r/BrandNewSentence Jul 05 '22 Gold 1 Take My Energy 1 Silver 1 Wholesome 1

Mental illness gray

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u/IrrelevantGamer Jul 05 '22 Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval

I just realized my weighted blanket is mental illness gray.

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u/zuzg Jul 05 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

It's funny how I immediately know which color you mean w/o even seeing it.

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u/Explore-PNW Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Same, I also have a mental illness gray weighted blanket

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22

Yep. Add me to the pile.

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u/Explore-PNW Jul 05 '22

You’re welcome to join the dogpile of depression.

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22

Well, I have a lifetime membership, might as well use it for something.

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u/morlansictorrent Jul 05 '22

This whole thread belongs in r/Adhd (: i love you all...

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u/noobvin Jul 05 '22

What does it mean if I can’t sleep with a cover or anything on top of me at all? I’m certainly not without my troubles. No sheet or anything. I know I’m wide open to the things that want to grab me from under the bed. Anything else?

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u/BrokenEye3 Jul 05 '22

It means it's fucking hot out.

On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.

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u/noobvin Jul 05 '22

My wife keeps it like 50 degrees in the house. My electric bill is bonkers.

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22

So jealous. My window AC can't even get it below 83 right now. Probably because it's 100 fucking degrees.

Fuck summer.

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u/noobvin Jul 05 '22

My wife’s dad failed me. She’ll have it 50 in the house and open a damn window for fresh air. I actually have to say shit like “we’re air conditioning the whole neighborhood,” and we actually are. Our electric bill was almost $400 last month. Our electric company is going to name a wing of their building after us one day.

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u/frustratedbuffalo Jul 05 '22

How heavy is it? Can I be on the bottom?

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u/Coltand Jul 05 '22

Does a man have to be depressed to appreciate the comforting embrace of a weighted blanket?

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u/Explore-PNW Jul 06 '22

Luckily no, anyone who enjoys it is welcome to enjoy it. 😄

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u/shakycam3 Jul 05 '22

Me too.

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u/jighlypuff03 Jul 05 '22

Me too lol. But my daughter has a pink leopard patterned one. Not sure if they sell them in grown up sizes.

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u/Adult_school Jul 06 '22

Throw me in the ward

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u/TheRedditK9 Jul 06 '22

Mine is more of a sleep disorder white.

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u/hey_there_kitty_cat Jul 06 '22

If we join together we can drown ourselves in our depression blankets.

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u/nothingshort Jul 06 '22

I’m here too!

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u/Sidewalk-flowers Jul 06 '22

Same here— I have one in mental illness gray and another in dissociative fog white.

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u/ButWhatIfItQueffed Jul 05 '22

Same, I've had one at every "special kid" school I've gone to over the years, and now I have one in my apartment. Honestly these things are great, especially in mental illness grey.

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u/Mentoman72 Jul 05 '22

Fuck. Before this post I thought my weighted blanket was just gray. It's mental illness gray.

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u/Mashedpotatoebrain Jul 06 '22

I have mental illness sheets, and a mental illness regular duvet.

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u/mac_is_crack Jul 05 '22

I have 3. I did find a nice blue one, though.

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u/DonutCola Jul 05 '22

It’s like light charcoal with a hint of beige. The color of despair.

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u/boozeandbunnies Jul 05 '22

Greige.

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u/TheKingofHearts Jul 05 '22

Is that like "Dumbo" gray or "Eeyore" gray?

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u/existart1984 Jul 06 '22

And what someone who's really sick will say is, "But it's not plain gray, it's got a little color to it..." Okay, Sylvia/Kurt. (also coming from a brain-ill art person who lives this color)

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u/SQUID_FUCKER Jul 05 '22

Gray?

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u/TheSublimeLight Jul 05 '22

with a twinge of mental illness

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22

Amazing, right?

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u/otm_shank Jul 05 '22

There are like at least 50 shades though.

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u/OneMoreAccount4Porn Jul 05 '22

I think they mean grey.

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u/ambermage Jul 05 '22

They are the same word.

Both spellings are correct.

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u/Disownership Jul 05 '22

Like color and colour, flavour and flavor, armor and armour. One spelling is just less European than the other.

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u/joshdamnmit Jul 05 '22

I always liked colour.

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u/Crismus Jul 05 '22

I'm an American who always spells Armour.

It just looks wrong without the "u".

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u/Rengas Jul 06 '22

Went to both British and American schools and prefer the 'u' spelling in a lot of words. 'Centre' is just insanity though.

