What are Weighted Blankets?
Stitched weighted blankets are filled with premium glass beads that make them heavier than regular blankets and quilts. Weighted blankets provide pressure stimulation, known as ‘grounding’, which applies moderate pressure to the sleeper’s body and pushes them further into their sleep surface. Grounding also triggers the release of hormones (seratonin and melatonin), which can improve sleep quality and duration. Weighted blankets can be used for individuals with depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), restless legs or if someone just wants to fall asleep faster and sleep deeper!
Why You Need One
The CDC reported that 50 to 70 million people in the US suffer from one or several sleep disorders.
Science shows that 78% of people studied, prefer a weighted blanket as a calming modality.
Weighted blankets offer deep pressure stimulation, a form of touch pressure that feels like a firm hug, a massage, or swaddling. Deep pressure stimulation has been found to:
Ease Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome
Improve Sleep Quality