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Weighted Blanket

I bought a weighted blanket a few weeks ago. I notice an immediate sense of calm when I crawl underneath. It’s like a comforting hug (not an MS hug) and helps me stay asleep longer in the mornings👍not too hot but I probably could have used a 10lb rather than 12lb blanket.

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That is interesting to hear because I know when I have a few blankets on my legs feel a little bit better. So may I ask where did you find your blanket.

Thanks ssdw1958

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Amazon brand — ynm weighted blanket

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Thanks for the info. Have a good day 😄

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Did you get one with butterflies? 🦋 how is your ms and how is your mum, 🤗

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No butterflies just navy blue. Mom seems to be stabilized and I think I’ll be able to see her again when I come back at the end of December. I am also doing better other than some residual fatigue. Thanks for asking again

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That's good news on both issues! I'm so glad to hear it! That's wonderful that the blanket is helpful. Thanks for reporting about it, since I know so many were asking about it.

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I am the opposite as weight hurts my feet 🦶. I have to wear warm socks 🧦 and something light weight over my feet 🦶. Glad to hear hear that this works for you 👍🙏. Ken 🐾

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me too. same thing. thanks for the description

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I'm curious what the science behind this is. I've seen them advertised but I wonder if I wouldn't feel restricted or 'pinned' to the bed.

For a book club we read Animals In Translation by Temple Grandin which is about the author becoming an animal behaviourist, using her life experience with autism. She found it comforting to be gently squeezed, as the farm animals apparently do when put in a device to immobilize them for injections and other things. So much so she built a device for that purpose. Wonder if this is a similar thing...

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Good book 👍

They make Sweaters for dogs that hug them tightly when they are afraid of thunderstorms or fireworks and they tend to be pretty effective but I don’t know what the sciences behind weighted blankets

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I have had my eye on one withbutterflies for a couple of months and today they had it on sale in the Black Friday sale so I ordered one. Keep us posted with how you get on with it please 🦋

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UK has Black Friday too!

It’s a global celebration of retail 😂

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It’s chaotic, another way to get everyone in debt.

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Thanks for posting that. I thought Black Friday was a US thing. I love the international aspect of this site.

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"my eye on one withbutterflies" no wonder why your eyes are so sore ;)

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It’s the way they flutter 🦋

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;) lol

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Oh my lol

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I've read something about kids using them for different neurological issues. The blankets seem to make them feel swaddled and safe, as in the womb. I don't know about the real science of them.

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I read that the blanket helps with anxiety. 😊❤🌷

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My FAS son has one. I got it for him when he was young. It's very calming.

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It is, I believe. I think the concept is based on her research.

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erash , about one month ago, I posted something about calming comfort weighted blankets that I saw a commercial about. I wonder if it’s the same one that you have mentioned here. :-D

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No, that one was too small or something. I can't recall why I did not get that one but your post spurred me to look further. This was identified on a best wt blankets list and the $ was reasonable YNM is the brand.

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I didn’t know if you knew of that post, however I am tickled pink that it prompted you to do your inquiry into them. :-D

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I know that weighted blankets are good for individuals with restless legs, but I cannot attest to that because I do not use a weighted blanket, I have two ten pound cats! :-D

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I know that feeling. I have two 70 lb labrador retrievers. They rest their heads on my legs at night and somehow make those heads weigh 200 lbs. LOL

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elaineinqueens Thank goodness for our precious fur babies because they always know how to take care of us especially when we are not feeling well. Your labs sound like they take very good care of you!

Keep Smiling,

Carole :-D

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I have a heavy quilt that I use in NC. It is very comforting. Glad that you are sleeping better.

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I am glad you found the one you wanted. With my regular covers they feel so heavy on me that they become painful and I kick them off then I put them back on because I’m freezing. It drives me crazy.

