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    Cool Weighted Blankets

    I've heard they are really good for those with depression, anxiety, autism, chronic pain, insomnia etc and wanted to try some for a while, but the pricetag put me off in case they didn't work!
    I've just managed to get some from The Works which are grey 1m x 1.5m and 4.5kg for £20 each. I'm testing them on each of my kids, my husband and myself and I'll report back, but at £20 it seemed too good an opportunity to miss! Click Here to take you to them
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    I thought for them to be affective you had to match the weight of the blanket to approximately 10% of your body weight?

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    Who knows? I know I can't afford one based on 10% of my body weight ! Shall report back
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    It’s to do with the level of pressure that is deemed therapeutic. It like a hug, too soft and it doesn’t do much, to right and it becomes uncomfortable but if you get it just right it feel good. Yeah, I know the irony of me talking about hugging but that is how it was explained to me.

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    Well, after the first night of testing I can confirm that all 5 of us really loved them! For the first night in ages I didn't go to bed and develop a huge case of restless legs. Marc was asleep within 10 minutes and slept all night 'till 8 this morning. Ben slept all night and he's our resident insomniac. Hazel and Fern both said that they helped them sleep and sleep deeper too. So it's a thumbs up from us.
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    Weighted blankets whatever next, I rate blankets on flooofiness if weighted blankets work, well who am I to disagree
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    Ohh it was very cosy!
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    My friend bought one for her gf one which is a 20kg one for a double bed and it works well, she spent a few hundred quid though as the one she got also regulates heat.


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    20kg!!!! That’s enough to pin you to your bed and never get up again

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    20 kg that seems a bit excessive I'd need to do some weight training to get that on the bed
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