@mehvid1 I sleep pretty well since leaving my last job that was really stressful. I never realized how much stress was impacting my sleep. My problem is that I go to bed too late and don’t get as much sleep as I should.
@mehvid1 Thanks though it is a double edged sword. I lost my last job because of a massive layoff. Five hundred positions were eliminated at my site…thousands worldwide. I was unable to find a similar job that didn’t require relocation and eventually had to fall back to being an engineering technician. I did that work for about 20 years before going back and getting my BSEE. So I enjoy what I do and I’m very good at it but the pay is really bad.
@flehm uh… neither.
They’re both for my wife.
She’ll use the 20# one watching TV and sleeps with the 15# one over her feet. She feels claustrophobic or “trapped” if she sleeps with one fully on her at night. (And at 5’5.5”, her weight fluctuates from about 120lbs up to nearly 150lbs depending on the season - she hasn’t actually competed for a few years but still considers herself a bodybuilder…)
But I’m not sure you should necessarily judge anything by my wife’s likes and dislikes. She is… unique. Lots of issues/events from her youth tend to still rear their ugly heads decades later. The weighted blankets help her “feel safe.”
Weighted blankets are commonly used to provide sensory stimulation to children with special needs- especially autism.
Occupational therapists (OT) are usually the people who assess and treat sensory needs and OT supply catalogs charge hundreds of dollars for these things.
They’re probably made better than this one (especially since Sharper Image sold their name to people who peddle Chinese junk), but at 1/4th the price, it’s probably worth it.
I generally have one with it’s head on my upper shoulder or upper chest (rest of it’s body on the bed), one on my chest trying to fit it’s 8.5 pound self completely under my chin, one across my ankles, maybe one against my back. They generally back off when I switch position and have lost their “spot”. If I am on my side the feral sits on my hip and spreads out on the side of my chest with legs hanging down. Plenty of purr action and sometimes some kneading. Personally I need a bigger bed so there is room for me and them as eventually they leave my upper body and curl up elsewhere on the bed. And complain if I invade their space. My19 year old sleeps either on the top of the cat tree in the bedroom or in a cat bed on the dresser right next to my bed.
i got a 25lb weighted blanket for christmas this year and it’s definitely one of my favorite gifts (so apologies if you already read this on that poll a few days ago). it’s from bearaby and it’s made entirely of fabric - no bead filling - so you never have to worry about waking up in a pile of glass sand or being banned from the laundromat. they’re expensive but worth the investment if you can afford it.
i thought it would take some getting used to but i loved it immediately and have hardly come out from under it.
I thought weighted blankets sounded bad too but I LOVE mine! Fits on a twin bed, is 15 pounds. The way it is sewn it doesn’t bunch up when I sit down and put it on me to read. I feel like I’m in a cocoon under it. I’m up for another since my husband has started stealing it from me when I get up for a drink or something.