This Weighted Blanket Has Helped People With Anxiety, Insomnia, and PTSD Sleep Through the Night

And it's on sale ahead of Prime Day.
By Health
October 12, 2020
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This story originally appeared on Health.com by Braelyn Wood.

It’s been a year. On top of the typical anxiety-inducing issues in the world, 2020 also has an election and a global pandemic. Needless to say, we could all benefit from an all-natural anxiety reliever right about now. Luckily, there’s an early Amazon Prime Day Deal that’s got you covered. 

The ZonLi Weighted Blanket (Buy It, $70, amazon.com), adored by more than 9,000 shoppers, is currently $15 off on Amazon. The 6-layer quilted blanket is filled with non-toxic glass beads that add up to 30 pounds of weight, and this addition transforms the blanket from a casual snuggle buddy into a bonafide anxiety crusher. 

That’s because the weighted sensation is believed to mimic deep pressure stimulation, a therapy that relaxes the nervous system through firm but gentle touches like hugs, squeezes, or holding. As a result, it can be soothing to people with anxiety-induced insomniaPTSD, or muscle spasms. Plus, it even helps relieve pain for some people — take, for example, this reviewer that suffers from fibromyalgia.

Need further proof? In a 2008 study published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 63% of participants reported reduced anxiety after sleeping with a 30-pound weighted blanket. And the reviews for the ZonLi Weighted Blanket are filled with testimonies from shoppers saying this 30-pound option has given them the best sleep in years — if not decades. (Related: The Best Cooling Weighted Blankets for Hot Sleepers)

“My wife loves this blanket,” wrote a reviewer. “She went from being a jumping bean in bed while sleeping to a still log. I think it's ridiculous to have that much weight on you, but I have to admit that after years of putting up with her sleep issues and complaints, and seeing the difference in the last month with this blanket, I'm a believer.”

Another confirmed: “I literally slept through the entire night for the first time in 10 years. The blanket I invested in is slightly heavier for my body weight, but I cannot tell you the difference in my sleep pattern. It is a game changer for sure. The weight is evenly distributed and covers enough of the bed that my wife can also enjoy. This product is super soft as well and cleans easily. I have been spreading the word.”

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Buy It: ZonLi Weighted Blanket, $55 with coupon, was $70, amazon.com

And while there are plenty of weighted blankets on the market, this affordable option stands out for its under-$100 price point that’s met with a high-quality design. The beads are sewn into small squares to ensure even weight distribution and are padded with microfiber and cotton to keep it comfy. Plus, the blanket comes with a range of duvet options, including cotton to keep it breathablefaux mink to keep it cozy, or silky bamboo to keep it cool. (Related: This Blanket Makes Me Look Forward to Coming Home Every Night)

To make the most of a weighted blanket, it’s recommended to purchase one that’s about 10% of your body weight. Otherwise, the color and size are totally up to your preference. And with an Amazon coupon available that’ll save you $15 on your new home addition (the discounted price will be reflected at checkout), there’s never been a better time to give this natural anxiety remedy a try.