Did you know that you can use a weighted blanket for sleep stress and anxiety? In those moments before we hit the hay, the pressures and burdens of the day can often weigh heavy on our mind. However, a weighted stress blanket could be the perfect tool in your search for a peaceful night’s rest. In this article, you will learn about how stress impacts our lives, how a weighted blanket can help, and some stories from satisfied members of the YNM community who combated their stress levels with a stress relieving weighted blanket.
From the experience and benefits. Techniques and body position, or just asking, are Weighted Blankets safe to sleep with? There are a lot of questions about what it’s like! In this article, we will do our best to answer these questions for you, and provide user reviews from YNM customers so you don’t just have to take our word for it!
To help you better understand the experience, we must first recap on how they work!
Do Weighted Blankets help with sleep?
At the core of every Weighted Blanket are thousands of micro-glass beads. This gives every blanket its unique weight. Whereas most Weighted Blankets use plastic pellets, we use our glass bead technology as the glass doesn’t retain heat (makes the blanket breathable. Combined with the quality fabrics, this prevents you from feeling too hot) but because they have more weight, despite being the same size.
We place these within dozens of pockets and sandwiched between layers of premium fabric. The overall experience is unique as it completely covers your body with an evenly distributed weight which feels just like a hug!
This gentle pressure across your body simulates touch. And touch is important. It helps us to relax, feel calm, and triggers the release of chemicals in our body which helps soothes us. We have an entire blog on the benefits of Weighted Blankets — give it a read if you want to learn more about how it can positively affect your life!
Sleeping with a Weighted Blanket helps you to calm down and focus on getting a good night’s rest. Hundreds of our users report positive feedback on how it helps their insomnia, anxiety, stress, aches and pains, and their children too.
Before we describe how to sleep with a Weighted Blanket, there are several questions which we should clear up beforehand related to the conditions of a person prior to sleeping with a Weighted Blanket.
Can you sleep with a Weighted Blanket while Pregnant?
Absolutely! It’s perfectly safe and is a popular sleeping aid for Pregnant women with disrupted sleep. Naturally, some aspects are out of your control. But if you feel anxious or stressed, a Weighted Blanket might help take the edge off!
Anna left a glowing review on behalf of her Daughter about sleeping with a Weighted Blanket while pregnant:
“My daughter loves it. It’s not too hot but has the snuggle feeling because of the weight. She’s pregnant with triplets and it helps her sleep better at night.”
Can my child sleep with a Weighted Blanket?
Not only is it perfectly fine for children to sleep with a Weighted Blanket—we have an entire range just for kids! If you have further questions about this, then we welcome you to check out our article on Weighted Blankets for Children!
Sore after sleeping with Weighted Blanket?
This question comes up occasionally, but only because people aren’t certain about the weight. The only time you might feel sore from using a Weighted Blanket is if you purchase one over our recommendations.
You should buy a Weighted Blanket that is approximately 10% of your overall weight. If you’re uncertain how to work this out, we have a complete size guide available to help you. You can purchase above this limit, however, this is the perfect range according to our research. As long as you can move the blankets without help, you are within a safe limit.
If you find you are feeling sore after sleeping with a Weighted Blanket, consider lowering the weight. However, this is not a common experience reported back to us.
What is it like to Sleep Under a Weighted Blanket?
Sleeping with a Weighted Blanket is not unlike a regular blanket. The weight is evenly distributed across your body, and you can still move and rotate. As you lift your arms and legs, you feel some resistance, but it’s not a struggle.
Here are a few snippets from some of our favorite reviews we have received:
“Love sleeping under this thing, it really does help me fall asleep and stay asleep. If it feels too light at first, give it a night or two before deciding you want heavier. I found the 15 lbs to be the perfect weight and I’m an average sized adult. The only downside is that every time I spread it out at night my husband yells “SHE SLEEPS WITH THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND PENGUINS!” in his best Game of Thrones voice but that just can’t be helped.”
“Looks great! Feels great! Super happy with this purchase. I have generalized anxiety disorder and have definitely noticed my head feeling calmer with this over me. I used to get in bed and imagine how awesome it would feel to have tons of blankets on me, this satisfies that urge without adding too much heat.”
“I sleep so much better and so does my husband (No more tossing and turning for me)”
Best way to sleep with a Weighted Blanket?
The best way to sleep is in a position which makes you feel comfortable. For best results, we recommend sleeping on your back. This way, it covers your entire body with an even pressure. You can sleep on your side, but this means less area covered by the blanket. Experiment with a few different sleeping positions and find one which you are comfortable with!
If you find nothing is quite working for you after a week or two, then you can return your YNM Weighted Blanket to us under the 100-night trial. We want you to feel confident in your purchase and to experience the best sleep possible. If sleeping with a Weighted Blanket doesn’t work for you, then get in contact with our support team!