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    #TravelTips Options for comfort items to take while traveling? #WeightedBlankets #Comfort #Sleep

    I will probably need to travel within the next few day. My grandfather is not doing well #Death #Grief .
    I normaly sleep with a 20 pound #WeightedBlankets , but will not be able to take that with me.
    Does anyone have ideas for something that I can take/ have delivered to where I’m traveling, either to mimic a weighted blanket, or to help me sleep ( not pills)? Thanks!
    #help #Selfcare #Selfsoothing

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    I Think My Weighted Blanket Is Too Heavy for Me

    I took the plunge and invested in a weighted blanket. There were blankets weighing 7, 12, 15, 20, or 25 lbs. I tend to like more sensation rather than less, so I chose a 20lb queen-sized Hypnoser version. But I seldom use it because it is so intense for me. I usually try it then put it away again for months. My fibromyalgia symptoms are all over my body and I also have carpal tunnel syndrome in both arms, am a large woman, and am developing arthritis in my shoulders and knees. I have depression and anxiety too, but am not having symptoms currently. All of that means that I cannot stand to remain in the same position for very long and typically flop around like a fish while sleeping. When I use the weighted blanket I wake up in the same position as if I have not moved at all, so maybe not moving during sleep is the problem for me.

    I just took a 90-minute nap under my weighted blanket and woke up feeling hung over. It is difficult for me to determine if this is a sign of deeper sleep that is good for me or a problem. When I looked up articles about problems with weighted blankets, I found one that said if a blanket is too heavy for someone with chronic pain, lupus, arthritis or fibromyalgia it can increase pain. Am I experiencing worse pain now? I’m not sure. Some of my post-nap fuzzy-headedness has lifted, but my body is definitely still reacting to the blanket. I have lived with chronic pain for over 25 years now and don’t take pain meds, so it is often difficult for me to define the pain I spend tremendous energy ignoring all of the time. I feel like I need to stretch, and that often happens when my pain increases, but it is also true if I use a sauna and warm up my body.

    Please share your experience with weighted blankets for me to compare. I’m interested in anything you have to share, but particularly want to know if anyone else had the same result as me but continued to use it regularly and eventually had a positive outcome. It will also be helpful to me if you let me know if you have similar physical conditions as I have described and if you tried a lighted blanket with different results. I am considering selling this one and trying a lighter one. Thank you in advance!

    #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #WeightedBlankets #PainManagement #Pain #Sleep

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    #Sleep #WeightedBlankets

    Over the past year my #Sleep patterns have changed. I often wake up after a few hours of sleep and cannot get back to sleep for hours. And then after these hours pass, I crash. I could be in the middle of writing a paper or trying to read for class or even in class and I will start yawning and needing to go back to sleep.
    I was finally able to speak with my sleep doctor about the problems I was encountering (I have #SleepApnea ) and he recommended a weighted blanket.  
    My weighted blanket arrived just over two weeks ago and at first my sleep pattern didn't seem to change.  But after the 5th night I noticed that I woke up at 4am but I was able to go right back to sleep and sleep soundly until 8am.  
    I have had more comfortable full nights sleep since then.  I still have daytime sleepiness but that is part of the Sleep Apnea and another year of sleep debt.  
    The best part of the weighted blanket is that I feel like I did when I stayed overnight at grandma's house.  She would tuck me in under the covers so tight and it felt safe.  I think that is why I am sleeping better.  Because I feel safer.

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    I am a first time weighted blanket user! Any advice from your personal experience?

    I got my weighted blanket in a package today! Hehehe I realized just how heavy it is when I was trying to lift it out of the box 🤣🤣🤣🤣 (mission accomplished).

    So I am going to be using it for my 'Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic'. I think I have a general idea on when/how to use it and will be doing some more research but do any of you have advice/tips from your personal experience?

    Thanks!
    #WeightedBlankets #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #panic #MightyTogether

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    As an autistic adult who has a weighted blanket, do you love it? #Aspergers #Autism

    I just got my first ever weighted blanket the other day and so far I love it!

    I ended up getting a 20 LB because it was much cheaper, but next time, I’m going for 30! #Autism #WeightedBlankets #AutisticAdults # #

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    Weighted blankets, helpful for your anxiety? #Anxiety #WeightedBlankets

    I love mine, I don’t think it’s heavy enough though. Just interested in your thoughts.

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    Weighted Blankets

    Have you heard of a weighted blanket?! I sure hadn't heard of it until recently. My daughter and grandson have moved back home to Georgia from Alaska and she told me about them. She has one for herself and shared with me how is so comfortable and helps with sleep. I have been an insomniac for over 20 years now and nothing has helped me. I totally understand why Michael Jackson took Propofol. You would do anything for sleep. So for Valentine's Day, my daughter surprised me with a 15 lbs weighted blanket. I love the fact that it is so soft. I love fur and faux fur has always been beautiful to me. I immediately notice that I feel like I am in a cocoon when wrapped in the blanket. It is very much heavy to pick up. I have had a little longer sleep but not much for me. I have noticed that it helps with I am having dystonic storms and tremors along with nerve pain and dislocating joints. The only downfall for me is the fact I have night sweats and it causes me to sweat more. I will invest in another one but has more of a cooling effect. What is your experience with the weighted blanket? Please feel free to share! #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #LifeofanEDSerwomanofcolor #WeightedBlankets #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealth #Dysautonomia #Dystonia

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    Was having a rough moment and pulled out my weighted blanket. This guy joined me immediately. I think he loves the blanket too. 😻 #WeightedBlankets #Cats #Anxiety #HSP

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