5 Ways to Use a Heavy (Gravity, Weighted) Blanket

Please consider the following as ideas and NOT medical advice, or advice in any form. If you wish to try these suggestions, please consider any reasons why you might not want to and do so at your own risk, and please don’t try these on children who may not be able to move a heavy blanket as easily. Thank you.

I recently got a heavy blanket, also known as a weighted blanket or gravity blanket, after hearing about their potential benefits to help one sleep better. Click here to see just one of many articles that can tell you more about these blankets. The basic idea is it makes you feel like you’re in a cocoon or hug, and that comforting feeling, for those to whom it is comforting, helps you sleep better, possibly even faster from getting into bed. The recommended weight is about 10% of body weight, though I’m not sure why 10% and not, say 15% or 5%, but just keep that in mind in reading this.

The recommended weight didn’t matter the least to me, as you’ll see, in my experimentation for ways I can layout the blanket to be used. I LOVE this blanket almost any way I lay it out for use! These configurations completely throw off the weight distribution, which is part of what I was looking for, to get more weight in some areas and less in others. Below are the five configurations I came up with, and what I liked and didn’t like about each. You may find one or more of these configurations to your liking, if you haven’t thought about using the blanket in some other way than just slipping under it. Not all of these configurations might work for you depending on your relative size to your blanket. I’m pretty small so all of these can work for me with a 4′ x 6′ heavy blanket.

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How You Like Me Now by the Heavy as My New Swagger Song

For the past handful of years, I’ve been exploring lots of new music and noting songs I’ve heard for the first time ever which I absolutely loved. At the end of the year, I share a CD’s worth of them (70 minutes max) with people.

This year will be the first year I will have had a blog all year where I could share these songs as I encounter them. Pending how many I come across, some songs may not make the final cut. However, I’m a little behind “schedule” for discovering new songs I love this year. So far, I can only count (Pham Quynh Anh) and (Jason Collett).

Today, though, my sister sent me a link to the Kia Sorrento commercial from the Super Bowl this year with one rockin’ song!

I’m a big NFL fan and I watched the Super Bowl, but they don’t show such commercials on the Canadian broadcasts.

It’s a great commercial, with the music contributing as much as anything else to why I loved it. Mind you, the sew on tattoo on the teddy bear was quite charming, too.

The music in the commercial was by a group called The Heavy, from England. Besides being one rockin’ song, though, I felt it also had a lot of swagger, which suits me just fine having just come back from New York City with a swagger in my gait.

Now there was a time
When you loved me so
I could have been wrong
But now you needed to know
See, I’ve been a bad, bad, bad, bad man
And I’m in deep, Yes I am
I found a brand new love for this man
And I can’t wait till you see
I can’t wait

So how you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

Remember the time
When I eat you up
You know that I wasn’t lyin’
that you can’t give up
So if I was to cheat
on you baby would you see right through me
If I sing a sad, sad, sad, sad song
would you give it to me

How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

Does that make you love me baby
Does that make you want me baby
Does that make you love me baby
Does that make you want me baby

How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

I just love the beat and chorus. I’m not feeling angry or bitter or anything like the tone towards someone in the lyrics. I don’t think of anybody when I listen to it. Just the beat and chorus. But that’s the beauty of music. You can like it for anything you want.

I like the song so much, in fact, I’m making it my official new swagger song.

And it’s working so well that just after half a day with it in my head, I feel like I need a hip replacement already! 🙂

Thanks for the intro, lil’sis! We do like some things in common after all. 🙂

You can listen to more of the Heavy’s music on The Heavy’s MySpace page.


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Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 5.3