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Old 11-03-18, 11:52 PM
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Does anyone here have a weighted (aka gravity) blanket?

What do you think of it?

Where did you get it?

Could you type out a sort of 'review' of it?

I'm in the market for one and I am so confused over which is the best quality wise. And I don't want to spend 350 bucks for a medium sized one.
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Old 11-04-18, 10:37 AM
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Been reading reviews on them. Kind of reminds me of the lead blanket used when getting dental x-rays; very relaxing.
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My blankets all tend to fall off the bed by morning after 'tossin and turnin'..

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
What do you think of it?

Where did you get it?

Could you type out a sort of 'review' of it?

I'm in the market for one and I am so confused over which is the best quality wise. And I don't want to spend 350 bucks for a medium sized one.
We had one many years ago for one of our kids, who had (has?) some sort of sensory integrative disorder. It worked really well to help him sleep. I will try to find out if my wife remembers where we got it. The idea is to provide the "security" aspect of a heavy blanket without the propensity to overheat.
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Weighted blankey? A quilt by any other name.
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Old 11-04-18, 06:08 PM
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Been reading reviews on them. Kind of reminds me of the lead blanket used when getting dental x-rays; very relaxing.
Yeah that's the first thing my husband thought when I told him about it and he got to check one out. I was going to get it but it was only 12 lbs for a 48x72.

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We had one many years ago for one of our kids, who had (has?) some sort of sensory integrative disorder. It worked really well to help him sleep. I will try to find out if my wife remembers where we got it. The idea is to provide the "security" aspect of a heavy blanket without the propensity to overheat.
That would be great. Did it hold up through the washings? I'm wondering if the beads inside wear it out. I'm thinking of getting the glass rather than the plastic
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
Weighted blankey? A quilt by any other name.
Ummm not really. It can look like a quilt but it's not quilted per se.
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Ive been thinking about getting one for my restless legged hun. There is a full line weighted blanket store here, just haven't gotten to see them in person.
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Is this like the lead blankets the dentist puts on you before an X-ray?
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Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa View Post
Ive been thinking about getting one for my restless legged hun. There is a full line weighted blanket store here, just haven't gotten to see them in person.
My friend just got one for her restless legs and she said she wished she should have gotten it sooner.

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Is this like the lead blankets the dentist puts on you before an X-ray?
Not really. They can have plastic beads in them or glass sand.

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"Restless legs" sounds like a great affliction for an endurance cyclist!
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Fascinating, never heard of a gravity blanket before! I don't have sleep problems, but I'd be interested in trying one out
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I used to have a 20 pound cat that slept with me that would weight down the blankets, but that was pretty comforting when I could breathe.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
That would be great. Did it hold up through the washings? I'm wondering if the beads inside wear it out. I'm thinking of getting the glass rather than the plastic
She doesn't remember where she got it, but it was on line. It held up fine.
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Thanks for checking though.
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Fascinating, never heard of a gravity blanket before! I don't have sleep problems, but I'd be interested in trying one out
It's really supposed to be comforting.
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Never tried an actual weighted blanket because of their cost, but I always loved the afghans my grandma knitted me for their weight. My current one is relegated to couch throw duty, and I sleep like a baby whenever I use it. Granted if I'm sleeping on the couch I'm usually a few beers deep lol.
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"Restless legs" sounds like a great affliction for an endurance cyclist!
Probably why I don't have much issue. 15 mi each way to work takes the restless out. Convincing the other half to ride that far is another matter....
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Wow, you can ride 15 miles on just one leg? If you need to work out the other half, you should switch legs on the way home
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