I am one who does not usually fall asleep easily. My husband, on the other hand, can fall asleep at any time, any place - no problem. Lucky him! I go through a cycle of sometimes falling asleep somewhat quickly and then other nights I'm waking up on and off through the night. More often than not, it's the latter option.
Recently, I had the pleasure of having the chance of checking out the Sweet Zzz Weighted Blanket
for review. I've been trying it out a few days and I have to say, I really like it! After all, weighted blankets are said to help with Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Restlessness!
Now, I am not new to weighted blankets. In fact, I bought one some time back for my daughter after she was diagnosed with being on the Autism Spectrum as she was having a hard time being able to fall asleep at night. I was at the point of giving her childrens melatonin to assist her with that problem. Since she had her weighted blanket, she has no longer had the need to take melatonin and get a much better night of rest. So I know how beneficial they are. After seeing her results I had ordered myself the same weighted blanket but found it didn't work for me because the weight was too much. After that, I left it alone - until now that is.
This one comes in a nice 'dust bag' so you can store it away when you're not using it. While it's not too heavy to pick up, you do need to be prepared and remind yourself that it is, in fact, a weighted blanket and not a regular throw blanket. The extra weight took me by surprise for a brief moment, but nothing super heavy. The weight does, however, make it a slight bit challenging to spread the blanket across the bed or couch, but again, not a big deal.
I've been trying out my new weighted blanket
from Sweet Zzz for a few nights now and I have to say, I am in love! First of all, there are actually washing instructions for this blanket - something the previous one I had did not offer. Now, it needs to be hand washed and hung to dry, however, the option is there and it can be done - which is necessary for a home full of pets and kids.
Something else I really like about this blanket is that it is organic certified. Research shows that organic farming practices can: Improve water quality, Conserve energy, Increase biodiversity, as well as Contribute to soil health. Additionally, this blanket is made of 100% Organic Bamboo and Cotton. Not to mention it is two-sided! One side is silky smooth and soft, the other fleecy, fluffy and very comfortable. I, personally, enjoy relaxing on the top fluffy side, but when I'm ready to go to sleep, get under and have the silky side against my body. I find that more comfortable and relaxing for my needs. The 100% organic bamboo duvet cover is the perfect supplement to the weighted blanket. Silky smooth organic bamboo on both sides increases both the cooling and longevity of the weighted blanket.
With a patented 7-layer design, the glass beads (used to add the weight to the blanket) make no noise and stay in one place. The glass beads like the cover, are not-toxic hypoallergenic and odorless making for a very green and clean sleep experience. The glass beads in the blanket is sandwiched between layers and grouped in small pockets to disallow any leakage. This increases the longevity of the weighted blanket and allows for the perfectly even weight distribution. So no part of the blanket is too heavy or too light. You get the same amount of weight throughout the blanket - as it should be. This also helps with temperature regulation as well.
I love that this blanket is actually safe for both kids as well as adults. Other brands I have seen, or even tried, often separate their blankets to being for kids or only adults, but generally do not combine being safe for both for the same blanket.
So through my experience, I wasn't holding up too much hope because of my past experience with a weighted blanket, as I said at the beginning of the post. However, I was pleasantly surprised after just the first night using the blanket. For the first time in a while, I did not wake up throughout the night. In fact, I didn't wake up once out of my sleep for no reason. I just slept like a normal person - FINALLY! No, I did not take any sort of sleep aid either! I love how soft and comfortable the blanket is and how even though it is weighted, it's not suffocating, as other blankets I have tried were. The deep touch pressure offered by the weighted blanket actually gave me the sensation of being hugged as the company described. Yes, they were actually on point with that!
The bottom line - the Sweet Zzz Weighted Blanket is AMAZING
! It is very well made and I have been sleeping a lot better since using it. I feel the blanket truely works and has made a difference for me. While I cannot promise you the same results, I can say it is very much worth trying to see if it can help you. Not to mention there is a 5-year Warranty on it and they offer a 50 Night Risk-Free Trial
. So basically, you have nothing to lose trying it out to see if it is the right fit for you! Not to mention they offer FREE shipping and a 50-night return on the weighted blankets! If at any time within the 50-day trial you felt that their weighted blanket is not fit for you, you can simply return it for a full refund. They do not charge restocking fees or any other fees. That, to me, shows how much faith the company puts behind their products and I have to say, I agree!