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Weighted Blankets [Better Sleep?]
#11
RE: Weighted Blankets
I don’t know, but if I had a weighted blanket, I would probably consider the laundromat.
Some blankets, bedspreads, quilts, etc. are just too bulky to put in a washer.

As far as a weighted blanket and if it would damage a washer...I suppose it depends what it is weighted with? Some have small beads sewn in the blanket. I personally wouldn’t put it in my washer.

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#12
RE: Weighted Blankets [Better Sleep?]
Dx with both restless legs syndrome and PLMD disorder along with my mixed Apnea. I have found that a breathable weighted blanket has helped me immensely with my nightly dancing legs. YMMV
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RE: Weighted Blankets
(05-20-2019, 12:09 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: Weighted blankets have been shown to reduce anxiety in ADHD and autistic children.  There is zero evidence that it does anything for adults, but if you have anxiety, it's probably worth a try.  You might sleep better...maybe.

I’ll have to conduct a study, but maybe it might help adults if it had superhero images on it. A weighted Superman blankie...hmmm
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RE: Weighted Blankets [Better Sleep?]
Dave,
Since advertisers seem to target children with Autism and ADHD, you should have no problem finding a weighted blankie for yourself with any SuperHero image on it.  Lolabove
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RE: Weighted Blankets [Better Sleep?]
We have a 25lb weighted blanket. The care instructions indicated regular washing on the gentle cycle is fine. We did it in our machine and it worked well.
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I be ordering one ASAP
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#17
RE: Weighted Blankets [Better Sleep?]
I use a blanket with weight (whether it's a weighted blanket, or a hefty quilt, or a thick comforter). I can't sleep without some sort of weight on me.

I often pull it over my chin, and tuck it next to my CPAP mask, to help keep my mask at the right angle to prevent it from leaking.
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