Please note that this blog post was sponsored by Ashley Bridget and Dreamhug.ca; I received a weighted blanket in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed in this post are my own and weren’t influenced by the brand in any way.
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Hello all, apologies for the long delay in posting; I have had a rough winter dealing with massive dips in my mental health. Nevertheless, I assure you that I am starting to get back to the grind, starting with today’s post that was kindly sponsored by the people at Dreamhug.ca.
As a person with severe anxiety, a weighted blanket is a product that has been on my wishlist for some time now; I had heard numerous great things surrounding them, and I wanted to see if weighted blankets had any impact on my bedtime anxiety. So, when I got an email from Ashley Bridget regarding a partnership with Dreamhug, I was completely up for it.
The Benefits of Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets have become massively popular recently after being studied extensively; proven to have several benefits on a person’s wellbeing. These benefits include:
- Improved sleep
- Helps manage symptoms anxiety and other nervous system disorders (also effective for autism)
- Releases serotonin; helping reduce stress levels
- Recreates the sensation of being hugged
You can read more about the benefits of weighted blankets by checking out the following links:
The Packaging and “Assembly”
First off, my Dreamhug blanket arrived surprisingly quickly via Canada Post; packaged neatly in a cardboard box with the cover and blanket folded separately.
To be honest, I was rather impressed with the shipping process as the package was not a light one; I expected the parcel pickup to be much more complicate.
Once removed from the box, the blanket is simple to put together; simply stuff the interior portion into the cover, and use the ties in each corner to prevent the blanket from bunching when in use.
My Dreamhug Experience
As I previously mentioned, bedtime is a particularly anxious time for me; I find it incredibly difficult to settle in a lot of the time; which made me enthusiastic to give the Dreamhug experience a try.
The blanket itself is 48″x 72″, weighs 20lbs, and is filled with high-density plastic poly pellets; evenly distributing the pressure over the body (to illustrate, my blanket covers approximately 3/4 of my queen bed).
I’ve been using my weighted blanket for several nights at this point, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. While the blanket doesn’t completely eliminate my anxiety, the gentle, even pressure makes one feel comforted and secure, without being overly heated.
However, with the positives in mind, my only issue with the product is that my dog loves my Dreamhug too; it’s a nightly struggle trying to remove her so that I can have space under the blanket. Fortunately, the fleecy cover is easy to remove for washing purposes.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend this product to my fellow anxiety sufferers; it may make a noticeable difference to your bedtime routine.
Many thanks to the people at Dreamhug and Ashley Bridget for connecting with me for this partnership.
To those of you reading, do you own a weighted blanket? what are your thoughts?