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Old 12-28-2019, 11:49 AM   #11
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Try sleeping on top of it.
The entire point of a weighted blanket is the weight of the blanket. The weight of the blanket adds pressure against the person's body, which is supposed to give them a feeling of comfort. So, sleeping on top of a blanket won't do that.
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bpcyclist here's a review of weighted blankets from 5 pounds to 30 pounds. Maybe the 20 pounds is too heavy for you...

The 12 Best Weighted Blankets for Anxiety, According to Reviews | Health.com
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Here's a list of 9 weighted blanket brands that will cool the body...

The 9 Best Cooling Weighted Blankets, According to Amazon Customers
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I got a 17 pound one a few years ago that is so heavy when I use it I get stomach cramps. It is also so hot its basically impossible to use. I also got an 8 pound one when I was in treatment as a teenager. It works decently to sleep with. I got a 12 pound one as a Christmas present this year and it is perfect. The first 2 nights I slept with another blanket but last night I just used the weighted one and it was much better with just the one. The 12 pound one is a Sealy brand and was $50. It is amazingly cool temperature wise.
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The heat is an issue for sure. I purchased a bamboo one for summer, but even then can't always use it. I sleep with a fan blowing summer or winter for white noise and am sure that helps.

I've got two 20lb and weigh 150lb. Funny for me, because I loved the weight of a heavy doona yet hated the sheets being tucked in tight.
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The entire point of a weighted blanket is the weight of the blanket. The weight of the blanket adds pressure against the person's body, which is supposed to give them a feeling of comfort. So, sleeping on top of a blanket won't do that.
But it be soft to sleep on.
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Do you think a 15 pound blanket would be a better option for you? Maybe 20 pounds is too heavy and why it's making you too hot.
Yeah, it's possible. It does seem pretty heavy to me, but then, that's the point, I spose.
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The heat is an issue for sure. I purchased a bamboo one for summer, but even then can't always use it. I sleep with a fan blowing summer or winter for white noise and am sure that helps.

I've got two 20lb and weigh 150lb. Funny for me, because I loved the weight of a heavy doona yet hated the sheets being tucked in tight.
I have to have a fan on--comes from my time living on Broadway on NYC where it was insanely loud. Now, I am hooked on it. Bamboo sounds neat--I've never seen one for sale.
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I have a 20 pound weighted blanket, which I pull up to my neck. In the summer it does sometimes get too hot, then I switch to my 15 pound weighted blanket, but in the winter I can sleep with other blankets on top. It does get difficult to turn over sometimes, but no worse than my cat sleeping on me. I've found it helps with my anxiety. Even if I use it while awake, watching TV I can feel my anxiety decreasing. Hope it works for you @bpcyclist I know sleep has been difficult for you. HUGS Kit
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Okay, so the long awaited weighted blankie finally has arrived from Santa. It is 60" x 80" and 20 lbs. I weigh 190 on the money. I set it all up with my regular blankets and gave it a shot. No-go after an hour. Way, way too hot. So, I pulled all the bedding off, turned the AC on full-blast, and tried again. Slept 6 hours all the way through. That has happened exactly once in the last, maybe, five months.

The questions are, should I have any other bedding along with this thing? How far up on my person should I pull it? Up to my chin? My sternal notch (that's the thingy in the center of your breastbone)? Where exactly? Just how exactly am I supposed to actually use this thing properly?

Many thanks to anyone able to help me out!!
I wish that I knew. My nephew just got a weight blanket.
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