“The second I put it around me, I felt instantly calmer and at ease.”

By Rebecca Carhart
March 19, 2020
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If you find yourself unable to fall asleep or you’re dealing with anxiety, it might be time to invest in a weighted blanket. While these therapeutic devices have been popular for a while now, they do lean on the expensive side, with some options retailing for several hundred dollars apiece. But if you’ve been interested in giving one a try, now is the perfect time.

Amazon’s best-selling option, the YnM Weighted Blanket, is currently on sale for up to 47 percent off. This blanket may look like a regular cotton or down comforter, but it is filled with anywhere from five to 30 pounds of hypoallergenic glass beads. The constant pressure provided by the weights helps produce a soothing, hug-like sensation that may calm you and make you feel more relaxed. 

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The popular weighted blanket is made from a super-soft breathable material and features stitched inner pockets to keep the weight of the beads distributed evenly. Almost 5,000 Amazon shoppers love it so much, they have given it a perfect five-star rating. 

“The moment that I wrapped myself in this blanket, I felt like I was being hugged by clouds,” wrote one shopper. “I’ve gotten the best [sleep] that I’ve had in a while because of this blanket. 10/10 would recommend it!”

“This one is perfect for watching TV on the couch and really helps with anxiety, but the biggest difference is in my quality of sleep,” wrote another. “I suffer from PTSD and haven’t slept well most of my life. I can’t explain how, but this blanket is making me sleep more deeply and I feel more restored. Never in a million years would I have thought that would happen. It’s soft and doesn’t make me hotter while sleeping. Love it!”

While there are 21 colors and 14 sizes and weights to choose from, one of the most popular options is the 48-by-72-inch blanket (the perfect size for both full- and queen-size beds) that is filled with 15 pounds of weights. This blanket normally retails for $80, but right now, it can be yours for just $43 — making this one deal that’s too good to pass up.

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To buy: amazon.com, from $43 (originally from $80)

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