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u/MachineMalfunction Jul 05 '22

I passive aggressively name all my Color variables somethingColour while programming because of this

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u/SpeakToMePF1973 Jul 05 '22

Oh just greayt.

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u/OneMoreAccount4Porn Jul 05 '22

Yea, I think the 'a' is more common in the US and it has the person I replied to confused.

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u/eli-in-the-sky Jul 05 '22

I know the color too, it's the color of mine

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u/SirRuthless001 Jul 05 '22

I have a heated blanket that is also somewhat weighted, and yepppp. Mental illness gray. Lmao i laughed so hard when I realized.

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u/Corcupine Jul 05 '22

We have two which were bought at separate times from different places. Both mental illness gray.

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u/Elephonitron Jul 05 '22

The sheer Gravity of this realization is startling.

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u/joybod Jul 05 '22

You done made me groan and put my phone down to chuckle for a solid 10 seconds, good job

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u/luxsalsivi Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

Mine has sea turtles on one side and navy blue fleece on the other side. I had no idea how lucky I was until today! I do have a larger, lighter light blue one too though from some store.

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u/Moglorosh Jul 06 '22

My daughter has one that's baby blue with a unicorn and a rainbow on it.

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u/Box-Of-Bags Jul 05 '22

My weighted blanket is more of a mental illness green. That greyish greenish blueish murky colour that seems to be everywhere in hospitals.

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u/edenunbound Jul 05 '22

Same... I feel attacked

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u/fribbas Jul 05 '22

Same. It's even why I hate grey cuz it just mood, man lol

Though I have a beige one as well. Neurodivergent beige and mental illness grey? No fun colors for you (us)! Just depression

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u/Competitive_Film2833 Jul 05 '22

They don't want to overstimulate your delicate brains.

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u/MrsSalmalin Jul 06 '22

I mean, sure. But a muted blue or deep purple could be nice options!!

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u/i-am-dying Jul 05 '22 Wholesome

I just realized that my duvet/comforter is mental illness grey… I didn’t need to be called out like that today

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u/Candle_Beautiful Jul 06 '22

You managed to install the duvet cover, like how?

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u/LucyFerAdvocate Jul 05 '22

Mine is in a duvet cover. A gray one.

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u/ElevenMagpies Jul 05 '22

One of mine is a grey blanket in a grey duvet.

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u/madwill Jul 05 '22

Fuck me too... came here to say this... what do we do now?

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u/zombiep00 Jul 05 '22

Take our blankets to therapy?

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u/madwill Jul 05 '22

Damnit that bitchy thing already cost so much!

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22

I was wrapped in blankets for one of my teleheath therapy appointments. Fuck it, I was gonna be cozy.

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u/voidybug Jul 05 '22

I loved telehealth appointments; curled up in my back room with a cigarette and coffee, my cats crawling around.

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u/Crismus Jul 05 '22

Best way to do therapy, at home.

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u/Sir_Buttquacks Jul 05 '22

Call it very very light blue. If they say it’s grey just scoff and bash their art skills and walk away

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u/madwill Jul 05 '22

I like your style. Gaslight theses judgmental fucks.

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u/NeverEnoughCorgis Jul 05 '22

My weighted blanket has a duet cover on it, if yours does to can get a new cover for it. I'm making a new quilt top for it.

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u/madwill Jul 06 '22

Good plan, I like it.

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u/HIMP_Dahak_172291 Jul 05 '22

Well it fits I guess. Ugh.

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u/account_1100011 Jul 06 '22

they sell covers!

You're not supposed to just use a weighted blanket raw, you're supposed to get a cover for it, like a duvet (maybe even the same cover). The convers are in all sorts of colors.

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u/Potential_Badger_222 Jul 06 '22

I just realized my mental illness is weighted blanket gray.

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u/punk_rock_barbie Jul 06 '22

looks down at blanket

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u/Vlyn Jul 05 '22

Mine too. But I had to stop using it because it gave me hip pain (side sleeper).

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u/everythingisgoo Jul 05 '22

Mine too 💀

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u/toopid Jul 05 '22

Same lol

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u/Tasty_fries Jul 05 '22

Looking at this post while I sit comfortably with my grey weighted blanket on top of me…

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u/cheese_bread_boye Jul 05 '22

I keep hearing about weighted blankets. Are they good? I never saw one for sale in Brazil. I just looked for one online and it's veeerry expensive, and it's 9kg and only 150cm by 210cm, costs around 350 dollars. How much do these things cost over there?

