Reasons to Get a Weighted Blanket

If you have been following me on my blog or social media for any amount of time, then you know I suffer from anxiety. I don't talk about it online as much as I do in real life, but it is a very part of my life. Going to the gym and getting regular exercise has been helping tremendously. I have also tried CBD oil as well. There are many things that trigger it and sometimes it can be debilitating, but I am trying to work through it the best I can.


I recently reached out to SensaCalm about trying out one of their weighted travel blankets. I have a few issues that I wanted to try and resolve with this; 1. I have trouble sleeping when not in my own bed. 2. I have anxiety about going to the dentist. The reason I thought a weighted blanket would help with the later is because when they put the weighted x-ray blanket on me, I always felt a calming sensation. I had asked for them to keep it on me once I realized this and I wasn't as anxious throughout the visit. The next time I went in, I asked if they could put it on me even though they weren't taking x-rays and either they forgot or didn't want to, so the rest of that visit I was back to my over-anxious, crying self (yes, it causes me to cry uncontrollably for unexplained reasons). I have no idea why I get so anxious at the dentist, but going is a necessity.

Here are some reasons why you might consider getting a weighted blanket:

1. Eases Insomnia
2. Helps with Sensory Processing Disorder
3. Reduces Anxiety
4. Eases Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome
5. Helps Fibromyalgia Pain - why I included them in my Mother's Day Gift Guide for my mom
6. Promotes Calm
7. Soothes Symptoms of Panic Disorder
8. Manages Autism Symptoms
9. Helps Manage OCD
10. Improves Sleep Quality
Check out 20 Benefits of Weighted Blanket Therapy for a full list with backed research.




My son struggles with staying in his bed. I received a Dock-A-Tot at the beginning of last year hoping it would help him, but to no avail. This past Christmas, we gave him a Peaceful Pal Snuggle Shark from SensaCalm and it really has been helping him stay in his bed. My son is a snuggler and likes to sleep up against the wall with his shark on the other side and a white noise machine. We have finally found this magic combo to get him to stay in bed and sleep peacefully through the night instead of him trying to climb into bed with us or sleep in our hall closet. Yes, he would do this because he knew if he came into our bed, we would put him back in his.


SensaCalm has been a key part in our family since I had the pleasure to first start working with them and am so excited to offer my readers the chance to win a custom weighted travel blanket. SensaCalm offers their travel blankets in 4, 6, or 8 pounds and also with or without a dimpled backing. They come in three different colors and are constructed in the USA with quality materials. They are also machine washable and dryable!


Enter to WIN!
One VERY LUCKY Nanny to Mommy reader will win a Weighted Travel Blanket from SensaCalm, RV $140+. Entry is simple, just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below. Open Worldwide, must be 18+ to enter. Winner chosen via Random.org through Rafflecopter. All winning entries are verified. Please follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our current giveaways. Check out our Gift Guides and Good luck!


This post is sponsored by SensaCalm. Nanny to Mommy received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are our own. Nanny to Mommy and participating bloggers are NOT responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is open US only, must be 18+ to enter. One entry per household/IP address. No social media was involved in this giveaway in any way. Winner is chosen via Random.org through Rafflecopter. ALL winning entries ARE verified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with all information in email or another winner will be chosen. If you would like to see your product featured in our Gift Guides or sponsor a giveaway event, please contact us.

91 comments

  1. I've heard such good things about weighted blankets, and how they help you sleep better. The added weight is so comforting, like being under a bunch of blankets at once. I'd love to have one for myself.

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  2. I have been reading about weighted blankets. I would love to have one for my son who has anxiety and is on the autism spectrum. It would be nice if this helps him sleep better.

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  3. Like to win it for my daughter she suffers from anxiety and hoping it will help her.

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  4. Very nice I've always wanted to try one.

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  5. WOW you got me when you started to list the reason you needed one............
    Eases Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome - my mother has this problem along with several others on the list. I think it would be good for her to have

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  6. I have fibromyalgia and anxiety and I would love to be able to relax when I sleep.

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  7. I have fibromyalgia and I have read that the weighted blankets help with that so I would like to try it out.

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  8. My son is autistic and a weighted blanket really helps calm him and help him sleep. This would be great for travel without having to lug his much larger one around!!

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  9. I would want a weighted blanket so the blanket stays on my side of the bed.

