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    I Tried Sleeping With A Weighted Blanket And It Was One Of The Best Decisions I Made

    Sleep without a weighted blanket? Don't know her.

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    Like heaps of people, I've been intrigued by the concept of a weighted blanket ever since I first heard of one, especially as I'm someone who has been tossing and turning in bed since I was a wee child.


    Feeling tucked-in without actually having someone tuck me in? Sign me right up!

    So, in celebration of World Sleep Day, I decided to finally give sleeping with a weighted blanket a go for two weeks.


    A little background on me and my sleep pattern: Very few people like to sleep next to me because I don't stop squirming. In fact, when I go to sleep in one position, I'll end up in an entirely different spot when I wake up.

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    It's actual hell when I share a blanket with someone too — not for me, but for the other person.

    The first night I was excited, but also scared of being disappointed.

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    So many people had recommended me the blanket that it could only be a total let down, right?

    But OH BOY, was I in for a treat. Basically, as soon as I put the blanket over myself, I didn't want to get out from under it.

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    Imagine spending an entire day working hard on your feet, then taking a hot shower and getting under the covers. This is the feeling of pure bliss the blanket will give you.

    The blanket itself was quite small compared to what I'm used to, so I did have to lay it over the top of my regular doona, which is queen sized. This was a little worrying because I'm also someone who overheats while I sleep.


    I love to be absolutely covered from toe to shoulder, which can sometimes be difficult as someone who's quite tall, so sleeping with nothing but the blanket on wasn't an option.

    Still, I threw it on and tucked myself in, ready for a night of blissful sleep. Here are the stages I went through during the first night:

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    1. Fell asleep VERY quickly — much quicker than usual.

    2. Woke up a few hours in because I was TOO HOT. Luckily, the blanket I got came with a faux mink cover that was completely removable, so I took it off and settled back in for more sleep.

    3. I slept through the rest of the night and woke up feeling completely well-rested, regardless of my interrupted overheating moment.

    After the success of the first night, I've been keen to get into bed every night since.


    I'm usually a person who loves to sleep early and often, but can never actually get to sleep quick enough. This blanket however, has made it so much easier to fall asleep and stay asleep for the entire night.

    It made me feel comforted, secure and I don't move an inch when this thing is on me!

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    It's not that it's super heavy, It just feels like when you were little and your parents would put a blanket over you and tuck it in all around you. Aka the best feeling ever.

    Basically, in conclusion:


    Get yourself a single sized weighted blanket on Amazon Australia for $78.95.


    This blanket is made of 100% cotton fabric and the sand pellets throughout are hypo-allergenic, non-toxic and odourless. The pellets are evenly distributed throughout the blanket to evenly weigh you down and give you the best snooze you've had in your life.

    You can also get a double bed sized blanket for $82.95.

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