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u/lunapup1233007 Jul 05 '22

In the US I found one online that costs only 50USD and is 7kg, 120x180cm.

Definitely cheaper here

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u/cheese_bread_boye Jul 05 '22

Damn. I guess it's because they aren't popular in Brazil, at all. If they were we should have cheaper options.

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u/GumdropGoober Jul 06 '22

A tropical country not having a big market for blankets does not surprise me.

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u/cheese_bread_boye Jul 06 '22

True, didn't think of that before. But we do have some different warm things we call Edredom, not sure what you call it. Pretty popular for when it's cold, but you only use it for like two months during the whole year.

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u/Unpopular-Truth Jul 05 '22

7kg, 120x180cm.

I'm sorry, can someone convert this into freedomTM units?

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u/lunapup1233007 Jul 06 '22 'MURICA

That’s .013x.020 football fields, and weighs .00005 blue whales.

It’s 48”x72” and weighs 15lbs.

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u/Miguellite Jul 06 '22

For quick weight calculations (with 10% error), you can multiply kg by two to get pounds. Or divide pounds by two to the kg.

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u/MeerkatMan22 Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

66% the area, 77% the weight, 14% the price.

But wait, there’s more! 350 Brazilian Money Units (BMU’s) is about 65 USD. Which means that it is actually 88% the price, which means you get more Valuetm in Brazil!

Unless, of course, they were referring to actual dollars, in which case refer to the original percentages.

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u/lunapup1233007 Jul 05 '22

I just assumed they converted to USD as they said dollars, but if they did use BRL then it is cheaper/comparable in Brazil than in the US.

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u/Planckton_ Jul 06 '22

Nah not really. If you adjust it for median wages and stuff it ends up being more expensive in Brazil

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u/hrrm Jul 06 '22

Ahh yes PPWBPMMW: price per weighted blanket per median monthly wages. One of the gold standard economic indexes of our time

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u/cheese_bread_boye Jul 06 '22

No I did the conversion. It's around 1550 BRL which is 150% the monthly minimum wage in Brazil.

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u/Tasty_fries Jul 05 '22

I have a rather expensive one that was gifted to me but I’ve seen some available in stores for about $50. I really like mine but my sister hates it, so I guess it depends on what kind of person you are.

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u/RustyShackleford131 Jul 05 '22

I don’t think there’s any better measure of the success of a personal item than “I just like it a lot and I’m not sure why.”

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u/spicytrashpanda Jul 05 '22

From my first hand experience, I struggle with anxiety and finding the right position to sleep. I fall asleep relatively quickly and the weight feels like you're being hugged all around, which is nice. This doesn't mean I haven't had nights where I just can't sleep, but it's far rarer with the weighted blanket.

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u/CrankyStalfos Jul 05 '22

I got one on a whim as a credit card rewards thing. I didn't experience any particular sensation while using it other than "yeah this is heavier than a normal blanket." And yet it did slowly become my favorite blanket so idk I guess something in there works.

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u/Prinfeffet Jul 05 '22

I just saw Ikea has them, about 60$ if I saw correctly

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u/eLemonnader Jul 05 '22

IDK, I just sleep better with one than without one. Sucks in the summer 'cause it's too hot to use. It's not like life changing or anything, but I like it.

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u/Itdidnt_trickle_down Jul 05 '22

I've got one in bat shit crazy green.

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u/LaZaRbEaMe Jul 05 '22

Oh no its that green isn't it, the really bright one

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u/IAmTheMeOfMyself Jul 05 '22

Only nice shade of green is emeraldino

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u/BloodBonesVoiceGhost Jul 05 '22

emeraldino

The soccer player?

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u/LaZaRbEaMe Jul 05 '22

LMFAO THAT'S RONALDINIO MY GUY

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u/AMViquel Jul 05 '22

You need to put your bat on a better diet, it's not supposed to shit green.

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u/properu Jul 05 '22

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u/LynxSys Jul 05 '22

Good bot!

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u/theundercoverpapist Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

We got a sky blue one... Ironically from a psychiatric facility supply business.

EDIT: This site has some similar blankets to the one I have: https://nationalautismresources.com/weighted-blanket-with-neck-cut-out/?sku=410115-B

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u/RandPaulTownhall Jul 05 '22

Oh! Do you mind sending me the link? My sister is very ill and I can’t get her a regular one. It has to be waterproof. Could you help me out?