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  10. I have a grandson I would like to try this with. I think it might help him sleep and calm down a bit. prizewinner (at) hotmail.com

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  11. I would like to try the blanket for my son who has sensory issues. I’m interested to see if it would calm him.

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  12. I would love to try one to see what a difference in my or my kids sleep it would make!

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  13. I've heard great things about weighted blankets. I think it would benefit my husband the most since he has terrible insomnia!

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  14. I would love to win so I could use it for my kids at doctor's appointments.

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  15. I would like a weighted blanket because I hear they are relaxing and help you sleep better.

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  16. Because this might, just make travel easier and enjoyable for a family member that has very extreme anxiety after a car wreck. almost home bound now. so sad.

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  17. I can sometimes toss and turn at night, and have heard weighted blankets would help.

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  18. I get anxious when flying - this would be so helpful!

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  19. I would love to have a weighted blanket. Not just for use when sleeping at night, but to use when trying to relax at home. I have PTSD + anxiety, and often don't go to bed/sleep at night at all (without taking any naps during the day). I've been awake for these last two nights. The reported therapeutic benefits of using a weighted blanket look great to me, and I think that this product would help to reduce my worrying and help me relax.
    --Ann B.

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  20. I have anxiety myself and insomnia. I don't remember the last time slept through the night, usually I wake up at least 4 to 6 times. I have to get up and check the doors, my kids among other things. I've heard great things about these blankets but I haven't tried one yet.

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  21. My daughter works with children with autism. I think she would love to have this blanket for her clients.

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  22. I think I would sleep really well with one of these!

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  23. I suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome, so I think a weighted blanket would most certainly add relief.
    (Tammy Horn)

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  24. I would love to have weighted blanket, I have problems sleeping and think this would be ideal.

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  25. I would like to try a weighted blanket. It might help me sleep better.

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  26. I have alot of stress so this would be very helpful.

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  27. My son has panic disorder and super high anxiety and has a weighted blanket at home. It would be nice to have one to travel with. Staying away from home is very stressful for him. He rarely does it.

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  28. This blanket will give me better quality of sleep.

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  29. I have a lot of anxiety and have always wanted to have one of these.

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  30. I would like a weighted blanket to help me have less anxiety.

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  31. I would love to have this for my 26 year old daughter who has severe panic disorder.

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  32. I have been researching the weighted blankets. I have bad Insomnia and would love to find something to help me go to sleep.

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  33. I would like one to help my son sleep better

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  34. Most of us, have security issues and uses blankets, dolls, sucks their fingers. I have a couple of grandkids that still sleep with their me-mes. That’s their blankets and my one granddaughter sleeps with her stuffed cat, named whiskers. So I really can see how this weighted blanket would make one feel “snug as a bug in a rug”. And keep them really warm also. So this blanket has two functions. It’s a win - win! I like that the blankets are made out of USA made materials, comes in three different colors and weights. They are also machine washable and dryable! I also think the storage bag is a great addition. This was pin worthy. Thank you for sharing!

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  35. I think this might help me with getting to sleep easier and staying asleep

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  36. I have fibromyalgia and I have read that the weighted blankets help with that so I would like to try it out.

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  37. I think this would help my daughter out with her anxiety

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  38. I travel a lot, most of the times during the night. And i feel that this blanket will help me to sleep in the plane. And as light as it is, it will be very easy to carry it.

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  39. to Reduce my Anxiety and provide a good nights sleep well traveling .. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway

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  40. I would like to win for the kid I work for. He has angelman syndrome.

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  41. I think it would help with my anxiety and stress!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  42. I believe it would help me sleep better

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  43. I have heard many things about these blankets, and I think they would be beneficial to my daughter who also suffers from anxiety. This is her last year of school and she is stressing constantly, then she is anxious about going to college, meeting new people etc... so I think this would help her.

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  44. I would love to have this for traveling. We always drive straight through the night to Florida and I can never sleep in the car. I would love to try this out.

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  45. I suffer from a lot of stress and anxiety, I'd love to see if a weighted blanket can help me fall and stay asleep.

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  46. I have anxiety and it's supposed to help with that.

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  47. It will make me fall asleep faster.

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  48. I have really bad anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, sensory issues, POTS and Arnold-Chiari Brain Malformation. I feel like a weight blanket would help me with several of these issues.