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Your not alone I use three blankets and there are times I ask my husband to put a couple of more blankets on it helps me two ways too be warm I have raynards and two the wait helps my legs mostly my thighs. They hurt so bad sometimes I want to cry

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thanks for the post. I looked it up on Amazon, just not sure if I want to buy one yet. Nice to know you are happy with your purchase. They recommend 25lbs. for me, but the cost is out of my reach right now. Here is the link to Amazon site smile.amazon.com/YnM-Weight...

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So happy to hear this discussion about weighted blankets!! WB are soothing for people with many issues - young & old. I am making one for my nephew that has extreme anxiety issues, similar to Asperger's. I also will be making a few for our special needs classroom at my church! If anyone sews, they are relatively easy to make, but expensive to purchase! I bought a book at Joanne's and it gives instructions on proper weight calculations for weighted blankets, lap quilts, weighted jackets/vests, scarves, etc.

If I can figure out how to post a picture, I will, hahaha!!!

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jodigirl750 You can post a photo when you make your own post, not when replying to a post. Hope this helps some.

Jessie

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Thanks Jessie! I knew it was something easy I didn't get!! I'm always "too busy" to figure things out... I spin my wheels but never finish anything - hahah!!! A work in progress!!! Thanks!!

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You are welcome, glad I could help jodigirl750

Jessie

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youtube.com/watch?time_cont...

Rob does a tutorial using patchwork, but one could just use large pieces of fabric. If it needed to be very large in size, one can buy extra wide quilt backing, which usually comes in 104-108 inches. I'm sure there are tons of other tutorials. The weight of blanket should be about 1/10 of the person's body weight.

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Rob does do a great, easy video! I've also seen one made with a duvet cover! Sew many options!! Hope to get started on this soon!!

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Will you post a picture of your finished project? I'm sure we are all curious.

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Absolutely! I picked out the fabric with my sister via messaging photos at the quilt shop! Calming ships at sea! Wish me luck! haha!!

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Ok thts good to know !!

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Hi, I just got a booklet from Bed Bath and Beyond; I guess investment for my mounting coupons and I could definitely use good peaceful sleep. Thanks for sharing

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You don't get over heated? I looked at 1 & it felt heavy so I thought it might get too hot. I sleep under a light weight blanket & I'm always throwing it off until I get cold. then it starts allover blanket on get hot blanket off

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Maybe it will be too much in the summer, but it's cooler right now (even in Fla) and I sleep better when I am warm~I am sure what works for 1 won't necessarily work for all :)

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That was going to be my question. I do the tango with my blankets all night - on, off, on, off - but I do like the feel of more weight on me. I didn't know about weighted blankets.

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I sleep with blankets on but a fan blowing. The white noise from the fan relaxes me. Started about a year ago struggling with heat. Now my fan is the most important part of my sleep!!!

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For the one I made for my grandson, I used a cotton fabric (not flannel). So it wasn't meant for warmth, just for the weight. I don't know what fabric is used for the store-bought blankets.

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Awesome! Same here. Cotton on both sides! Did you use Rob's video to guide you?

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Yes, I think I did. I just used a solid piece of fabric, rather than pieced. I found some Thomas the Tank Engine fabric for my grandson. It was relatively quick and easy, but I found stray pellets for a few weeks afterward!

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Oh no!!! Yes, no piecing should make it relatively easy. A friend in on e of my quilting groups said it just took some time. Again, wish me luck, haha!!

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If you’re a quilter, you’ll do fine.

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There was a choice between cotton, bamboo, velour. I got cotton. They sell at additional cost a cotton duvet cover that can be washed (I didn’t buy)

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erash,

I'm glad the blanket helps.

Leslie

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Ty! I’ve been tempted to get one.

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I might have to check this out. I’m always wrapped in a blanket and my wife is throwing the covers over to my side.

Donnie

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I have 3 blankets on me now but that is me I adon’t I also have raynards which means I am always cold my fingers will turn purple pretty but not on me

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Where did you buy it at?

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Amazon

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