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How to make a weighted blanket

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Before you get down to sewing your weighted blanket, there a few important steps to consider!

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What Are the Best Pellets to Fill a Weighted Blanket With?

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There are a variety of fillings to choose from to use in a weighted blanket.  What is best and has the longest lasting effect? The most popular options are polypropylene (PP) pellets and glass beads.  Here are few things to consider when making your purchase: 1) Toxicity Seems like a big deal since its covering your body, right?! It's important to look for BPA-free, non-toxic polypropylene pellets. BPA exhibits toxic, endocrine, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in living organisms...something you want to stay clear of. Consider using a virgin material to avoid toxicity. 2) Odor This can be common in recycled plastic due to the additives...

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Dr. Oz's review of weighted blankets

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Dr. Oz answers the question of the validity of weighted blankets.  If anxiety is keeping you up at night, a blanket with weights sewn into it might get you to dreamland faster. Oz Says: I think they're worth a try. When scientists found that these blankets could help calm people with anxiety, ADHD, and autism, they wondered if everyday restless sleepers could benefit too. The results of a small study done with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst suggest yes: "The blankets helped about 75 percent of the people we studied fall and stay asleep," says study author Tina Champagne. Users describe...

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