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Re: Has anybody heard of or tried this blanket ?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 07:56:48 AM »

Odyssey Blanket Review: Does It Work and Is It Worth It?

The Odyssey Blanket is a weighted blanket meant to help offset anxiety and ADHD symptoms, and provide better sleep.

If you struggle with falling asleep because youíre anxious or you canít stop your mind from racing, youíre not alone. Data indicates that around one out of four people has a hard time falling asleep and nearly 70% of us have sleep issues at least once a week.

Weighted blankets have become a popular way to combat these sleep issues. Odyssey Blanket says the weight of their blanket provides a sense of peace and calmness that offsets our worries and helps us fall asleep faster.

This review will help you decide if the Odyssey Blanket is the right remedy for your sleep issues.

Scientific Efficacy: Do Weighted Blankets Work?

The Odyssey is a twin-size, square-stitched cotton blanket the manufacturer fills with small ceramic balls that make the blanket weigh around 15 pounds.

When you pull the blanket over you, the weight mimics a hug or swaddling, two things that tend to calm down adults and children.

In theory, this feeling of calmness helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly than if you used a comforter or sheet.

When you buy a product like the Odyssey Blanket, your goal is to find a solution for your sleep issues.

Our analysis of existing research indicates that while there arenít a high number of studies about weighted blankets, the ones medical experts often cited are promising.

People with anxiety, ADHD, and those dealing with autism all experienced lower levels of anxiety and varying levels of better sleep when using a weighted blanket.

Yet while the results are promising, Dr. Maegan Pisman, a board-certified behavior analyst and adjunct instructor at Pepperdine University, says the studies, in general, arenít exhaustive enough to conclusively say weight blankets will help you.

ďIt is important to recognize that although some individuals may report experiencing improvements as a result of using these products, it does not mean there is a direct causal relationship between their use and symptom reduction,Ē Dr. Pisman told us.

That being said, if you decide to use a weighted blanket, the studies we reviewed used either 30-pound blankets or suggested that you use a blanket that weighs at least 10% of your body weight.

That weight limit is lower than the average weight of American men and women: around 200 and 170 pounds, respectively. For you, this means you might experience diminished benefits from the Odyssey Blanket.

Also, much of the research about weighted blankets focuses on children with ADHD or autism, or adults with anxiety issues.
Side Effects of Using a Weighted Blanket

As you consider if the Odyssey Blanket is right for you, itís important for you to understand the side effects of using one. These side effects relate to specific health conditions as well as a mental-health drawback you may not immediately recognize.
It Could Make Breathing Issues Worse

Harvard Health advises people with sleep apnea or respiratory issues to talk with their doctor before using a weighted blanket. The extra weight on your lungs and chest could exacerbate your existing breathing problems.
It Could Keep You from Solving Your Anxiety Problems

Stephanie Woodrow, a Maryland-based licensed clinical professional counselor, said that weighted blankets can help with anxiety but they could impede your ability to cope.

ďWith lots of different tools or devices, whether it be apps or weighted blankets or teas, what weíre doing is teaching ourselves that we canít handle those emotions and those internal experiences and that we need those external factors in order to handle those things,Ē she said.

For example, if youíre in a meeting at work and begin to feel anxious, you canít wrap yourself in a blanket Woodrow observed.

Therefore, she said, you need to get to the root of the anxiety issues you face.

ďFor people who donít have an anxiety disorder but struggle with anxiety, even having one or two sessions with a therapist who specializes in anxiety, just learning some new information can be incredibly beneficial,Ē she said.

All prices include free shipping:

    $99.95 for one
    $179.95 for two
    $249.95 for three
    $319.95 for four

If you arenít satisfied with your Odyssey Blanket, you have 90 days to make a return.
How the Odyssey Blanket Compares to Popular Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets have become a popular product because of the number of people dealing with sleep issues like you.

The following list helps you see how the Odyssey Blanket compares to three other twin-size weighted blankets that Amazon shoppers purchase often and rate highly:

    Odyssey Blanket: $99.95, 15 lbs.
    RelaxBlanket: $45.90 to $59.90, 7 to 25 lbs.
    Syrinx: $39.90, 15 lbs
    YnM: $64.90 to $79.50, 12 to20 lbs.

A few things to consider as you make your choice is that the Odyssey Blanket only has one size, weight, and color. If you want any variety in these options, youíll need to expand your search. The three brands we listed above have multiple options for color, weight, and size.
The Bottom Line

As you search for a way to fall asleep easier and achieve more comfort during your sleep, weighted blankets present a promising option.

In the past 15 years, several studies show that weighted blankets helped people with a variety of health issues. Anxiety went down. Stress went down. Sleep quality went up.

If youíre dealing with anxiety or ADHD, thereís a chance this blanket can help you calm yourself down enough to fall asleep.

However, the blanketís relatively light weight (15 lbs.) and single size make it limited in its ability to help you if you weigh more than 150 lbs. and want a blanket for your queen or king bed.

Finally, this blanket is meant to help with the way anxiety and ADHD impede your sleep. It is not meant to be a cure for either condition.

If you donít address the underlying condition, you wonít solve the sleep issues for which the Odyssey Blanket is a temporary solution.
Customer Reviews
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        By Connie M., California, Jul 17, 2020 Verified Reviewer
        Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    Extremely small. Not worth the price. Would have returned but they take shipping and handling after you pay to send it back. Walmart has the same thing for $20. Don't do it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Odorless, high-quality product.
        By Sylvia E., Seattle, WA, May 14, 2020 Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I was very pleased to find that this weighted blanket has absolutely no odor. The grey material has a soft, smooth feel. The blanket is very heavy, and hard to manage for that reason. I find it works well just to pull one corner of it over my stomach. It provides a secure, comforting feeling. I sleep on my back, so the blanket stays in place, with no need for readjusting. I've been using it every night for about a month and sleeping soundly. A few days ago I put it into a duvet to keep it clean during the warmer weather.

    Do I recommend this blanket for others? I see there are less expensive ones for sale on the internet, but what do they smell like? Most people can tolerate odors better than I can, so they may have other priorities.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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    Still no refund
        By Lloyd E., Bellevue, MI, Apr 16, 2020 Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Sent blanket back via USPS (26mar20-950581143121083119419) to High Point, NC. Item was received (26mar20-a5cc59098861). I would like my refund - blanket is way too heavy. I would like my refund or I am going to BBB. I know they will get my money back.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Misleading and deceitful pictures
        By Sonny N., Hillsboro, OR, Mar 30, 2020 Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Your pictures are misleading and deceitful. All the pictures show it like you could actually wrap it and shows it is big. I am a small man and I could not even wrap it comfortably. It is a joke. It is not a blanket it is more like a throw. This is why they never show you the actual measurements of the blankets when you are ordering. I think it is a waste of money for the price they charge.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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Re: Has anybody heard of or tried this blanket ?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 11:10:47 AM »
As one of the sleep deprived of the world (both insomnia and sleep apnea) I call BS on it. I can assure you that wouldn't fix my sleep issues.

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Re: Has anybody heard of or tried this blanket ?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 01:56:54 PM »
As one of the sleep deprived of the world (both insomnia and sleep apnea) I call BS on it. I can assure you that wouldn't fix my sleep issues.
  Yes, I'd have to see it..that's why I asked the guys here. 

  I would like to see the guys use this forum more. Yes I can go to the advertising page and check reviews, but sometimes I wonder about them.

  I would be more inclined to trust reviews by the guys here, since they have no need to falsify a report.
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