I often find myself having chronic pain in my legs and feet. It’s not constant, but when it comes, that’s all that I can think about. Luckily, I may have found something to help reduce those painful symptoms. I’m talking about a weighted blanket.
I haven’t gotten a diagnosis from a doctor because I’m afraid of what it could be, but I have been doing some research. One possibility is that it could be Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the world and many don’t even know they have it. In fact, it affects 1.5-2 million people just in the UK!
What’s even more interesting is the fact that there’s no specific cure, yet many mentioned the use of a weighted blanket and how it can possibly help to alleviate the symptoms. That’s what led me to try one myself, and I’m so glad I did.
I spent a few days looking for the perfect weighted blanket (spoiler – it’s this blanket).
I was surprised to see just how expensive the bloody things are. That was until I came across the company Kuddly. It really stood out to me because they had countless reviews just raving about the quality and softness of their weighted blanket.
With more reserach, I saw that the Kuddly Blankets had the perfect weight so it wouldn’t feel overwhelming when laying under it. I was also pleasantly surprised with the amazing price!
They even offer free express shipping, so how could I say no?
My package arrived just as quickly as Kuddly said it would. As soon as I opened it up, I could see that the reviews were not lying. The blanket felt so very soft in my hands and I could definitely feel how heavy it was. Any heavier and my arms would hurt too!
I found myself quickly wrapping it around me and just feeling a sense of relief and calmness. The first night I remember having it wrapped around me as I watched the telly, and let me tell you. It was the most comforting experience I’ve had in a very long time.
Many fibro-warriors mentioned how when we were young, we’d sleep under layers of blankets to keep us warm and the pressure of those layers comforted us while we drifted off to sleep. This was because the pressure releases a feel-good hormone that promotes peace and well-being.
I am happy to say that my Kuddly Weighted Blanket gave me that same sort of feeling at night, and ever since, I’ve been able to sleep soundlessly through the night. Very rarely, now, do I wake up with that pain in my legs and feet.
They say it can take a few weeks to feel the benefits of a weighted blanket, but after a couple of nights under my Kuddly, I now wake up refreshed in the morning.
I think everyone should give a weighted blanket a try, even Firbo-warrior, Sue Ingebretson says so: “sometimes we need to try something for ourselves.” And I think she’s right, especially when most companies give customers a 30 day night’s trial. Kuddly does.
In fact, if you don’t feel as if your Kuddly is helping alleviate your symptoms, then you can easily return it for a full refund.