According to "The Sleep Doctor," Dr. Michael Breus, the heaviness of a weighted blanket has been known to relax and calm people.
"I don't sleep at night. I toss, I turn," Jennifer says. "When I try to go to sleep at night, I'm thinking about the kids, school, the dog, my husband — everything that has to happen the next day."
"I'm a very hot sleeper," Jennifer adds.
THE PRODUCT: Degrees of Comfort Weighted Blanket w/ 2 Duvet Covers for Hot & Cold Sleepers ($86.99)
(The 10-lb. blanket Jennifer tried is sold out right now — but the 15-lb. one is available! If you want to give one a try, "The Sleep Doctor" Dr. Breus has recommended getting a blanket that equals roughly 10% of your body weight, but first-time users can start smaller.)
THE CLAIM: The best anti-gravity blanket for people who suffer from sensory issues and more. Ideal for adults and kids, or husband and wives with restless spouses.
We had Jennifer test this weighted blanket because it’s one of the top-rated weighted blankets sold on Amazon.
"I really like it," the mom of two says. "I feel all cocooned and wrapped. I'm definitely sleeping more peacefully because of it. It put my body at ease."
"It's heavy, it's 10 pounds — but I put the cooling thing on it," she goes on. "I got an extra hour to two [hours of sleep] a night with this thing. I was not up as much. I was not tossing and turning as much."
"I think I'm going to start buying [it] for some friends for the holidays."