I’m very excited to be sharing my review of my new weighted blanket- one of the best items I received in 2019.
When Dozeology reached out to me to partner on a post, I was SUPER excited. I’ve been wanting to try a weighted blanket now for a while but wasn’t sure which one to purchase. This blanket is definitely a must have in my opinion.
First of all, the blanket really acts as a duvet cover. The cover is 100% cotton & removable (it acts like your typical duvet cover & has 8 ties to hold it in place). It’s also machine washable which is a major plus in my eyes. Because the fabric is cotton, it is breathable & actually has a cooling effect. The blanket comes in two colors (I chose grey, duh) & two different weights. I have the 15 lb blanket (60×80) & think it’s the perfect size to sleep with.
So why use a weighted blanket?
For me, it was about creating healthier sleep patterns & overall relaxation. I have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night (having a dog who actively moves around a lot during the night doesn’t help). Most of the time I can easily fall asleep, but staying asleep is an issue. Honestly after sleeping with this blanket for a few weeks now, the waking up in the middle of the night has decreased. I’m finding I’m waking up feeling more rested which means I’m getting a deeper sleep than I normally do. Eva even slept underneath the blanket with me & she did not move the entire night.
The one time I laid on the sofa with this blanket while binge watching Netflix, I was out like a light within 10 minutes. The weight of the blanket just makes you feel secure, comforted & helps slow my mind down. The racing thoughts calm down & I am able to fully relax.
What makes this blanket different from all the others on the market?
The way it was constructed. The actual weighted insert is sewn in a diamond pattern so the weighted beads are distributed evenly & won’t shift during use. The fabric is also very high quality fabric so no rips or tears here! Also, the fact that the cover is removable & machine washable is huge. Especially when sleeping with this every night, you will want to wash it just like you would your sheets or pillowcases!
A lot of people asked me if I get hot under the blanket.
The answer is no. I am generally a person who sleeps hot & wakes up drenched in sweat most of the time. I’ve been sleeping with a flat sheet, fleece blanket & my weighted blanket and am not hot in the middle of the night at all. The cotton fabric of the weighted blanket acts as a cooling agent in the middle of the night. It’s also the perfect weight so you don’t feel suffocated while sleeping.
The best part- you can order this blanket on Amazon (and yes it’s Prime & there’s currently a coupon for 5% off right now). PLUS it comes with instructions on how to get this awesome black out sleep mask for FREE. I ALWAYS sleep with a sleep mask & this one is the best. It’s super padded, comfortable & doesn’t directly touch your eyes. Order you blanket here to ensure you get it for the holidays!
Honestly, the weighted blanket just feels like you are wrapped up in someone’s arms. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re in a permanent hug?