As the winter months get closer and closer, I fear that dreaded feeling. No, not the snowfall or chilling temperatures––I do fancy those––what I fear is the burning sensation of indoor heating! Being a hot sleeper means that I suffer through the warm summer nights, and then again when the rest of my household wants to crank the heat up during winter.
That’s why I needed to invest in a kuddly cooling blanket, and I am glad that I did. Here is my journey to a better, cooler sleeping experience, thanks to the kuddly cooling blanket!
I used to suffer from chronic sleep loss because I am such a hot sleeper. I’d be waking up in the middle of the night in puddles of sweat. This meant an increase in my anxiety and depression, to the point I couldn’t be bothered to perform simple, everyday tasks.
What didn’t help was that I couldn’t find respite even during the winter months. My hubby gets cold fairly quickly, and so he puts the heat on at night. That is a no-go for me, as it means I’ll be laying in a pool of sweats still.
After browsing the internet for the top weighted blanket brands in the UK, I opted for the kuddly cooling blanket as it claimed to provide all the comforting benefits a weighted blanket offers and it was going to keep you comfortably cool too. It was made for hot sleepers.
The best part, kudd.ly™ is a brand known for its high-quality products, fast delivery times, and reasonable prices.
And I took advantage of this attractive offer:
Get 2 for £89 and receive a FREE SLEEP mask. I got one for me and one for my hubby.
Once I pressed the complete order button, I was itching to try out my new purchase. The company offers free express shipping, so I didn’t have long to wait, which was another plus.
A day later, my parcel arrived, and I gleefully tore into it. Just look at how brilliant they look: I got both colours—cooling mist and glacial grey with the 2 for £89 deal!
My first thought after opening the parcel was the quality. My God, THE QUALITY. It was clear it was money well spent. And they were both so soft, I immediately took it with me to the sofa while my hubby and I watched the tele.
As a child, I was surprisingly such a good sleeper. I could easily fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. But then as I aged, my anxiety became worse, and I was no longer sleeping well. I would periodically wake up in the night to switch positions, feeling uncomfortable, restless, and too hot.
I am happy to report that since sleeping with my cooling blanket, my restlessness has diminished. The amount of times I wake up and shift positions has effectively dropped to zero. At night, I feel comfortably cool and cosy under the heavy cooling blanket, even with my hubby having the heat on! The weight also helps to keep me in a comfortable position for hours of peaceful sleeping.
Overall, I’ve felt calmer, fully rested, and most important, cooler after a night sleeping under this cooling blanket.
Surprisingly (or not so surprisingly if you look at the science behind it), I’ve felt like I’ve had more vivid dreams too.
REM sleep, also known as Rapid Eye Movement sleep, is a vital part of our sleep-wake cycle because it is our deepest level of sleep, when the body repairs itself, and the brain cements new connections between our memory and consciousness. REM is also when dreaming takes place.
I don’t think I’ve dreamt since I was a child and it was great being able to remember my dreams. Its not much of a stretch to assume that the cooling blanket helped me dream again with the way it’s helped me reach that perfect REM state.
I only ever used to wake up to the blaring sound of my alarm, or the puddle of sweat I was sinking in. However, after just a few nights snuggled up under my cooling blanket, I found myself returning to a state of wakefulness before my alarm went off. Because of this, I stopped using the snooze button, and I woke up to dry sheets! I was ready to get up and start my day.
Literally, the first morning after sleeping with my cooling blanket, I woke up feeling like I had achieved a deeper level of sleep than what I was previously used to. As a result, I finally learned what it’s like to be like a morning person.
They say it can take a few weeks to feel a difference, but after a couple of nights, I was absolutely sold. I can’t go back to not sleeping with a weighted blanket and the fact that mine is cooling is such a huge bonus.
Before they hit the mainstream market, weighted blankets were designed for autistic people to help with sensory differences, but now everyone is using them for all of their comforting benefits.
The gentle pressure of a weighted blanket stimulates deep touch pressure which in turn induces a calming sensation throughout the body. This sensory stimulation calms the nervous system, which in turn generates those happy hormones while relaxing muscles and easing away stress.
kudd.ly™’s HydroCool™ technology also does wonders in reducing body heat when we sleep. The material is designed to better regulate the heat and evenly distribute it, while also providing a cooling sensation.
In the words of Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle from Parks and Rec, TREAT YO SELF.
This was my go-to mantra for the weekend, and really, for any session of self-care. Whether it’s taking the time to retreat to my room for a quiet moment, reading one of my favourite books, or bingeing an entire series in one sitting, the Kudd.ly cooling blanket makes all the difference.
I found that I was able to sit and enjoy the task at hand for longer, without the need for readjusting positions or for getting up to turn on a fan or open a window.
Cuddling up with my cooling blanket also helped me drown out the rest of the world. Those anxious feelings were muted, and I felt a more profound sense of security overall.
So far, I and my hubby have thoroughly enjoyed my experience using the kuddly cooling blanket. The dreaded feeling I have during the colder months is no longer there, and we are just so thankful for it!