Let’s review the ZonLi Weighted Blanket, does it work, do you sleep better, is it worth the cost, and what is a Weighted Blanket?
Some studies have showed that sleeping with a weighted blanket could improve your sleep and even help with anxiety. This idea of using weight as a calming strategy does have some basis in current medical practice.
“Weighted blankets have been around for a long time, especially for kids with autism or behavioral disturbances,” says Dr. Cristina Cusin, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It is one of the sensory tools commonly used in psychiatric units. Patients who are in distress may choose different types of sensory activities — holding a cold object, smelling particular aromas, manipulating dough, building objects, doing arts and crafts — to try to calm down.”
But there is also some medical evidence showing that sleeping under a weighted blanket did help improve sleep. In a study published in the 2015 Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders, four out of five study participants said they liked the weighted blanket. Those in this group slept longer and spent less time awake in the middle of the night while using the weighted blanket, sleep testing showed. Study participants also said they found it easier to settle down to sleep with the weighted blanket. Plus, they reported getting better sleep and feeling more refreshed the next morning.
There is also some studies that have been done on kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The kids who slept with the weighted blanket, reduced the time it took to fall asleep and the number of middle-of-the-night awakenings to a level comparable to children without ADHD.
I will say this, the there is an initial getting used to sleeping with the ZonLi Weighted Blanket. But once you do, well you feel weighted down a bit and almost like if you are being hugged all night. If you are not sleeping alone, your partner could move the blankets, and next thing you know they are on the floor. This happens due to the weight of the blankets.
The ZonLi Weighted Blanket is breathable and washable. If you have to take this to a laundry mat to wash it for you, it could get a little pricey due to the weight.
Most people say to buy a blanket that weighs approximately 10% of your body weight. This means that if you weigh 150 pounds you buy a 15 pound weighted blanket.
Well we discussed the weight… how about the size?
Here is a video from the Mayo Clinic on how a weighted blanket may lift anxiety.
Here is another video review of the ZonLi Weighted Blanket this one by Mattress Clarity
Finally, here is Matt Glover giving his review of the Zonli Weighted Blanket after having used it for a month. (The price is not $150, they have lowered since this video review)
I don’t know about you, but a good night sleep has no price tag, and is this ZonLi Weighted Blanket can improve sleep for under $100 – Definitely worth the price!