Weighted Down

I’ve been having amazing sleep here in Canada and I couldn’t figure out why. I usually sleep many hours but the quality of sleep is low, so I never feel rested. Over here, though, I get really great sleep. I think what’s causing this welcome experience is that the blanket I’m using here is heavy. Maybe there’s something to those weighted blankets one sees on TV? Has anybody tried them?

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    1. …I delay using the heat in the house, for as long as possible. The weather’s changed here, 40s at night and gets down to maybe 60-62 in the house. My kids are sleeping better now that we’ve dragged the blankets out of storage.

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    2. That was my go-to until I got married. My husband claims everything about open windows keeps him from sleeping well – the breeze, the smell of outside, the noises, etc – and complains incessantly when I attempt to leave a window open at night. I gave up two decades ago. But I still refuse to turn the heat on in the house until the temps drop below freezing.

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  1. Based on what I see online, a lot of people with autism and ADHD say weighted blankets are really helpful. I have a super heavy blanket (not weighted, just a thick heavy comforter) and I sleep great.

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