PSA: Amazon Is Having a Secret Sale on Weighted Blankets

Couldn't we all use a little sedative action right now?

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Let's face it: 2021 has already been...a year. We could all use some self-care. There are plenty of ways to practice it, but if you're feeling particularly antsy, you might want to consider adding a weighted blanket to your cart. Fortunately, Amazon's slashing the price of a bunch of popular options. (opens in new tab)

I know what you're thinking: Weighted blankets are pretty popular, but do they actually live up to the hype? Yes. These layers are typically filled with weighted beads to recreate the calming effect of snuggling, a hug, or a really good massage. (I mean, all three sound good to me.) In fact, weighted blankets reportedly (opens in new tab) reduce cortisol (a hormone that's linked to feelings of stress) while increasing that mood-boosting serotonin and dopamine.

As if you needed another reason to pick up a weighted blanket, a bunch of best-selling styles (opens in new tab) on Amazon are now discounted. From a faux fur-lined option (opens in new tab), a polished quilted version (opens in new tab), or a blanket that looks like a typical duvet (opens in new tab), you're bound to find something that fits your bedroom and budget. (Pro tip: For best results, pick up a blanket that's about 10 percent of your body weight. In other words, a 15-pound blanket is perfect for anyone who weighs around 150 pounds.)

Whether you want to take your self-care routine to the next level or are still searching for that perfect, belated holiday gift, these blankets can help you bliss out.

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Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance lifestyle journalist, who covers shopping and deals for Marie Claire, Women's Health, and Men's Health, among others. Her hobbies include themed spinning classes, Netflix, and nachos.