New Year New You – Guide to Better Sleep
The day I gave birth to my twins was the last day I ever slept. Just kidding… no, really though. Maybe I should re-phrase that to say, “the last day I ever slept well.” I’m sure any parent will agree with me on this! While I can’t help with the whole parenting thing, (I’m struggling with it myself) I can help with something that is sure to aid in the “better sleep” department.
A Weighted Blanket!
If your not an autism parent or a sleep expert you’r probably thinking, What is that? Well, It’s exactly what the name is. It’s a heavy blanket that aids with your overall sleep. I love how Snuggle Pro describes it:
“gentle pressure of a weighted blanket (equal to 10-15% of your body weight) relaxes the nervous system by mimicking a hug or an embrace. The science behind these weighted blankets is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). This is the term for the feeling of gentle, distributed weight on the body. This decreases the stress hormone known as cortisol and increases serotonin and melatonin”
As an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) parent I have known about weighted blankets for years…we have a few in the house. What I never realized is that the same principles would apply to everyone, adults alike. I started wrapping up with my daughters 5lb blanket and quickly noticed the health benefits. The feeling of being more relaxed and overall calm…these blankets are magical!!!
Why I love it…
Guys, this blanket is life changing! Seriously, I have noticed that I move less in my sleep witch cuts down on how many times I wake up. I now fall asleep faster, even on those crazy stressful “Mama” days. And…you ready for it?!?! I have had so many compliments on how refreshed I look. People are always asking me what I have changed, ie: hair, makeup, skin care products etc. All I can reply is, “I’m finally getting more restful sleep.” Being that I look less tired ?? I don’t have to spend as much money on expensive eye creams! Woo Hoo! Huge win.
The fabric of Snuggle Pro weighted Blankets works in both winter to keep you warm and stays cool in summer. My Snuggle Pro blanket has taken the place of my original down comforter, I wouldn’t recommend using both. You will wake up with a good sweat…trust me on that one. Speaking about the fabric, initially you will notice the blanket is loud. Meaning that when you are moving under it you hear the fabric move with you. Rest assured (lol, no pun intended) this does go away after about a week of use, when the blanket is broken in.
Snuggle Pro also offers an alternative cover for their blankets, a super soft bamboo and minky duvet. Not only are these blankets amazing, Snuggle Pro took it one step further and added a bonus to their blankets! You will receive a carrying bag for ease of transportation (Hello, Disneyland!) and a 100% hypo allergenic bamboo pillow case. I don’t think I have to tell you about those benefits?.
Where do I find these magical Blankets?
There are a couple ways together your hot little hands on these blankets one is their Direct Website Snuggle Pro or Amazon.
Easy right?! You can have your very own blanket delivered to your door in 2 days.
I would recommend this blanket 10x over!
This has been such a fun and life changing review to write. I feel that everyone should own one of these blankets, at least people who think their sleep can be better. These blankets will make great gifts for friends and family members. Uh-huh, If your in my family you now know what your getting for Christmas…Yay!
Allison | Healthy Living in Colorado says
Oh, I love weighted blankets! I am sure they do help you sleep, although I have never tried. I just like snuggling with it on the couch.
I have heard so many good things about weighted blankets. I hear you about not getting sleep ever again after having kids, lol! Even though my kids are 9 and 11, there just aren’t enough hours in the day and I find myself burning the midnight oil or having to get up super early to go to a swim meet or whatnot. I’ll have to look into getting one of these blankets.
Oh mama, your totally singing my song! I get ya…thats why whatever sleep get is soooooo precious!
I’ve been hearing a lot about these blankets and have wondered if they might help my kids. Now I think I want one for me too!
I can’t even begin to explain how much this blanket has helped!! All I can say is…Everybody needs this their life!
I am absolutely dying for a weighted blanket!!
Oh Girl!! They are amazing, time for a “Happy Valentine’s Day to ME” present!
Mama Writes Reviews says
OH yes! I LOVE weighted blankets! I made one for both of my sons, but mainly for my oldest, who has autism and sensory processing disorder. I need to make one for myself, but I don’t think I have the patience to make one for my much larger frame!
I totally hear ya!! Isn’t it amazing what its done for the kiddos?!?!
My husband and I have been talking about getting a weighted blanket but had clue what the best brand was to get. Now I know! I will definitely be looking into SnugglePro! Thank you! ?
Absolutely Sweet friend!! You will both love it!
lynn armstrong says
I would totally get one! Ironically I sleep with a pillow on my stomach alot of nights to help get me to sleep. Either that to I miss the weight of my baby sleeping on me after she nurses ; ) Thank you for the suggestion!
Awe…I felt the same way when my little one started sleeping in her own bed. You will definitely love this!!
Jasmine Hewitt says
i’ve often wondered if a weighted blanket would help me sleep!
It has been a pretty amazing experience. I can now say first hand, the benefits are amazing!
Alaina Monster says
I’ve been having to many sleep issues lately. I dont know why, I used to be a great sleeper. I’ll be checking this blanket out!
It’s life changing luv. I would love to know what you think!
while i do not think i need one myself, i do know people who might find this useful. glad that it helps people with sleep issues
Yes, it’s such a wonderful addition to anyones sleep!
I was hoping I would get one for Christmas, lol. I need these weighted blankets in my life!
Oh girl,Yes! you definitely do!
Alissa Ford says
My son has sensory issues so we had a weighted blanked and it worked wonders. But it was not nearly as attractive as the Snuggle Pro. How great to have options that are so aesthetically pleasing! Thanks for sharing, I know many people will benefit from more education on weighted blankets.
I completely agree!! They are wonderful blankets with so many health benefits!
Alissa Ford says
Thanks so much for sharing! My son had sensory issues and we had a weighted blanket. It was a miracle for him (and us). But it was not as cute as the Snuggle Pro options (think just primary colors). Such an awesome product.
Yes, it really is!! Glad it helped with your son!
Tresa | The Mom Blog WI says
I have ALWAYS thought about getting a weighted blanket, but I always worry it’ll be too warm or too heavy. I don’t like being unable to move or turn at night. Thank you for this, though! I’ll definitely have to revisit that thought again.
Those are valid concerns! Just know there are many weights available. I’m not sure about other brands but the Snuggle Pro fabric is cool in summer and warm in winter. Hope this helps a little ?
I really want to try a weighted blanket. It is going on my wish list for sure!
Yes, I think everyone needs one in their life! They are such a wonderful sleep aid.