My First Weighted Blanket

This is the blanket I got. The pink is soothing too 🙂

I got my first weighted blanket today, and I have to say, I am loving it! It really is comforting and helpful to anxiety. It makes the chronic muscle aches of fibromyalgia feel a bit better too. I started with a 10 pound blanket, because I could barely lift the 15 or 20 pound ones without throwing my back out lol. Plus, I have always been one that likes a lighter touch rather than a super heavy touch, even with massage and things like that.

I think the 10 pound blanket will be perfect for anxiety attacks, but I might get a little lighter one (6 pound maybe) for daily use, just to sit around with while I work and such. These blankets might really be a game changer for me though! I can feel it already!

If you have anxiety or chronic pain, you might want to look into them if you haven’t already! Of course, they are great for autism too, which was another plus for me. I would also recommend the ones that come with the sherpa fleece covers! They are so soft and cozy!!!

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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

19 thoughts on “My First Weighted Blanket”

  1. I’m so glad you’ve found something that works to bring you some relief! The only reason I would want one is in the hopes that it would allow me to sleep uninterrupted for long periods of time, instead of the multiple wake-ups I have every 45 minutes to 90 minutes throughout the night. Also, I run warm, tend to sleep without a cover of any kind, even a top sheet, and I’m on medicine right now that increases sweating, so I can’t imagine being under even the 6-lb. one! But I am really glad that you’re getting comfort!

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      1. Mine is 20 lb, and it’s a bitch to lift. I would definitely want something lighter if I was using it for sleeping, but I like to use it while sitting on my bed, with it on top of my legs and the lower part of my torso.

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