For those of you reading about weighted blankets for the first time, professionals suggest twenty minutes under a weighted blanket has a calming effect. It will smooth tangled senses and refresh an overwhelmed mind.
I use mine once or twice for a quick refresher, on a good day. I use it every hour on a bad day. I put a folded pillow case over my eyes and a pillow against each ear to block out light and sound. If I am especially tense or overwhelmed, I include a meditation recording to appease my vitriolic mind. Usually within fifteen minutes I am hovering comfortably just below consciousness. I like that spot. It’s rejuvenating and inspirational, like dreaming with just one eye closed.