Best-selling weighted blanket praised for helping people 'fall asleep within two minutes'
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A best-selling weighted blanket is being praised by shoppers for helping people ‘fall asleep within two minutes’ - and, better still, it won’t break the bank either.
Many of us will often spend the whole day feeling absolutely shattered, only to find we’re wide awake as soon as our head hits the pillow.
Did I remember to put the leftovers from dinner in the fridge? Does the car need filling up? Have we run out of toilet roll? Who am I, really? What happens when you die? WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?
Indeed, sometimes getting a good night’s kip isn’t as simple as it seems, and we’ll end up staring at the ceiling counting sheep – or even giving up altogether and popping downstairs to start the day very early with a bit of Netflix and a brew.
The Brentfords 8kg Weighted Blanket is suitable for adults and children, and comes in three sizes – 125cm x 150cm, 125cm x 180cm and 150 x 200m, ranging in weight from 4kg to 8kg.
“This weighted blanket features compact stitched pockets that distribute weight evenly across your entire body, creating a calming, snuggle effect,” the product description says.
“Certified, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic micro glass beads contained within the 4.5 inch pockets and microfibre cover, makes this blanket healthy, breathable, comfortable and durable.”
It adds: “Available in 3 sizes containing different weights means the weighted blanket is suitable for adults. Consult your physician for recommended blanket weight, although this is usually between 7-12% of your body weight.”
It also warns that while the 4kg version is suitable for kids, the blanket product should not be used by ‘very young children’, who are ‘unable to move the blanket themselves’.
And it won't blow your budget out of the water, either, as the blanket is currently on offer for £22.99 - down 56 percent from £51.99.
It already has a huge fanbase, too, having racked up an incredible 4.6 star score out of 18,092 ratings.
One happy shopper wrote: “I am a chronic insomniac (work / stress related) and have sat up wide awake many nights. This leaves me totally frazzled the following day, takes away my enjoyment of life.
“So I bought this blanket and OH MY GOD I have never slept so well in my whole life. I experimented with ‘weighted blanket only, weighted blanket on top of my normal quilt, weighted blanket underneath my normal quilt’ and the last option works best.
“The weighted blanket hugs around your body for supreme comfort. So when I wake up at night, and yes I still do, having the feeling of being hugged quickly eases me back to sleep. I feel refreshed and happy the next day. What a life changer.”
Someone else said: “Fantastic blanket. Bought the small one, will get the big one for winter.
"My partner is a wriggly sleeper, limbs all over the place at random intervals, tired and grumpy in the morning.
“With this blanket she's asleep quicker, barely moves all night, and less zombie-like in the morning.
"It's soft, warm enough at the moment, stays in place.”
A third said they even fell asleep ‘within two minutes’ using the blanket, writing: “I sleep a lot better since I have this. The first night I fell asleep within two minutes which has never happened before! I have had a couple of night where I went to bed stressed out and it took about 15mn to fall asleep... for me this is a miracle.
"Sometimes I can spend two hours in bed not sleeping, but this is great and helpful.
"I also started taking Ashwagandha gummies in the morning so it’s probably a joint effect. But highly recommended, remember it needs to be 10-12% of your body weight. Im around 63kg so I bought the 6kg blanket and it’s perfect."