Weighted blankets have gained significant popularity, but what exactly are they, and why have they become a staple in improving sleep and well-being? A weighted blanket is a blanket with internal weights designed to make it heavier than conventional blankets. With a specific focus on individuals with special needs, weighted blankets were initially intended to help patients dealing with ADHD or mental and physical trauma (such as PTSD); these therapeutic blankets have evolved significantly over time. Discover why and how these therapeutic blankets’ many benefits can improve sleep quality and general well-being.

1) Helps You Sleep
One of the main reasons someone would benefit from a weighted blanket is because they help you sleep at night. They use a type of therapy which is known as Deep Touch Pressure stimulation. The idea behind this is that applying a gentle level of pressure to certain areas throughout the body will encourage the release of serotonin (a chemical that regulates sleep).

2) Helps With Anxiety
Weighted blankets are also helpful if you are someone who struggles with anxiety. Deep Touch Pressure has been found to reduce cortisol levels in the body (the hormone which regulates stress response). It also mimics the feeling of someone giving you a nice, gentle hug. Not only does this give warmth and security, but it releases oxytocin (the hormone which reduces blood pressure, slows the heart, and provides a feeling of relaxation).

3) Eases Restless Leg Syndrome
Another key benefit of a weighted blanket is that it can help someone who has restless leg syndrome. The symptoms can be an uncomfortable tingling feeling in the legs, which often happens at night and keeps the person awake as well as feeling that they need to be moving their legs constantly. Weighted blankets are a great way to treat this issue as they calm irritated nerves and intolerable sensations.

4) Enhances Comfort and Well-Being
A weighted blanket offers a unique enveloping sensation, providing warm and gentle comfort and a profound sense of well-being. It creates a sense of security and warmth, making it a valuable companion in moments of rest and relaxation.

5) Reduced Tossing and Turning
Weighted blankets can significantly reduce the need for tossing and turning during the night. This reduction in restlessness contributes to a more restful and uninterrupted night's sleep. As a result, sleepers wake up feeling refreshed, with fewer disruptions that can otherwise hinder the sleep cycle. The calming effect of weighted blankets helps maintain a more stable sleep pattern, enhancing the overall sleep experience.

Find the Right Weighted Blanket for You
The Luxury Weighted Blanket is made of an ultrasoft, plush fabric filled with non-toxic glass beads. Its quilted design keeps the fill in place to ensure an even weight distribution. It is available in three different weight options so that you can choose the ideal level of comforting pressure.

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