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Weighing in on the Popular “Weighted Blanket” (a.k.a. Gravity Blanket)

Updated: May 18, 2022

Have you heard of a weighted blanket or a gravity blanket? I will admit that I have never heard of a gravity blanket before, but I have heard of a weighted blanket. It turns out that these blankets are synonymous with one another. If you didn't get one last year, then you missed out on the HOT, trendy, must-have item of 2018. I must have been living under a rock because I did not know this. If you didn't know this either, don't fret, you can still get one this year for Valentine's Day, your birthday, or Christmas.

When I did some research, I found out that there were a variety of weighted blankets that came in different sizes, weights, and prices.


What is a weighted blanket (a.k.a. gravity blanket)? Weighted blankets have been used as a therapy tool for many years now. What researchers have found out is that most people could benefit from having a weighted blanket if they have difficulty sleeping due to:

  • Autism

  • Sensory Disorder

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Restless Leg Syndrome

  • Insomnia

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Or what’s mentioned