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Anyone who suffers from anxiety disorder knows how difficult it can be to fall asleep at night. There's nothing worse than having your mind race from a stressful day and being unable to quiet your thoughts enough to fall asleep. You end up waking up the next morning feeling even more tired and anxious because you didn't get enough natural sleep. It's an endless cycle that affects your mental health, but there is a potential solution to all those nights you've spent tossing and turning in frustration.
Benefits of Using a Weighted Blanket
Did you know that a weighted (or should I say magic?) blanket can actually help you fall asleep at night? The science behind it (if you can call it that) essentially theorizes that when the heavy blanket is on top of you, it has a calming effect, and it weighs you down, so you move around less and are able to get a deeper sleep. Wrapping you up at night like a warm hug, these weighted blankets for adults have been the solution for many people suffering from the inability to sleep at night. The amount of weight varies, but the results are the same. Whether you sleep in a king-size or a twin bed, there is a weighted blanket size right for you.
So if it's anxiety, insomnia, or stress that's keeping you from a good, natural sleep, there is a weighted blanket out there to reduce anxiety for you. Take some weight off your shoulders and put that extra weight in your blanket. You'll love the deep pressure from the weighted blankets.
We've rounded up 10 excellent, high-quality, whole body weighted blankets under $200 to help you get the natural sleep you deserve. Now take advantage of that Prime shipping and get yourself to snoozing ASAP!
Weighted Blankets for Adults
Amazon's Choice for queen-size weighted blankets is under $50 and boasts an average of 4.6 stars out of 25,000 ratings. They recommend choosing a blanket weight that is 7%-13% of your body weight to help you get your perfect night's sleep. This quilted blanket is filled with natural and non-toxic glass beads for equal weight distribution and is machine washable, which is always a plus. The 20-pound blanket is great for a queen-size bed or a king-size bed.
This blanket boasts cold-to-the-touch bamboo fabric and glass beads to help keep you cool throughout the night. To make this blanket extra-durable, there are two extra layers of breathable cotton fabric between the bamboo face and the thin polyfill. This is a great option for hot, perspiring sleepers to help keep you cozy through the night without soaking through your sheets.
Weighted blankets have even made a difference for people living with medical conditions. One Amazon user praised this YnM weighted blanket for helping her Restless Leg Syndrome saying, "This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma like state!!! Its is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life."
Different weight options are included at check out.
Neurologist Dr. Karen Hart developed this blanket determined to make the perfect weighted blanket for everyone. This 15-pound blanket contours to the shape of your body while you sleep through Dr. Hart's use of patented DreamBeads (made of quartz micro-spheres). The ultimate warm hug to help you sleep at night!
Boasting an average of 4.6 stars out of 7,000 ratings, this weighted blanket is perfect for someone looking for a hypoallergenic option. It's made of 100% cotton and ready to help alleviate some of your stress after a long day.
The 17-pound blanket can be washed in the washing machine, just be sure to use the gentle cycle.
This blanket comes in a few color options but the seller recommends buying a separate duvet cover to make cleaning your blanket easier. It boasts more glass beads and less fiberfill to offer better weight and temperature control for better sleep.
There are different size options available, perfect for queen and king-sized beds.
This blanket is (and looks) soft to the touch. It is recommended to remove the cover during the summer months to keep cool while maintaining that warm hug feeling. It's Amazon's new #1 bestseller in weighted blankets. To no surprise, over 40,000 Amazon customers approve of the blanket.
Amazon user Vanessa says, "I bought this blanket to see if it would help me sleep. I battle nightly with getting any sort of sleep. This blanket has helped me in so many ways. It's so comfortable and soft. And when I climb into bed and cover up, I can feel the anxiety and stress leaving my body. I don't know why or how this works, but it does!"
There are options between 5 and 30 pounds, along with different colors to choose from.
With an average of 4.6 stars out of 23,000 ratings, this blanket comes in multiple colors and sizes. Hypoallergenic pockets evenly filled with eco-friendly, sand-size pellets give even weight across the body. Fall asleep underneath this blanket or wrap it around yourself to unwind on the couch and alleviate some stress before bed. The breathability and deep pressure touch are unmatched!
Another bestseller, this weighted blanket option comes in just under $40. Made of 100% breathable natural cotton, this makes it perfect for even the hottest sleeper. An Amazon user decided to give it a chance after hearing it could increase serotonin levels. She says her son enjoys the blanket.
This blanket comes with options for cold and hot sleepers. It includes two duvet covers to accommodate each temperature. One cozy, warm fleece material to keep you warm and toasty, and the other of CoolMax Microfiber technology to ventilate heat and keep your body from overheating.
Boasting an average of 4.8 stars, this blanket is made of breathable material to help maintain your body temperature and is filled with glass beads to ensure even weight distribution throughout the night. (This is important for deep pressure stimulation.)
These blankets work for many people. Giving my comforter a break to try out a weighted blanket sounds like a wonderful idea. Forget melatonin and expensive sleep medicine, reading customer testimonies gave me all the reassurance I need to know that restful sleep awaits me.
For more comfy blankets, consider heated throw blankets.
This post was originally published on November 28, 2018.
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