Have you heard of weighted blankets before? They’re primarily used for people experiencing sensory integration disorder, anxiety, stress, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and Rett Syndrome. The weight from these blankets help our brains release neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which have naturally calming effects. Now, I’m not affected by any of these, but I’ve always been intrigued by these blankets because I love having a ton of blankets on me to keep me warm. Magic Weighted Blanket sent me their Charcoal Grey Chenille blanket to share my thoughts with all of you.
Magic Weighted Blanket has a ton of options to choose from. You can pick from 5 different types of blanket material (Chenille, Minky, Cotton, Flannel or Fleece), and then choose the weight that best suits you (based on weight/height). You can check out their weight guide here. I opted for their Chenille blanket in 16lbs because I wanted it to be warm and comforting, and also heavy enough that my other family members could also use it. I didn’t expect 16lbs to make any difference, but I was surprised! The Magic Weighted Blanket is weighted down using BPA-free, non-toxic, hypo-alergenic polypropylene pellets. I was trying to explain to my young nephew what the blanket was like, and all I could think of was a bean bag! It’s a bean blanket!
The Magic Weighted Blanket was very comfortable while I was awake and using it to keep me warm on the couch, but when I first used it to sleep, I felt like a ton of bricks were on me. It took a couple of days for me to get used to the additional weight on me while I slept. I woke up a couple times during the night feeling suffocated and as if I couldn’t move. But honestly, now that I’ve used it a couple times, I love it. I like it better while I’m relaxing on the couch, watching tv or playing on my phone because I have the energy to pull it off me as I need. When I’m lying down, it’s surprisingly much harder to move around. However, it keeps me so warm, and it has eliminated the need for me to use 2 or more blankets at a time. The chenille fabric is also really soft and comfortable, so it definitely keeps me warm. I am happy with the blanket I chose, and I really think you all need one for yourself!