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Weighted Blanket Benefits

Priya Johnson May 3, 2019
Research has proven that weighted blankets are safe and effective. Based on the science of deep touch pressure, they help alleviate stress, anxiety, and other mood and sleep-related disorders.

Blankets With Extra Weight?

As the name suggests, weighted blankets are blankets filled with either glass beads or plastic pellets.

The gentle pressure applied by these blankets stimulates the release of the hormone serotonin (happy chemical) and melatonin (sleep hormone) from the brain, and helps the body relax.

Hugging Effect

The whole idea behind these blankets is to replicate the hugging effect. Wrapping this blanket around you gives the feeling that someone is holding you while you’re sleeping. This conduces to restful sleep to people having trouble falling asleep, and also staying asleep.

Designed for Better Sleep

Weighted blankets benefit not just adults, but also toddlers, kids, and even the elderly. They help relax, fall asleep faster, and also improve the quality of sleep. These blankets have proven to help insomnia patients as well.

Mood Enhancers

These blankets work on the science of Deep Touch Pressure (DTP), which soothes the irritable mind and calms the person down. They help improve the user's mood, and are extremely useful for people with naturally low serotonin levels.

Reduce Anxiety

Weighted blankets seem to calm and soothe the nerves. They help reduce anxiety levels and alleviate restlessness in children, teens, adults, and even the elderly. These gravity or weighted blankets help both chronic and acute anxiety sufferers.

Therapeutic Benefits

Weighted blankets benefit ADHD and autistic children. These blankets have been used in therapy to help kids remain calm and focus better. They also help people suffering with chronic pain and restless leg syndrome, by reducing their pain, restlessness, and helping them sleep better.

Are Weighted Blankets a Cure?

Weighted blankets have proven to effectively and positively reduce anxiety symptoms. They also alleviate insomnia, however, cannot be considered as a cure. They are only a symptom alleviator.

No Side Effects

Since weighted blankets are simply blankets filled with glass or plastic beads, they do not have any side effects, unlike most medicines.

This makes them ideal painkiller and medicine alternatives. We must make sure to refrain from using weighted blankets filled with lead pellets.
Weighted blankets are convenient and can be easily folded and carried along wherever you go. They are mood-elevating, storage and travel-friendly blankets that are gaining popularity today.