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u/theundercoverpapist Jul 05 '22

I was kinda joking about the psychiatric facility supplier part. But we do have a sky blue one.

I wish I could send you the link, but our kids are actually on the Gardiner special needs scholarship here in Florida. And the scholarship is for more money than their school costs, so we have an excess in funds. The scholarship website has a "store" where you can shop for things that could be used with special needs children. And that's where we got the blanket. I'll see if I can figure out where they got their's from, but I'm not sure how to do that yet.

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u/RandPaulTownhall Jul 05 '22

No worries! I just really need to get her an indestructible one.

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u/boxster_ Jul 05 '22

try finding a high rated etsy store. I got my first one there, and you might be able to get one made, perhaps even with a duvet cover?

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u/RandPaulTownhall Jul 05 '22

Yeah I’ve been looking for one her facility will accept with a duvet cover. But I’ll check out Etsy. Good idea!

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u/A_lot_of_arachnids Jul 05 '22

I found a company called Sensacalm that makes custom weighted blankets. Even waterproof ones

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u/Mahesvara Jul 05 '22

Nice, those must be tried and tested.

So for blankets it is Mental Illness Grey or Blue, but for hair, it is MINTal Illness Green

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u/catmampbell Jul 05 '22

Those have the best socks

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u/Damned-Dreamer Jul 05 '22

This is why I'm learning to quilt, so I can make myself a cute as hell quilted cover for a weighted blanket

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u/yummyyummypowwidge Jul 05 '22

The minute my wife learned how to crochet I immediately asked for a big-ass throw blanket for when I get chilly

Be careful what you wish for, people love to commission skilled labor!

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u/JBloodthorn Jul 05 '22

Could always be worse. When I first learned to weave maille in the round, the first thing someone asked was if I could make a dick coozie for them. They clarified, and what they really wanted was a coozie for their dick. A chainmaille condom, essentially.

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u/yummyyummypowwidge Jul 05 '22

I have always found cock sock to be a more fun name

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u/Damned-Dreamer Jul 05 '22

I can't help but imagine that something like that would hurt. Pinch-y, maybe

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u/JBloodthorn Jul 05 '22

Yeah. My closures are good, but I wouldn't even attempt to put one on.

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u/ojjii Jul 06 '22

theyre the best! my moms bestie made me one for my birthday in the cutest pastel colors and it weighs a TON, mimics a weighted blanket without being mental illness gray

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u/the_derpy_reaper Jul 05 '22

I've seen a pink one

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u/Shrunkenmonkey5 Jul 05 '22

that’s the color i have. my mother has a mental illness gray one though so i figured it was more common

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u/mrmusclefoot Jul 05 '22

It’s called a duvet cover you animals.

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u/Chuck_Raycer Jul 05 '22

Bunch of nasty ass duvet-less troglodytes being revealed in this thread.

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u/Anchor689 Jul 05 '22

Exactly. Admittedly my duvet cover is also mental illness gray, but at least I have a cover on it.

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u/BURNER12345678998764 Jul 05 '22

Best bed upgrade ever.

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u/A_man_on_a_boat Jul 06 '22

Like mental illness, that gray will still be there, even if no one else can see it.

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u/dragonbutt42069 Jul 05 '22

I have never seen a gray weighed blanket, I've seen only blue ones.

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u/Go_Kauffy Jul 05 '22

My one is like a deep navy. The color, not a Navy that's bad at its job.

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u/LaZaRbEaMe Jul 05 '22

You could argue that a navy was good at its job, sure its the enemy's but they're still a navy!

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u/Evil_Creamsicle Jul 05 '22

Whether or not they are doing a bad job or a good job depends on whether they are the crew of a submarine or an aircraft carrier.

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u/__Thot_Patrol_ Jul 05 '22

The color, not a Navy that’s bad at it’s job.

Or in a submarine…

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u/PitchWrong Jul 05 '22

But those are yellow

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u/miamiaball Jul 05 '22

Currently in bed with a green one

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u/boihomo Jul 05 '22

Don’t fuck the blanket pls

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u/burnaspliffnow Jul 05 '22

DON'T LISTEN TO HIM!!!! DO IT!!! thrust yourself upon the heavy comfiness!!!!

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22

Did not expect to see the word thrust in here, but it is reddit, so....

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u/burnaspliffnow Jul 05 '22

moist thrusting intensifies

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22

Moist? Really? You had to go there? You just tripled the ew.

