If you’ve ever lived in an apartment with a radiator, you know how difficult it is to wake up in the middle of the night sweating. I have nothing against radiators, but the quantity of heat they generate keeps me from sleeping. All of that changed, thankfully, when Bearaby gave me this soothing weighted blanket.
Because it’s constructed of eucalyptus, a moisture-wicking fabric that takes perspiration away from the skin and cools the body, the Tree Napper is great for sleeping in warmer conditions. Thanks to Tencel, it’s also incredibly soft and comfy. It’s also available in eight earthy and warm hues, ranging from chocolate to rosemary.
The blanket is available in three different weights (15, 20, and 25 pounds) to simulate deep pressure stimulation. The pressure catalyzes the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin, which helps you go asleep and remain asleep while also lowering stress levels, according to the National Sleep Foundation—no it’s a surprise that I feel instantaneously calmer. I normally fall asleep in 10 to 15 minutes after pulling the 15-pound napper over my shoulders.
The manufacturer suggests that you choose a blanket weight that is 10% of your body weight, and if you’re in-between weights, go with the heavier one.
“My cotton napper weighted blanket has become my obsession. It’s well made and feels both solid and safe while yet being tight and comfortable “one Bearaby client noted. “I have a habit of sleeping overheated and tossing off every other blanket in the middle of the night—but not this one! It’s both chilly and warm at the same time; it’s almost mystical. I’ve also observed that losing weight helps with my autistic meltdowns and anxiety.”
Even a sceptic of weighted blankets was taken aback: “I’m sleeping better and more regularly than I have in the previous three years. I wasn’t sure if a weighted blanket would help, but it has reduced my restlessness and helped me sleep better.”
If you’re in between blanket weights, go with the heavier variety, according to the manufacturer.