So you’ve read all the rave reviews, looked through half a dozen websites and know exactly what kind of blanket you want to buy - but you’re still not convinced yet. Weighted Blankets are a heavy investment - don’t mind the pun! When you’re spending this much money on a blanket, you want to know exactly what you’re getting. For today’s post we’re listing just 10 of the amazing benefits of weighted blankets and we guarantee by the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be ready to hit the checkout...
- Reduce stress
Ah stress - every adult's old nemesis. What if we told you that the battle was finally over and you were on the winning side? Weighted blankets are an incredible way to lower your stress levels. It works by stimulating deep pressure touch (DPT), an amazing type of therapy that uses firm, hands-on pressure to reduce anxiety.
- Help you to have a great night’s sleep
The deep pressure stimulation of the weighted blanket promotes the making of more serotonin and melatonin. To break that down for you, these are two super important sleep hormones when it comes to your sleep-wake cycle and encouraging your brain to get some shut eye.
- Supporting the Elderly
As we get older, things don’t exactly run like the well-oiled machine that we were in our youth! The sleep-wake cycle is disrupted, there’s increased joint pain and body aches, as well as a lot of other troubles that keep us awake. A weighted blanket can provide all sorts of relief for the elderly. Just make sure you opt for a blanket on the lighter side so it’s still easy to lift and maneuver.
- Reduce Restless Leg Syndrome
That constant feeling or need to move your legs can be frustrating and exhausting. People with restless legs tend to use compression socks to help alleviate the problem, but weighted blankets can do the job just as well, if not better!
- Useful for Pets
Similar to a “thunder shirt” for animals/dogs, a weighted blanket could also help to soothe and calm a dog or animal who is anxious. The blanket is a better option for some as the shirt could be restrictive and uncomfortable.
- Decrease OCD symptoms
Many people think that OCD is connected to a great aversion to germs, but it’s different from person to person. Predominantly it is related to the obsessive and consistent thoughts and behaviours. Weighted blankets help to boost serotonin levels which helps to ease OCD characteristics.
- Improves Focus
Studies have shown the gentle pressure from the weighted blanket can help with focussing. If you suffer from a busy brain that likes to bounce around, our blankets can quite literally make you feel more grounded.
- It actually feels like a hug
Nothing quite beats a hug from a friend or loved one - but a weighted blanket comes pretty close to it! This is a simple reason to love our blankets, but we couldn’t help but add it to our list. And if you don’t believe it, take advantage of our free returns policy and test one out.
- Manages Autism symptoms
The gentle pressure of a weighted blanket helps calm excess activity in the nervous system. We recently shared an article about how they can help children with ADHD and autism