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7 Tips on Eating Nutritiously

7 Tips on Eating Nutritiously

As a weighted blanket company, we care about the health of our customers and we know they are many connections between how we eat and our mental and emotional health. Food fuels our bodies and minds. Paying attention to what we put into our bodies is one part of maintaining our health.

 

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Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Nutrition: One Woman’s Story

Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Nutrition: One Woman’s Story

"Thirteen years ago this month I entered treatment for an eating disorder that was killing me..."

 

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4 Tips on Exercising for Mental Health

4 Tips on Exercising for Mental Health

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How Exercise Helps Mental Health

How Exercise Helps Mental Health

I’ve told you a little about my battle with significant PTSD over a decade ago. I look back and marvel at how I intuitively engaged in some practices that really helped me heal.
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How to Choose the Right Weighted Blanket

How to Choose the Right Weighted Blanket

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Weighted blankets are making a real difference in the way people sleep and providing real comfort during times of stress. People often ask how to choose the right blanket. It’s important to realize weighted blankets are personal-use blankets,  which means choosing the right blanket is all about YOUR personal preferences. We have put together some steps to help you choose your just-right blanket!
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When Your Spouse Struggles with Anxiety

When Your Spouse Struggles with Anxiety

Anxiety is becoming more prevalent, and so is living with someone who is anxious. No one feels the desire to help - and the strain on the relationship - more acutely than the spouse of the anxious one.

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Weighted Blankets - An Alternative to Sleep Aids?

Weighted Blankets - An Alternative to Sleep Aids?

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With about 10% of Americans suffering from consistent insomnia, many of us are looking for help to sleep better. Millions of Americans are turning to sleeping aids, both over-the-counter and prescription.
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When Your Child Struggles with Anxiety (Anxiety & Relationships Part 2)

When Your Child Struggles with Anxiety (Anxiety & Relationships Part 2)

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Are you looking for ways to help your anxious child? As a therapist, I learned early on that the best way to help children is to help parents. And as a parent, I’ve been humbled to realize that my own patterns have an effect on my children.
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Benefits of Weighted Blankets by Age Group

Benefits of Weighted Blankets by Age Group

People often ask us about using blankets for people of different ages...
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Anxiety & Relationships Series: When Your Friend Struggles with Anxiety

Anxiety & Relationships Series: When Your Friend Struggles with Anxiety

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Have you ever tried to be a friend to someone struggle with anxiety? We all want to help our friends, but we often don’t know how. 
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Buying a Weighted Blanket vs. Making a Weighted Blanket

Buying a Weighted Blanket vs. Making a Weighted Blanket

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People frequently ask about making their own weighted blanket in order to save some money. I absolutely encourage anyone who enjoys a good Do-It-Yourself project to GO FOR IT! 
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The Importance of Self-Care Part 3

The Importance of Self-Care Part 3

How are you balancing between work, rest, and play? Did you know that each of these can affect our self-care?
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What Blanket Weight Should I Buy?

A general rule when purchasing a weighted blanket is taking your weight and multiplying it by .10, or taking 10% of your body weight. Using that number, follow the chart below to guide you in finding the perfect blanket!

100 - 130 lbs
Quilted Cotton 10 lb
Flannel 10 lb
CoolMax® 15 lb
140 - 170 lbs
Quilted Cotton 15 lb
Flannel 15 lb
CoolMax® 15 lb
180 - 200 lbs
Quilted Cotton 20 lb
Flannel 20 lb
CoolMax® 20 lb
220 + lbs
Quilted Cotton N / A
Flannel N / A
CoolMax® 25 lb

 

Fall in between two different weight limits for two blankets? We suggest going with the smaller of the two blanket weights.

Still not sure which size to buy? Most of our customers buy one of the 15-pound blankets.