I have a hard time sleeping in the summer when it’s hot out. I can’t stand sleeping with only a sheet or not covered up at all. I like the weight of a heavy blanket. Unfortunately we don’t have air conditioning so the warmth that the heavy blanket provides can be far too much and really uncomfortable. I’d heard about weighted blankets for occupational therapy and behavioral health and wondered how one would feel. I imagined that I’d really like it. Lucky for me, cmfrt.us gave me the opportunity to try one of their weighted blankets and I was right — I love it!
I learned that weighted blankets can reduce stress and anxiety and improve restful sleep quality. Scientific studies have shown that it can also increase serotonin and melatonin levels, improve attention span and productivity and decrease chronic cortisol levels.
The basic premise behind weighted blankets is the power of Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation. “Deep pressure touch helps the body relax. Like a firm hug, weighted blankets help us feel secure, grounded and safe*.” Besides feeling comforted and relaxed, the following benefits have been scientifically shown in most studies done with weighted blankets:
- Naturally increase levels of relaxation with Serotonin and Melatonin release
- Help reduce stress and anxiety levels by lowering Cortisol levels
- Minimize fidgeting, anxiousness and other ADHD effects
- Sleep longer and better with a “warm hug” feeling
- Reduce symptoms of other sensory and sleep disorders including Insomnia, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Autism, Restless leg syndrome and others.
Ever since I got this cozy blanket, my youngest crawls into bed with me early in the morning and sleeps like a log! I’ve been sleeping a lot better myself. I love how heavy the blanket is. I got the 15 pound queen size. I was surprised how heavy it feels but it’s awesome! Cmfrt’s advanced uniform stitching method and the smallest pockets in the industry mean the blanket won’t slide around or need constant adjustment. It comes with a removable duvet cover that is machine washable. One side is a warm, soft minky microfiber dot fabric and the side is a ClimaCool blue cotton fabric so you’re never too hot or too cold.
Cmfrt weighted blankets come in different sizes/weights. The adult sized blankets (16 lb, 20lb,25lb) fit queen sized beds perfectly. The teen (12lb) and child (5lb, 7lb) blankets generously cover the entire body.
I think everyone can benefit from these unique blankets. You can find out more and purchase at tcmfrt.us. For tips to improve your sleep and other sleep topics, visit the cmfrt blog: https://cmfrt.us/blogs/
Complimentary products were provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any other way. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.
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