For anyone who needs a distraction from life rn, you should know that Prime Day starts at 10 p.m. PST Tuesday, October 13, and runs through Wednesday, October 14.
During that two-day sale situation, you'll be able to shop all of the things for way less money, which brings me true joy. The catch is you've gotta be a Prime member to score those deals. So if you want to get in on all that money-saving action (or if you are but want your own Prime account away from prying eyes), sign up and take advantage of Amazon’s 30-day free Prime trial.
There are a ton of surprise deals and savings on these two days—if you know where to look. And, JFYI, we’re on the Prime Day beat, so keep checking back throughout the sale for more updates!
How do weighted blankets work?
Because science, we should talk about how weighted blankets work. These heavy blankets mimic a technique used in occupational therapy called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) therapy, says psychiatrist Stacy Cohen, MD, founder of The Moment, a medical group focusing on addiction treatment.
That technique is used to treat sensory disorders, anxiety, and ADHD, with weighted clothes (and blankets), swaddling, holding, stroking, hugging, squeezing, and therapeutic brushing, according to the journal Occupational Therapy International.
The theory is that applying pressure to a person's body can decrease levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and increase serotonin and dopamine, which can improve your mood, impulse control, and reduce stressy feels, per Harvard University.
And even though there's no conclusive evidence that weighted blankets help frazzled people sleep better, one self-reported study from 2008 found that a majority of adults who slept with a 30-pound weighted blanket were less anxious after using it. So, yes, it's kind of, maybe like sleeping with a bunch of puppies?
What are the best weighted blanket deals to shop on Prime Day?
We don't know exactly what brands and styles will be discounted until October 13th, but if last year's sale is any indication, Prime members could get $10 to $20 off (depending on size) of the customer-favorite Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket (which, by the way, has more than 16,000 5-star reviews). Good Housekeeping also reported a 30 percent discount on the Gravity Cooling Blanket.
So bookmark these babies and check back on October 13th to see if they're finally on sale.
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