After being postponed earlier this summer, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is finally here. The sale started today (Oct. 13) and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 14. If you've been hoping to score a weighted blanket on deep discount, we've got good news: several popular picks are on sale right now for Prime Day—you just have to be a Prime member to shop. And if you've never used a weighted blanket before but have been considering trying one, now's the perfect time.
Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular over the years for a few reasons. For one, they're cozy and soothing thanks to the gentle pressure they put on the body (many weighted blanket fans liken them to the feeling of a hug or being held!), meaning they can help you destress and unwind. They can also help with restlessness, especially if you toss and turn a lot at night—that same gentle pressure can encourage stillness and keep you from moving around a lot at night, according to Sleep.org. Weighted blankets are also known to help people with Sensory Processing Disorder.
If you've never bought a weighted blanket before, make sure you do the math before you buy. Weighted blankets come in various weight options and it's important to go with one that works for your body. Popular weighted blanket brand Gravity recommends choosing one that is around 10 percent of your body weight as the standard, but you should also take into consideration how heavy you want it to feel or whether or not you're sensitive to a lot of pressure.
Personally, I prefer much lighter pressure and that standard 10 percent feels too heavy to me, so I typically use one that's around five percent of my body weight instead and I can still feel a difference. But, some people might prefer more pressure and might want to round up—it's all about what you think will work best for your body.
If you're ready to take the plunge, these top-rated weighted blankets are on sale right now, most with a discount of around 20 percent off—and if you search Amazon, you might find even more.
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