Weighted Blankets

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Weighted Blankets

Postby Debrasuzan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:49 pm

It has been awhile since I have been active on the RLS Discussion Board, but I am back. Recently I have been asked if a weighted blanket would help with night time RLS/PLMD. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this subject?

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Re: Weighted Blankets

Postby badnights » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:52 pm

I have never committed the funds to buying one to find out, but I admit I have often wondered. I think sometimes it might help and sometimes it might drive me mad.
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Re: Weighted Blankets

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:02 am

I haven't seen enough to convince me that the high cost of a good weighted blanket was worth taking a chance.
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Re: Weighted Blankets

Postby Yankiwi » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:17 am

I think a weighted blanket would make my legs worse, as anything confining does.

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Re: Weighted Blankets

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:53 pm

Yankiwi wrote:I think a weighted blanket would make my legs worse, as anything confining does.


I tend to agree. I don't even like the feel of fabric on my skin.
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