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Tips for those weighing whether to join the heavy-blanket craze

Jan 24, 2019 - The Washington Post
Financial Results

If 2017 was the year of the Instant Pot, 2018 was the year to gift or get a weighted blanket - a duvetlike bed cover weighing from five to 25 pounds. Never heard of one? Neither had I, until I got this assignment. But they are a hot commodity. For example, the Gravity Blanket, which began as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017, reports $16.5 million in sales for 2018.

The theory is that a heavier-than-normal blanket hugs a sleeper, and may prevent tossing and turning. As a result, the sleeper f...