Can a Weighted Blanket Help My 20 Year Old?
Our experience with a weighted blanket
I wanted to share with you all about our experience with a weighted blanket; first, because it is a great product and second, because my daughter is 20 years old. I knew about weighted blankets, but for some reason, I never really considered purchasing one for her because I’d always only seen the cute little sizes for little kids. As I think about it more, it might also be that I have become somewhat complacent (and adjusted) to how we’re living life; when you do things for so long, the same way, it somehow seems “normal” and there is a false sense of “calm” and “routine”. Again, I never really thought about getting my daughter a weighted blanket until her behavior therapist suggested it. This also came at the time when they suggested that we redo her room to a more “sensory-friendly” room. So, I thought “why not?” This is our “real life experience”, we were not paid by Sensacalm to do a review or to provide any kind of a promotional post for them. We wanted to share with you because we were quite impressed with the results from the weighted blanket.
My daughter has always had issues with sleeping; she gets up out of bed several times every night and always woke up before 7 o’clock am. This started when she was still an infant and has continued ever since then. Our big “A-ha” moment came on the very first night after receiving the weighted blanket. She not only stayed in bed, but she actually slept in past 8 o’clock am. She even slept in until 8:27am one morning, which is a “record” in our world.
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