@TehMaliron weighted blankets aren’t super warm, as they use solid beads to fill interior pockets instead of down or other insulation. However, if the dogs like to chew you’ll have a major problem with beads
The ONLY review I found said that this uses small glass beads, and the weave of the fabric is such that the beads come through, and you end up with a bed full of micro glass beads. This may be why they ended up on MEH. This is also barely a twin size, and it is the ONLY weighted blanket I have seen in this price range that is not machine washable. Maybe because it leaks beads. I was semi-interested until I started researching it, then it became a hard pass.
@laurelnev a lot of weighted blankets have removable covers. I’d think twice about putting a 15 lb item in your washing machine… Also (and I’m not advocating for this particular blanket whatsoever), I think most weighted blankets are sized for one person, because a 15lb king-size blanket isn’t really all that heavy
I have fibro, so this could be great or awful. I’ve heard good things though. BUT I sleep with one of those U shaped body pillows. Weight wise, I’m all of about 107 lbs, and I have heard you need 10% of your body weight, so I’m more concerned about size in this case, as I’d like it to cover me and my body pillow. Also concerned about finding a cover–if this does not have ties, you’ll need to find a cover that is that EXACT size…if it’s leaky and not a standard full, finding a cover might be so costly, you’re better off buying a more expensive blanket that comes with one, I’m thinking. I’m starting to see these at around this price on sale, or like $10 more, and those are usually full or queen size, with better reviews.
@cinoclav@laurelnev Hmm, I don’t see it online either? Maybe in store only? My friend is supposed to double check details tomorrow, but sadly that may be too late in this case. This is a really good price.
@JT954 I believe the idea is that some people find weight comforting, but 15+ pounds of wool or down would incredibly warm. So having one weighted with beads likes this gets there while staying thin and cooler.
Thank you! My daughter has high functioning autism. We already bought two on Morning Save. They are great, but heavy enough that it will be nice have more to keep different places around the house. These are literally a god send. I do wish these were the softer style like the 2nd one we bought on Morning save, but these are still really nice.
This review makes me think I don’t want one: “I bought this from a different retailer but I want to make sure everyone is aware. The glass “beads” in these are microscopic. So small in fact they go THROUGH THE FABRIC and you get to lay on sand size glass all night. I’m crafty so I bought poly pellets that will be here soon that I will have to drain this hazardous glass junk and fill with those.”
I live on South Texas but I’m currently in Omaha helping my daughter through a tough time. Is there anyone near Omaha willing to order this so I can give it to her? Last i knew Meh would only shop to the billing address. I don’t know when I’ll be going home.
@cahuston You can ship to a different address. You just need to select the billing address is different then the shipping address and enter in the correct billing address for your credit card. I have shipped to a different address in the past without issue.
@Pamela No kidding - unless it’s really cold in the room, I kick off everything on the bed at some point during the night, including the top sheet! This would make me feel like I was being held down by constraints!!
I have had the neck pillows filled with little round balls of something and they do leak through and I am covered with “stuff”. Anyone know if this will do the same thing? Is the fabric covering dense enough to stop the balls from travelling to the outside??
Not sure I would like these so well. I am also a ‘kick off the covers’ kind of guy. The only time I can remember enjoying having heavy blankets on me was lying under several alpaca blankets at Gringo Bill’s in Aguas Caliente near Machu Picchu back when it was a backpacker’s hotel and didn’t have heat in the rooms. Once you got in bed you were pinned down by the weight.
Worth a shot at this price. I don’t sleep well because my gf has restless leg syndrome and tends to kick me all night long. I’ve been looking into getting her a weighted blanket for quite some time. If it works and doesn’t leak it’ll be the best damn thing I’ve ever bought.
@cinoclav just an FYI, restless leg syndrome isn’t really a syndrome. It’s a side effect of different prescription drugs. The cure is easy-just take iron supplements. Certain prescriptions prohibit iron uptake, which causes the RLS. I had it too, bad, it was restless arms and legs, but luckily I had a doc that taught me about the iron and it’s cured. Makes me angry that big pharma gets away with making a side effect into a made up ‘syndrome’ so they can sell more pills.
@Gypsigirl213 Far from the truth. RLS is an actual disease (Willis-Ekbom Disease). While iron deficiency and anemia are associated with it, and iron supplements may help it, please do not consider it simply a side effect. I’ve known numerous people who deal with it and are not on prescription drugs. It has been studied well enough to know there are genetic factors involved.
@cinoclav Hi - I had the restless leg situation (for those of us who don’t care for the overused word “syndrome”) and cramping in my calves most every night for quite some time. Someone told me about placing an unwrapped bar of soap (white Dial works fine) at the bottom of the bed on top of the mattress and under the fitted sheet. Just put it there and forget it. I thought it sounded crazy so I Googled it, found TONS of people talking about it, tried it myself and hadn’t had an issue for 3 years, woke up with cramping, put in a new bar of soap and PRESTO! no more leg issues the next night. From what I understand, it has something about the slow release of phosphorus relaxing the muscles just enough. I don’t really care, as long as I’m not medicating myself to have a decent night’s sleep. It’s certainly worth the price of a bar of soap to give it a go.
I have a different weighted blanket and love it. I just lay it over my regular comforter for the weight. It is rather soothing. When I first got it I did notice that some sand appeared in my bed. I thought it may have been from the blanket, but it could also be from the dog who sleeps there.
i want a weighted blanket actually. but ugh, another shitty 4x6’ “blanket” - not even twin size and i buy king. this is a throw. (yes, i know, a throw blanket but the picture shows it as a bed sized blanket.)
@jerk_nugget I think the size is related to its function. Do you want 15lbs distributed over your body, or do you want 15 lbs distributed over 70+ square feet? Do you think the latter would even be that noticeable?
I’ve said before that I would buy weighted blankets if Meh sold them, but after thinking about it today the low-to-middling reviews turned me off of this one. I’ve also read that I would need one 5-10 pounds heavier for it to be effective for my weight.
My daughter bought one somewhere for herself. Her kids kept taking it. MEH to the rescue with a conspicuously convenient item. Bought two, one for each grandkid. They better be more calm with these or the MEH is getting a strongly worded email from me…
Well that’s the quickest something from Meh has ever shown up after I bought it (not counting those toothbrushes, because lol). Gonna keep this one in the living room for when I have a snooze on the couch. I have a 25lb one I use daily on the bed. I sleep so much better.
I should figure out a cover for both of them though so I don’t have to drag them to the dry cleaners…
Got mine yesterday. Box was taped up, the plastic bag the blanket came in was absolutely destroyed, but the blanket itself seems to be undamaged. Guess I’ll know for sure when I get home and check the bed for glass beads.
Fiddle-sticks. I got a ragged notion that my new blankie’d be arriving today. But as it happens, it’s sitting in Nevada, nowhere near my pliant belly. Consarn it. Gad-blast it. Toots-a-marlon, sirrah. Etc.
So, I had bought a cover for the blanket and I’m glad I did. There are definitely a lot of really, really tiny beads loose in there. They feel like grains of sand. I’m going to have to take it outside and try to figure out where the leak is.