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    • #19120
      Ally
      Keymaster

      A few months ago we released a flash briefing about how weighted blankets can help people with Parkinson’s get a good night’s sleep. You can listen to it here.

      Have you tried sleeping with a weighted blanket, and did it help? For those who haven’t tried sleeping with a weighted blanket, does this idea appeal to you?

    • #19121
      Susan Markush
      Participant

      I started sleeping with more and more blankets on me before I was diagnosed- even during the summer. I wonder if I figured out it helped me sleep before I knew the reason. I definitely get a better night sleep with weighted blankets!

      Susan

    • #19127
      Jo S.
      Participant

      I have a weighted blanket and love it, but not in the summer heat. I’ve always liked having some extra weight on me when I sleep, and it’s especially appreciated now that I have PD. I originally purchased one that was too heavy and couldn’t even lift it off me when I got too hot. We returned it and purchased one that was better suited to my smaller size/weight. Getting one with the right weight is essential.

    • #19130
      Ally
      Keymaster

      Hi Jo and Susan, I sleep with a duvet (even in the summer) which isn’t quite a weighted blanket but I find the little bit of extra weight helps me, too. My dog wears a weighted vest during storms and it helps him feel less anxious. I suspect the duvet has a similar impact on me!

    • #19133
      Jo S.
      Participant

      The extra weight is definitely calming for me, Ally. Maybe I should get a weighted vest too! 😉

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