What are the Benefits of Weighted Blankets?
Linda Nguyen | Dec. 17, 2019
Think about the last time you received an incredibly soothing hug. You know, the type of hug that clears your mind and allows you to deeply exhale. Got that in mind? Well, that’s what people compare the feeling of wearing a weighted blanket to.
The popularity of weighted blankets isn’t solely for the immediate feeling, but also for their bevy of health benefits, like reducing stress and anxiety so you can truly unwind and relax.
Find out how weighted blankets can help you relax and get the rest you deserve below.
Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)
The firm but gentle pressure fro wearing a weighted blanket is called Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT). It can help people relax and fall asleep because it releases serotonin (which regulates sleep and relaxation) and melatonin (which improves sleep regulation by telling your body it’s time to go to sleep).
Stirring in the night, extreme difficulty falling asleep, never feeling well-rested, etc. These are just some of the many symptoms of insomnia.
Clears your mind
We all know the feeling of staring up at the bedroom ceiling with so many racing thoughts that it clogs up our mind and inhibits our sleep. Weighted blankets have a calming effect that allows the traffic jam in your mind to dissipate for the flow of Zzz’s to come rushing in.
Improves sleep quality
If you toss and turn throughout the night, the benefit of wearing provide a gentle enough pressure that will diminish restlessness and ease you into the slumber you’ve been dreaming of.
Alleviating symptoms of anxiety varies from person to person, and for some, a weighted blanket provides a sense of security that’s calming because it mimics the feelings of a soothing hug.
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Why it's the best for rest
- Helps calm when you're stressed
- Helps you wind down after a busy day
- Encourages relaxation to help you fall asleep
- Allows you to have a better night's rest
- Can be used to help decrease symptoms of anxiety