Best Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets are designed for people who battle symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, restless leg and even depression.
Research has shown that a weighted blanket has been proven to increase serotonin and melatonin in the body, which helps a person relax, feel calmer, and fall asleep much easier.
In a recent study, 63% of people using a weighted blanket reported lower anxiety after use. Studies have also shown that nervous systems calm down when under the weight of a heavy blanket.
If anxiety is preventing you from getting quality sleep, a weighted blanket will go a long way toward fixing the problem – and may fix it entirely.
A research study by SciMed Central, Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders, states in part, “The weighted chain blanket used in the present study had a positive impact on sleep, both objectively and subjectively, where a number of physiological and behavioral measures were improved during weighted blanket use. When the participants used the weighted blanket, they had a calmer night’s sleep, with a decrease in movements. Subjectively, they believed that using the blanket provided them with a more comfortable, better quality, and more secure sleep. In conclusion, a weighted blanket may aid in reducing insomnia through increased tactile and proprioceptive inputs, may provide an innovative, non pharmacological approach and complementary tool to improve sleep quality.”
To see the entire research article, go to https://www.jscimedcentral.com/SleepMedicine/sleepmedicine-2-1022.pdf
In other words, weighted blankets can:
- Reduce anxiety
- Calm the mind
- Reduce restless leg syndrome
- Make breathing easier
- Combat general insomnia
I am very happy, pleased and honored to have become an affiliate of a wonderful company called Weighting Comforts.
Their story from the website goes like this:
The Weighting Comforts Story
While pursuing a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, Donna, the founder, first noticed the effectiveness of a weighted blanket when she sewed them for clients who suffered from anxiety and reported a sense of relief. Word quickly spread about the blankets and soon Donna had partnered with her son Josh to sell blankets out of their garage.
Donna wanted to create the highest quality blanket possible for others who struggle with anxiety. Each weighted blanket is made from premium fabrics with Polypropylene weighted pellets in individual pockets for even weight distribution.
COOLMAX® Weighted Blanket Light Grey
○ Use the weighted blanket on top of your sheet, with no comforter.
○ Place the weighted blanket on only the LOWER half of your body.
○ Place the weighted blanket on only the UPPER half of your body.
Mini Weighted and Plaid Weighted Blanket
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Sewn by Refugees in Nashville
The truly wonderful thing about this company is that they have partnered with Sew For Hope, empowering international refugees to sew your blanket.
Sew For Hope is a non-profit organization that provides sewing machines and sewing classes for International Refugees that have been resettled in Middle Tennessee. Weighting Comforts is thrilled that their product is providing the opportunity for these refugees to make a living with artistry and skill.
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Take a free quiz to determine which weight is right for you. The quiz can be found here.
Some questions that are often asked about weighted blankets are:
1. Can they be washed and dried? Yes, they are machine washable in cold or warm and tumbled dry on low.
2. Which weight is right for you? The ideal blanket weight is generally 10% of your body weight.
Charcoal Weighted Blanket
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Flannel (adds some warmth) 100% Cotton Dimensions: 42” x 74” Machine Washable
- Reduces anxiety
- Feels like you’re being hugged or held gently
- Helps you relax
- Improves your sleep
3. What are the blankets filled with? The pellets used in the blankets are made from a PVC compound produced using FDA-approved, non-hazardous materials. The product, if in contact with skin, is non-irritating and no effect is expected if ingested by humans and animals.
4. Is there a queen or king-sized blanket? No. These blankets are made for individual use. With larger blankets, the weight is wasted on the bed, instead of the person receiving the benefit. Our personal-sized blankets are also easier to handle.
Pewter Weighted Blanket
5. How do the blankets work? Weighted blankets work like a deep tissue massage. The pressure releases serotonin in the body and some of that serotonin becomes melatonin. Melatonin helps us relax and sleep.
Weighting Comforts offer blankets in 3 temperatures, 6 weights, and 5 sizes. These options are available because they want to offer you the solution that you need for comfort, whether it is for insomnia, anxiety, restless legs, or just improving your quality of snuggle time.
Mini Blue Chambray Weighted Blanket
Currently on sale for $79.00
Wondering what size to choose? See our size chart HERE. The ideal blanket weight is 10% of your body weight. When in between sizes, we recommend going down. Many of our customers find the 15 lb blanket to be the right weight.How is a blanket made? Each Weighting Comforts blanket is handmade by a refugee woman in Nashville, Tennessee, creating income for her family. We use high quality 100% cotton fabric and 100% polyester thread for added strength and durability. The weighted beads inside each 5” pocket are made from an FDA-approved, non-irritating PVC compound.How can a weighted blanket help? This weighted blanket is designed to improve your sleep and reduce your anxiety for year-round comfort. Many people experience a deeper and more restful sleep on the first night. Others find the blanket’s weight restrictive at first, but after several nights grow to love the effect of the weight. Customers experiencing extreme anxiety have been instantly comforted by using this blanket.How does a weighted blanket work? It works like a deep tissue massage, similar to the effect of a dentist’s lead blanket, releasing serotonin throughout your body to help you calm down and relax.
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