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weighted blankets

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by vli, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. vli

    vli

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    has anyone found these helpful for sleep, pain etc?

    just wondering whether it is worth my investing in one. thanks.
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Weighted sounds like the worst things for me. The lighter the better. My arms are very weak and I get exhausted when I have to use my arms. So moving a weighted blanket every time I have to get up to go to the bathroom or roll over would be a nightmare.

    I have a down comforter which I love. Lighter is definitely better for me.

    Mink
     
  3. peggy-sue

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    I would not have thought they would help at all - light is good.

    When we went looking to buy a new bed, I tried out a memory foam matress - it was a nightmare!

    I could not move on it at all.

    If I put my hand on one spot to try to lever myself over, all that happened was I sank into it.:sluggish:

    It was worse than trying to walk on sand.

    We got memory foam pillows though - and they are good. They don't sink as much as real ones.

    The only problem is they are sweaty. That's synthetics for you.
     
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  4. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    Never heard of them.

    I also need something not too heavy, but not really light.
     
  5. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I can't use memory foam at all because I sleep hot and it retains heat. I have a featherbed which is fine in winter but in summer I'm miserable.

    Mink
     
  6. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    There's a certain method of rolling which works pretty well. :rofl:
     
  7. peggy-sue

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    :eek: You still need some leverage to roll...

    unless you're talking about something entirely different.. ?;)
     

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