It is not as warm as other weighted blankets. This is good for those of us who like to sleep cool. It helps me sleep through the night and wake up feeling better rested. I would recommend getting a size smaller than your bed so that it doesn't hang off the side because then it would feel too heavy. I would also recommend that if two people share the bed, each one get his/her own blanket for convenience.
The blanket was great. I fell asleep easier than I have in a long time. Very warm and it stayed on my lower back and legs throughout the night. If you are purchasing with the intent that it will drape over the sides of your bed be sure to measure the size of your current comforter. I originally thought that it would cover two people but they only ended up with half of my blanket. The only bad part about the blanket was that it will hurt your feet if you are laying with your toes pointed up. Also, if you have a large chest, and sleep on your chest with pillows the blanket may slide down your back a few times during the night.
I have been struggling with sleep issues for the last 7 years. I developed this problem while serving in the Middle East.I was reading about weighted blankets for people with anxiety, ADHD, and sleeping issues. Like you I was very hesitant. I was averaging 4 hours a night. The first night I slept 6 hours! I was elated. For the next week I averaged 6-8 hours per night. Last night I didn’t use my blanket and I slept intermittently through the night. I never have a problem falling asleep. I have problems staying asleep. My brain never stops. I love this blanket ! I made the mistake of sleeping with the comforter and the blanket, and it was hot! I only woke up because of sweating. IMO- it was worth it. The blanket is well crafted, soft, and pretty. I got the 12 pds because everything I read said 10% of body weight. If you are unsure I hope this helps. Zzzzzzz ..
My over all rating was a 5 star this blanket works really well especially if you have anxiety or sleep problems as far as cleaning goes your better bet is to send it to a dry cleaner due to its weight I think it might be a bit too heavy to do in a regular washing machine but all in all the 1st night I slept with it I ended up sleeping better it does get quite warm up underneath it so you might wanna consider having the fan on but all in all I really like this blanket and would recommend it to others also I would say that it is a very easy giftable item
I grabbed the 20lb large blanket after reading through reviews. At first opening I was amazed at how heavy 20lbs is and was worried I wouldn’t be able to lift it off me during the night. First impression was that it looks sturdy and though it doesn’t run over my queen sized bed, it covers enough of it to drape myself and my body pillow. My main reason for buying is I’m suffer from insomnia and part of that I believe is due to my anxiety. I also am going through a hard time in life and wanted to have something that would make sleep come for me. I’ve used it the last three nights and found it very comforting. It’s like a hug. At first I thought the weight would be too much and feel restricting but after that first night I was used to it. It could be because I have their blankets beneath it (winters here) but it slides. Because it’s such a pain to redistribute when you’re already under it I’m giving it four stars. I’ll update my review/rating later once I see how it holds up over time.
I didn't have the magical experience a lot of reviewers had, but I also don't suffer with any of the conditions it says it helps with. I like it though. I tend to fall asleep and wake up in the exact same position whereas I'm used to rolling around a lot. That's kinda cool, but you want to make sure your head is in a good position or else you might wake up with neck pain. I had two other people at home try it for a few minutes and they felt immediate relief.