I bought one of these before on meh. Not sure if this is exactly the same or not. But I like mine. It hasn’t leaked beads that I can tell. I do really like that “a blanket that hugs you back” feeling it gives.
Amazon comparison link is not comparable. It links to one with a cooling feature. Weighted blankets claiming the cooling feature are supposedly different and priced higher. Cant find any reversible ones but here’s a more comparable one based on size and weight that is priced about the same as here. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V4KW7MY
Yes, I have always enjoyed sleeping under a silky, Egyptian cotton, high thread-count comforter filled with lighter-than-air goose feathers and LEADEN WEIGHTS… Seriously, the weighted blanket “thing” is incomprehensible to me. It’s just a bit Freudian, or primal, or… I don’t know— weird?
@MrNews I have anxiety and ADHD and my weighted blanket keeps me from thrashing and helps me sleep much more soundly than I ever have in my life. Guess that makes me Freudian, primal, and weird! I’m just a kinky degenerate for a good night’s sleep.
@xenarthra I’m glad it works for you! I too have anxiety (and some very weird fear-filled dreams), but a blanket like this would feel like a giant hand pinning me down. Also quite Freudian… Sleep well, and use my doctor’s magic spell: “Alakazam- alprazolam!”
@MrNews@xenarthra Until you try it you don’t actually know. I sleep best in a hammock but am going to try combining this with the hammock as I like a blanket on me and my topquilt is down, so weighs nothing.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to finally submit to the hype and try a weighted blanket. I got a 12lb throw blanket from Target. I really like it. It didn’t seem to have any particular relationship with my anxiety disorder, but it’s just so … snuggly. I don’t think I’ll get a large one for my bed, but I really like it when I’m napping or sleeping alone.
Whether or not you buy this one, I recommend getting one that has stitched panels like this one does. My first weighted blanket didn’t have them, so all the glass beads slid to the bottom of the blanket and had to be wrangled back into place every night. I have one now with stitched squares, and I love it. Helps me fall asleep and stay asleep.
@LongIslandDad The world as we know it has three dimensions of space—length, width and depth—and one dimension of time. But there’s the mind-bending possibility that many more dimensions exist out there. According to string theory, one of the leading physics model of the last half century, the universe operates with 10 dimensions.
Oh, you meant the blankie? They are listed under the specs up there at the beginning of this thread.
I’ve noticed that all the negative comments (not only here) are from people who’ve never tried one. I too have never tried one, and it seems silly to me, but I never see a comment saying “I bought one and hated it,” so maybe there’s something to it, or maybe I just overlooked those comments.
@gaapple I own it and I shudder to think what it would do to the drum balance of the washer, let alone the dryer. (My w/d are both front-loading, so this is an ongoing struggle.) The thing’s heavy dry, let alone wet!
Bought it, love it. I don’t have anxiety, but I am a big fan of a power nap, and for whatever reason this seems to be just the thing to make a 30-minute drowse really… count. 10 / 10 would recommend and then doze off briefly.