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u/burnaspliffnow Jul 05 '22

Hooray!!! What do I win?

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u/canolafly Jul 05 '22 I'll Drink to That

Used panties.

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u/LanceFree Jul 05 '22

Mine is dark blue on one side and light blue on the others. Actually, initially I wanted a custom one from someone else. But they sent me links to zillions of fabric colors, patterns- it was overwhelming.

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u/LaZaRbEaMe Jul 05 '22

Free will tends to be quite overwhelming

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u/BatmanInTheSunlight Jul 05 '22

I have a dark gray one, but all my bedroom stuff is black or gray

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u/nodramafoyomamma Jul 05 '22

Wonder if it's regional thing I have only ever seen grey. I am in the north region.

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u/razzorian Jul 05 '22

Get a cover for it

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u/ZyQo Jul 05 '22

Scrolled way too long before I found this. Animals..

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u/AlfredKnows Jul 05 '22

I mean they are probably dealing with some mental illnesses...

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u/r2bl3nd Jul 05 '22

Maybe they all saw Mitch Hedberg routine where he said "forget everything you know about slipcovers".

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u/[deleted] Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/fribbas Jul 05 '22

Whoa, I mean it's mental illness grey for a reason bub

/S but also kinda not

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u/Muffer-Nl Jul 05 '22

Indeed, you need to wash it every once in a while so put on a cover!

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u/Alexchii Jul 05 '22

People use blankets without covers??

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u/derdeedur Jul 05 '22

I'm 32 and have never heard of one before today.

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u/oskiew Jul 05 '22

A cover for my cover?

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u/your_RedtTranscriber BrandNewTranscription Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

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does anyone make weighted blankets in colors other than mental illness gray


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u/SodaPop404 Jul 05 '22

Good human

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u/Necco8 Jul 05 '22

Mines teal!

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u/brockm92 Jul 05 '22

Mine talks!

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u/Necco8 Jul 05 '22

What does it say?

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u/burnaspliffnow Jul 05 '22

Well, you're on reddit, so it's either "atta boy champ, you got this" or "you should take out everyone at work and reward yourself with a .762 sandwich"

50/50 split I'd wager

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u/brockm92 Jul 05 '22

You're one of them. You're in my blanket.

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u/burnaspliffnow Jul 05 '22

But which one....

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u/LaZaRbEaMe Jul 05 '22

Second one sounds like a fun Monday morning activity

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u/burnaspliffnow Jul 05 '22

Yeah, but you can only do it once

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u/LaZaRbEaMe Jul 05 '22

Yea but you'll be enjoying it for the rest of your life

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u/TheBurnedMutt45 Jul 05 '22

"build it, and they shall come"

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u/BioAnthGal Jul 05 '22

Mine’s yellow with pineapples on it. It makes me happy

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u/waterbasednoodle Jul 05 '22

I’ve seen one that was plaid but mine is mental illness grey lmao

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u/littlelavoie Jul 05 '22

mines nursing home green and blue

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u/tyrantwargodnamedbob Jul 05 '22

Everyone’s saying they either own a grey one or a blue one specifically and I’m sitting over here with a range of colours!! Grey and blue!!!

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u/TexanNewYorker Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

Bearaby makes some lovely colored knit versions in lots of other colors than grey

https://bearaby.com/

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u/[deleted] Jul 05 '22

That's just the mental illness pride flag

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u/Jack7074 Jul 05 '22

Mine is white with pineapples

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u/AthelLeaf Jul 06 '22

Mine is light green but the texture of it makes me not want to sleep with it… so I bought a cover for it that’s mental illness gray.

In true ADHD fashion, it’s still in the laundry basket and my weighted blanket is on the floor of my bedroom. It’s been weeks.

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u/CreeperArmorReddit Jul 05 '22

The one I have is white

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u/danatron1 Jul 05 '22

Mine's pink!

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u/tastemyegomilk Jul 05 '22

My son’s is dark blue with a hockey-themed print on one side. There’s lots of custom weighted blanket makers on Etsy.

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u/katep2000 Jul 05 '22

Mine’s zebra print!

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u/SenorReal Jul 05 '22

Someone needs to jump on this and make a Mexican weighted blanket.

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u/LoneWolfWind Jul 05 '22

I made one with my cousin. It’s purple and has flowers and butterflies on it. It’s surprisingly not too hard to make

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u/spiny___norman Jul 05 '22

I have one in depression blue