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Nov 15, 2019

There is a lot of marketing hype about the blankets. There are dozens of stories, but is there anything to support the popularity of the blankets?

And, should you get one?

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Resources Mentioned: 

The Cleveland Clinic article on can weighted blankets banish nighttime anxiety?

Mayo Clinic News Network story about the use of the blankets. There is a short video on the site talking about the findings or you can watch the YouTube version.

Harvard Women's Health Watch has some cautions about using the weighted blankets if you have sleep apnea, respiratory problems or chronic medical condition.

Sleep Junkie also has a page on how to wash blankets. They do not recommend washing weighted blankets. You might also want to check out their pages on Can Weighted Blankets Help with Anxiety and Insomnia? This site does have affiliate links but they are honest enough to tell you about them.


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