Weighing in on weighted blankets
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26-07-2017, 12:17 PM
RE: Weighing in on weighted blankets
(26-07-2017 11:52 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Temple Grandin's cow squeezer.

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(26-07-2017 12:06 PM)Loom Wrote:  Hmmm...I do have a heavy blanket, and it does help me sleep better. It's just too hot right now to use it. Instead I curl up into my blankets and pull them up to my face to the point where it looks like I ought to suffocate.

I like to cover most of my head (sans nose), kinda feel... safer this way... like no one can read my thoughts (not that I'm actually worried people can read my thoughts. Paranoia is (most probably) not one of the myriad of ways my brains' messed up Rolleyes ) I really dislike and find it hard to relax and fall asleep if I'm not covered with at least a sheet, though it's a purely psychological thing, nothing to do with physical pressure.

Julep, that's interesting. I guess it does work for people on the autism spectrum, then... (still not convinced it works on all insomniacs though)

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26-07-2017, 12:17 PM
RE: Weighing in on weighted blankets
You can put me down as one who prefers a sheet or minimal blankets. I have trouble with sheets on hotel beds which are tucked in tight. I like to be able to throw a leg out like a radiator fin to cool off.

Never heard of these blankets before. Sounds like something Temple Grandin would have liked.

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26-07-2017, 12:19 PM
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(26-07-2017 12:17 PM)Vera Wrote:  I like to cover most of my head (sans nose), kinda feel... safer this way... like no one can read my thoughts (not that I'm actually worried people can read my thoughts.

Yeah, after we went to all the trouble of putting that radio transmitter in when we filled your cavity it really doesn't help when you do this. Wink

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26-07-2017, 12:29 PM
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(26-07-2017 12:19 PM)whateverist Wrote:  Yeah, after we went to all the trouble of putting that radio transmitter in when we filled your cavity it really doesn't help when you do this. Wink

I was wondering what that clicking noise in my jaw is when I chew hazelnuts Shocking

And yeah, I like covering myself when I sleep (that came out kinda wrong!), but the weighted thing sort of looks like it'd make me feel trapped, like, get it off, get it OFF ME!

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Coincidentally, I do have this reaction to the sun, as well Rolleyes

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26-07-2017, 03:18 PM
RE: Weighing in on weighted blankets
In the summer, I don't want anything covering me, and even then, it can be too hot. I usually have a fan blowing on me in addition to being uncovered. Funny story, though -- a few nights ago, we had a relatively cool night, and I was dreaming that I was riding my bike in the middle of winter and freezing my ass off -- and then I woke up, and the fan blowing on me was uncomfortably cold. I had to get up and turn it off.

In the winter, though, I love snuggling up under a sheet, blanket, and two quilts. In general, I would much rather sleep in a cold room and get under the blanket than to need a fan to keep from sweating all night. It's the only thing I like better about winter.

I probably would not like a weighted blanket, though. Like whateverist, I like to be able to stick a leg out if it gets too hot -- or if I get a cramp in one of my legs, which is a very common occurrence. It's sheer torture to get a calf cramp and not be able to get your leg out of the blankets to straighten it out.
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26-07-2017, 03:56 PM
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(26-07-2017 12:17 PM)whateverist Wrote:  I have trouble with sheets on hotel beds which are tucked in tight. I like to be able to throw a leg out like a radiator fin to cool off.

Oh my dog, don't remind me. Years of travelling and fighting hotel beds, those damn sheets are tucked under tightly. I come in for a spell after lunch and undo the sheets so I won't have to wrestle them in the evening. When I do get back in the evening, the sheets are tucked back under and there are chocolates on my pillow.

While I love the chocolate, it isn't enough to make up for my having to wrestle the freaking sheets again.

Sheets need to be loosely placed so that at any time one can stick out a leg or arm to regulate body temperature perfectly. I have tried sleeping with the sheets tucked in and found myself fighting them all night. I hate tucked in sheets!!!!!!

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26-07-2017, 05:09 PM
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we tried it for my daughter (anxiety) and it does seem to help her sleep better.

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26-07-2017, 05:25 PM
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(26-07-2017 05:09 PM)ShadowProject Wrote:  we tried it for my daughter (anxiety) and it does seem to help her sleep better.

How old is she? You realize you're setting her up for kinky bondage sex fetishes in the future I hope.

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26-07-2017, 05:29 PM
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Not for me. A light blanket is all I want. I am too claustrophobic to be 'trapped' under a heavy blanket. Sadcryface

I am content with a light blanket thrown over the middle of my body...legs and arms uncovered unless it's really chilly...then I might cover my arms.

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28-07-2017, 09:46 PM
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I've never heard of these, but wouldn't even consider using one. Old-people-itis makes too many things ache and make me wonder if I am gout-ish. I don't need any more weight or gravity on this body.

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