While weighted blankets have experienced an explosion in recent popularity - it has long been used as a niche medical device for the special needs community, helping individuals with autism or sensory disorder find relief. A weighted blanket is meant to simulate a calming hug & embrace to help you relax mentally & physically, and it turns out everyone loves hugs and the much better sleep they bring.
And who doesn't love to sleep? It is the most fundamental part of an effective self-care routine, and a weighted blanket might be the missing piece to enjoying consistently great sleep every night.
Here is everything you need to know about weighted blankets from their benefits to how to find the right one for you. (There is also a quick conclusion on the bottom if you want the short version)
What exactly is a weighted blanket & how does it work?
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When it comes to choosing the correct weight of your weighted blanket, the rule of thumb is that it should be around 8~12% of your body weight. For example, if you weigh 150lbs, you should look for a weighted blanket between 12 to 18 lbs.
Our blanket features 4" weighted pocket lined with two layers of thick bead locking cotton quilting sealed in anti-leak double stitching finish.
A weighted blanket is a definitely worthwhile investment for your self-care. It works through deep pressure therapy that helps your brain release happy, serotonin & sleep agent, melatonin. It enables you to calm the nerves, relax, and fall asleep faster and deeper.
A quick recap on picking the ideal weighted blanket:
2. Select one that is specially designed for even weight distribution as it is the key to the effectiveness of the blanket. Look for one with smaller pockets (4"), lead-free glass microbeads & double stitching construction.