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Forums / Staying well / Weighted Blankets

Topic: Weighted Blankets

10 posts, 0 answered
  1. 16sundayz
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    2 December 2018

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum to be posting this in but here goes. After hearing about weighted blankets being comforting for people with autism, I wondered if they would give the same comfort for those suffering with anxiety? Does anyone use one? I can't seem to find anywhere in Australia that makes or even sells them. If you have one, could you please let me know how much it cost and where you go it from?

    Thanks

  2. Rod1223
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    2 December 2018 in reply to 16sundayz

    Hi

    Weighted blankets should help. And supplier in Australia.

  3. rusti4
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    2 December 2018 in reply to 16sundayz

    I have one. And I love it. I longed for my bed the other weekend as I was having a tough time. I dunno why or how it works, but it makes me feel better. And it's so so soft.

    I got mine from therapyblanket

  4. smallwolf
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    2 December 2018 in reply to 16sundayz

    Hi. I don't use them myself but after you said you could not find any i went to google and entered

    Weighted blankets

    And came up with a bunch of pages in Australia. One site is

    therapyblanket.com.au

    And as you will find there are other sites as well. Other users might have experience with them and tell you what to look out for etc.

    Hope that helps

    Tim

  5. Pippy59
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    2 December 2018 in reply to 16sundayz

    Hi

    I am in the process of buying one for my partner. There are a few websites. Try neptune blanket

  6. 16sundayz
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    2 December 2018
    Thanks for the replies smallwolf and Pippy59 but since I'm not working I can't afford to be spending that amount of money on one. I'll have to save up some money and get it in a few months.
  7. Sleepy21
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    11 July 2020
    hi all - i'm just wandering if any of the users of the forum new and old have any experience using weighted blankets?
    They had some when I was in hospital and I liked them. I know they aren't cheap but am considering getting one. If you bought a weighted blanket, do you use it? Do you find it helpful?
  8. CMF
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    11 July 2020 in reply to Sleepy21
    Hi,

    I have seen them at Harris Scarce. I think they were $80-$100. Haven't tried one but would like to.

    Cmf x
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  9. Sleepy21
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    11 July 2020

    wow extremely helpful and quick - thanks so so much CMF!!

    i've heard around that mark. In hospital they had a really big one and a smaller one, both did the trick!

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  10. Sleepy21
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    12 July 2020
    Harris Scarfe entirely, nationally, sold out of weighted blankets (what?!) - so i'm looking further. They seem to all be around the same price, generally below 100 dollars. It's an investment but from my experience they do offer some soothing benefits. It's like a warm hug.
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