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  49. I have severe anxiety and in hopes a weighted blanket would help me out. I hear only positive reviews and would love to give them a try!

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  50. Unfortunately, I have debilitating panic attacks...that I'm trying to help with meditation and the likes, but I would love to try this!!!

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  51. I would love a weighted blanket to help ease insomnia since I have a hard time falling and staying asleep.

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  52. Everyone says it helps them sleep better and I could always use better sleep. :)

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  53. I would like to win a weighted blanket because I have heard a lot of good things about them and I think it would help with anxiety.

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  54. It will help with my restless leg syndrome.

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  55. Ashley Chassereau Parks5/18/2019 10:29:00 PM

    I have a lot of trouble sleeping due to anxiety stemming from a death in the family. I would love to try this as a natural way of helping anxiety.

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  56. I've been wanting to try a weighted blanket for my granddaughter to see if it'll help her sleep better.

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  57. I have both anxiety and insomnia. I would love a travel blanket to take with me on long car trips

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  58. I would love to try one of these because my legs get very restless at night and it drives me nuts.

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  59. I'd like this for my insomnia.

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  60. My daughter she suffers from pain from having Lymphoma so i would love to see how she would feel with this blanket

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  61. I have major anxiety and I would love to use this for that purpose to see if it would help calm me. I would love to win this. Thanks for chance.

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  62. I would love to try a weighted blanket my insomnia goes on for 2-4 days. hoping it helps..thank you

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  63. I would take them on charters to nap on my bus

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  64. I would love to win. This would definitely help me sleep !

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  65. I have read about the benefits of weighted blankets for some people and would like to try it. If it helps me I will keep it, but it if does not I will pass it along until it helps someone.

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  66. I have always had trouble sleeping, sometimes I get complete turned around, sleeping in the day and up all night. I have always wanted to try one.

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  67. I would love to win a weighted blanket to help me with my insomnia

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  68. This would make the night time so much more restful.

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  69. I suffer from insomnia so I will try anything that might help. I've been hearing positive things about weighted blankets.

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  70. I had a weighted blanket for a short time, absolutely loved it, definitely helped me feel more comfortable with my Fibromyalgia. When my 17 year old witnessed our dog attacked and killed by another dog, I gave it to him to see if it would help with his inability to sleep... Never saw my blanket again! I miss it but certainly worth it!

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  71. I would like to try a weighted blanket because it is supposed to help with sleep and anxiety.

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  72. My nephew has high functioning autism and he always has to have his sweatshirt on, even if it is in the 90's. I think we not only need this but we need to look for weighted clothing like tee's.

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  73. I'd love a weighted blanket because I read about them and I hear they help you sleep better at night and I need something like that to help sooth me and relax me and sleep better.

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  74. I think it would be good for helping with RLS.

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  75. It sounds good to help with anxiety.

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  76. Sometimes my leg gets numb or keeps moving- I think I may have RLS. And I always have a hard time GOING to sleep, even after taking Ambien. Its nuts. Maybe a weighted blanket would be good for me?

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  77. Sherry Compton5/23/2019 01:48:00 PM

    I would love to get one for my daughter to try. She has a lot of pain issues that has recently lead to anxiety problems and trouble sleeping.

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  78. i would like to try one with my son who has anxiety and seems to have difficulties falling asleep

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  79. I would love to give this blanket a try. I do have a hard time going to sleep at night.

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  80. I have anxiety and PTSD and I hear that this may help.

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  81. I have to keep my heat low because my electric bill gets to high, on 63, so me and my dog get freezing and spend a lot of time under the covers, this would be really warm

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  82. I would like the blanket to keep me warm while traveling

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  83. I've heard that they help with sleep and I think they'd give me more nighttime comfort. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. I have been seeing lots of ads for weighted blankets, and they sound cozy & comforting!

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  85. I always need to have some weight on me while sleeping and sometimes that means having three blankets on IN THE SUMMER. I have been wanting a weighted blanket for a long time and would love this one.

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  86. I've been reading about the benefits of these blankets for kids -- would like to win this for my grandson.

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  87. I would love the blanket to help with my insomnia.

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  88. i would love this blanket it looks cozy ty :)

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  89. I'd love to win it for my son who is on the Autism Spectrum. He loves to sit under a blanket, and I've always wanted to try a weighted blanket with him.

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♥,
Diana