomnia and find yourself waking up in the middle of the night or not getting a deep sleep, it will definitely help you out. And even if you are like me and get a good night sleep, it will still rock your world.
I’ve also gotten questions on if the blanket makes you hot. I would think of it like any other soft blanket. The weight doesn’t make you much hotter, but the soft material can.
The one we have is the Brookstone Weighted Blanket which we purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond. Make sure to use a coupon when you check out for 20% off making it $120 (orig $149.99). This is a great price point for a gift too.
If I convert you into a weighted blanket believer like me, please let me know! Look forward to hearing your thoughts.