@chienfou the day after my second Covid shot when I was super sick, yes. Something about it was very comforting and made it easier for me to deal with the aches, pains and cold chills. Otherwise NNNOOOOOOO it is just too heavy and very suffocating.
I guess I will keep it around for next time I get flu like symptoms
@DVDBZN@JT954@Kyeh yes! it’s the bearaby weighted blanket. it’s all fabric, no fillers of any kind. i have the 25lb cotton one. they also offer a velvet version and a “tree napper” which is made of something called tencel, apparently eucalyptus fibers. it’s supposed to be the coolest of the bunch. …you know, in terms of warmth, not hipness haha. they’re expensive, but so far for me it was worth it. (i’ve used it every night since christmas except the last couple because the temp spiked in boston and we haven’t put the a/cs in yet.)
@DVDBZN yeah, you ain’t kidding! tbh i never thought i would ever own one, and i’m still not sure what came over my partner at christmas lol. (in 13+ years we have never spent anywhere near that much on a single gift.) it’s an investment for sure. i figure i at least don’t have to worry about any filling eventually leaking or bursting through any seams, so as long as the loops hold up it should last a very long time. (i’m putting off washing it for as long as possible lol. lugging that to the laundromat is going to be…interesting XD)
Realize that for whatever reason, weighted blankets are NOT the same size as normal blankets. Apparently they are considered more ‘throws’ than blanket, and meant to be on top of the bed, but not tucked in. Found this for comparison:
Most twin sized mattresses measure around 39” by 75.” The standard twin size blanket dimensions will be around 66” by 90”.
Note, I have/use a weighted blanket. It is “queen-sized” at 60" x 80". I started using it last year because I literally have cold feet. So I turn this sideways, and then I can tuck it in on all three sides, but only comes a third of the way up. Which is fine by me.
So, to sum up… all weighted blankets have not-normal sizes. Be aware.
@haydesigner If weighted blankets hang off the bed they will fall off the bed because, well, gravity. They are supposed to cover the person.
A queen sized mattress is 60 x 80. I’m would be surprised if there were very many situations where both people who sleep in larger beds want a weighted blanket.
@callow, if one tosses and turns in their sleep, it shifts off the body and/or starts heading to the floor. Tucking in helps stop that. (Yes, I can still toss and turn even with a 20# blanket. I’m a big, strong guy.)
My Weighted blanket is too heavy for me, as it was originally purchased for someone else (it’s only supposed to be 10% of your weight). So if I sleep under it at night, I have aches and pains the next day. But i like sleeping next to it/having it weigh down other parts of my bedding, or having a portion over my shoulders/neck if I’m feeling unable to relax. It is definitely a nice thing to have, it would just be better if it was the correct weight. Also my 15 lb dachshund loves sleeping under it, I just have to be careful to make sure it’s not bunched up or folded over him.
@endi1276@kittykat9180 When my daughter was a toddler, we had a ~100 lb. Doberman - that formed her notion of “dog”. She insisted that the neighbor’s Yorkies were “kitties”, not “dogs”. She finally settled on “kitty-dogs”.
I use a combined weighted blanket combo that’s 27% of my body weight and I feel I could use a little more. I love it. I’ve always tried to keep the hotel sheets tucked in while slipping in for that tight feeling. Squish me!!!
When did this become a thing. For many years I never heard of “weighted blankets” Then all of a sudden they are everywhere. Who is the marketing genius that said “I know we will add weights to a blanket and sell millions of them because people think they need stuff and literally nobody has these because they haven’t been invented yet“?
@xtchuck It probably became a thing before humans had dependable indoor heating from a source that wouldn’t risk suffocation if left untended. Burrowing under layers for warmth is a pretty standard mammalian tactic.
Extreme weather heavy comforter + cotton blanket or lightweight comforter + 2 cats > two of these things.
The extreme weather comforter was a pricy investment but it still has its loft, and no filling shifted in going on 10 years. (and huge winter utility cost savings by very low nightime thermostat settings).
Summertime a lightweight comforter +2 cats all end up bunched around my shoulders = one of these things.
Shedded plastic & glass beads vs shedded cat hair is a personal choice