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Happy ❤ Day! (and) How heavy should your weighted blanket be?

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Happy ❤ Day! (and) How heavy should your weighted blanket be?
Have you heard of the weighted blanket magic formula?

If not, here it is:  the total blanket weight should be 10% of the body weight plus 1 or 2 pounds.

Simple, eh?

As long as you don’t think about it, it's a good formula.

But I’ve thought about it, and let me share with you why I don’t â¤ it.


Quotes
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.
~Richard P. Feynman


Action Ideas
1. An obvious concern about ‘the magic formula’ is that it is incomplete.

A better formula would be weight/sq meter or feet. Without knowing how big the blanket is, the total weight is meaningless.

To clarify, an example: two blankets, each weighing 10 lb. One blanket is 1x1 meter, the other is 2x2 meters. The first one will have 10 lb/sq m resting on the body. The second on will have 2.5 lb/sq m since it has the surface area of 4 – 1 square meters.
 
2. Show me the numbers! There has been very little research on weighted blankets. Most of what we know has been anecdotal. Certainly not enough research to develop a magic formula.
 
3. Is body weight the best consideration? Let me share my anecdotal evidence with you. The discrepancy between these two people’s experience with weighted blankets struck me, especially because I worked with both people at about the same time.

The first was a not-tall man, about 170 lb, who had a very physically demanding job. Thirty lbs was needed to coax him to sleep. The second was a taller female, about 260 lbs, with a less demanding job. Ten lb sent her off to dreamland. Opposite to the formula.
 
4. Do all symptoms require the same amount of weight? Is it the same mechanism that causes anxiety in person A, also causes mid-night waking in person B? If not, then why would the same amount of weight be needed?
 
5. Does the intensity of the symptom influence the weight needed? Someone who struggles to sleep for 4 hours might need a different weight than someone who tosses and turns for 1 hour.

6. Our solution: Test one of our weighted blankets (a one-piece or two piece weighted blanket). If it is not helpful, then return it, in like-new condition, within a month, for a full refund.

*People of the Calgary area â€“ one our silver minky 10 lb blankets in Calgary right now. See below for more info.
 
You can ‘rest assured’, we’ll take care of you.

❤❤❤Please also take care of yourself as well as those your love on this St. Valentine's Day.
A healthy, happy you is a great gift to those you love as well as the rest of the world. â¤â¤â¤

Providing calmness & comfort, learning & laughter,

InnovAID Inc.
www.InnovAID.ca

P.S. Recently, someone in Calgary trialed one of our 10 lb silver minky blankets and didn’t work (as with many things in life, there are no guarantees it will work). It has been kept in a duvet cover so it like new. 

Normally, it would be mailed back, but I thought there might be someone in Calgary who would like to look at it, and if interested, save on shippingLet me know!

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