I’m excited to finally be reviewing one of my favorite products of 2019 so far: My gravity blanket!
I first learned about gravity blankets from my friend Grace’s podcast, Bad on Paper. Her co-host Becca shared how life changing it was, so Grace ended up buying one and reviewing it on her blog. After that I was totally sold, and put it at the top off my Christmas list. Anel bought it for me, and since then I’m a total convert. I use it every single day and it makes me feel calm, comfortable, and comforted.
Here are answers to the most common questions I get about the gravity blanket:
What gravity blanket should I buy?
I told Anel to just buy the one that Grace recommended, but he wanted to do his own research and ended up buying this YnM Gravity Blanket from Amazon. It looks very similar to hers, but the price is slightly lower. It comes in multiple weights, colors, and sizes. Mine ended up being $100 but the prices changes depending on the weight and size. Based on all of the blankets I’ve seen, this seems pretty average. Some are much more expensive but I can’t imagine that they’re that much better.
I don’t have a cover on mine, but now that Anel is sleeping with it, I wanted something that I could easily clean so I bought this cover yesterday. It’s by the same brand and the Amazon reviews are good so I assume it’s great but can’t speak to it yet. I’ll give you one guess as to which one I got. #bluestripes4eva
What is the best weight to buy?
I have it in 60×80 at 20 lbs. It’s pretty heavy and I like that extra weight, but they recommend that you choose a blanket that weighs about 10% of your body weight plus one. But 20lbs works well for me! It feels like each compartment is filled with a sand bag, but it’s actually glass beads which prevent movement and noise while you’re resting. It also keeps the weight evenly distributed.
When do you use the gravity blanket?
I only use it at night when I read before bed. It makes me feel really calm, so it doesn’t make much sense during the day. I put it over our regular comforter so I get both the warmth and the heat. Literally the blanket itself makes me even more excited to read every night!
Does the gravity blanket help with anxiety?
Yes, 100%. The only exception to my rule of not using it during the day is if I feel anxious. I’ll literally move to the couch, put it over me, and work from under it for 30 minutes and my anxiety is usually almost if not all the way gone. Historically, my anxiety has been the worst at night, and I find that I no longer get it before bed.
Do you sleep with the gravity blanket?
Personally, no. I get really hot when I sleep and all that weight on top of me just made me way too warm when I tried it. That said, until I woke up in a sweat, it was awesome and it made me feel like I was sleeping in a cozy cocoon. If you run cold at night, definitely test it out. Anel actually sleeps with mine every night and swears that his sleep is deeper because of it. As soon as he comes to bed, I pass it off to him and he puts it over his side of the bed. It’s twin-sized so it works for that.
It doesn’t look very cozy!
This obviously isn’t a question, but I get this comment every time I post about it and it’s totally valid. It’s not a super cozy blanket so don’t think of it as one. It has it’s purpose and you can totally layer it over a softer, cozier one. It’s basically just like a plain duvet… but heavy.
I love my gravity blanket because it makes me feel physically comforted like a hug. That’s the only way that I can really describe it! Have you tried a gravity blanket?
Photo by Julia Dags.