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Are You Sleeping Well? This Could be You

Are You Sleeping Well? This Could be You

The wheelchair rolls into the quiet halls. The beeps, the lights, the quiet voices are all too familiar. She’s been here many times before. It’s overwhelming. Angelica has had so many surgeries and tests on a regular basis that just pulling into the parking lot...
5 safety tips for when you use your weighted blanket

5 safety tips for when you use your weighted blanket

It’s easy to let ourselves think that if something is natural and didn’t get packaged in a drug store, then it must be harmless. When we stop to think about it, of course, we quickly realize that this isn’t exactly true. Water is a necessity of life, but there’s a...
What should you do if your blanket gets damaged?

What should you do if your blanket gets damaged?

Once upon a time, in a faraway land… there lived a hippy princess who decided to upcycle some old jeans. She collected jeans from neighbors and friends and anyone who had old holey jeans they were ready to get rid of. Scissors and rulers and rolling cutters flew...
4 ways to be sure a weighted blanket is right for you

4 ways to be sure a weighted blanket is right for you

Weighted blankets sound incredibly magical, so magical that you’d pay anything to get your hands on one. BUT you may have heard that they don’t actually work well for everyone, in which case, you can already see in your mind’s eye all that magical...
How to choose fabrics for your weighted blanket

How to choose fabrics for your weighted blanket

There are a lot of fish in the sea, or fabrics in the proverbial fabric shop. All the choices could really get confusing! There are 6 fabric types, in my experience, that are really good for weighted blankets. Let’s take a look at what pros/cons each one brings...
What should you pay for a weighted blanket?

What should you pay for a weighted blanket?

We’ve spent the last couple of posts exploring who would benefit from a weighted blanket, in what situations a weighted blanket would be really useful, and you’ve spent some time evaluating whether or not you want to make your own weighted blanket. So now...
Are you overheating under that pile of blankets?

Are you overheating under that pile of blankets?

A conundrum Amanda has trouble sleeping unless she has tons of blankets on top of her. Currently, it’s usually a combination of a comforter, a heavy sleeping bag, a flannel blanket, and 2 thermal blankets. She likes the feeling of pressure; sleeping under just a...
8 things you must know to make a weighted blanket

8 things you must know to make a weighted blanket

These are the days of Pinterest, right? Last week I helped some friends put together a baby shower. Prior to the actual shower, we got together over lunch and we planned. By the end of the planning session I was armed with the list of things I needed to purchase, and...
How to clean and care for my weighted blanket

How to clean and care for my weighted blanket

Your weighted blanket arrived, and you immediately snuggle under it’s weighted goodness. You get your coffee, maybe a book; your cat jumps in to check it out. You sink into your favorite chair. You’re all set. You take a deep breath. Mmmmmmm. You feel the...
How to know a weighted blanket is right, BEFORE you buy!

How to know a weighted blanket is right, BEFORE you buy!

It was summer. My life was in an unexpected place after a tragedy claimed the life of my 3 1/2 year old son. I was holding it together, but the grief in my heart festered just below the surface, threatening to explode. I was in my living room, packing up a very...
What do you do when you’ve tried it all?

What do you do when you’ve tried it all?

Today was a Monday to beat all Mondays. Sam’s senses are in overdrive; he comes home from work perpetually exhausted, even to the point of tears, and still struggles to fall asleep. The depression, the chronic pain—it’s all too much. To top it off, he has to go back...
How does a weighted blanket work? and what it can do for you

How does a weighted blanket work? and what it can do for you

Self-organziation In the ever-developing world of research on weighted blankets, the term “self-organization” appears multiple times in efforts to describe what a weighted blanket does. Tina Champagne, an occupational therapist and one of the primary...
How to Know if Weighted Blankets Really Work

How to Know if Weighted Blankets Really Work

One of the most common questions I get asked (right after, What do you do?) is “What are weighted blankets for?” If you poke around on Google for a bit, you will find a long list of symptoms that can be relieved by weighted blankets. A long [seemingly...
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