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Why Are Weighted Blankets Becoming So Popular?

The past year has resulted in stressful times for majority of us in one way or another. Leaving most people longing for a good night's sleep. Nowadays, it is not easy to just shut down your mind and fall asleep. Which is why the weighted blanket trend has been gaining in popularity .


As a product, weighted blankets are not a new invention. The use of a weighted blanket has been around for years. It just has not been discovered by the masses yet... Not everybody knows the numerous benefits of sleeping under a weighted blanket. 


Here is the story of how weighted blankets moved from a niche market to a trending product on most holiday gift lists:


How the Use of Weighted Blankets Started...


As the name suggests, a weighted blanket is similar to regular blankets just heavier. It is filled with glass beads or plastic pellets to weigh more. The pressure of this weight makes the body feel calmer and more relaxed. That is why weighted blankets were initially used as a sleep and calming aid in special needs communities. 


Most children with autism or adults with PTSD symptoms have sleep problems. It is due to sensory issues or trauma that makes it harder for them to fall asleep. These issues can also wake people up multiple times in the middle of the night.


That is why therapists make use of weighted blankets to help with these cases. Sleeping under a weighted blanket helps decrease the anxiety and movement of the body. It calms down the whole nervous system. 


The Move to a Wider Market...


It is not a surprise that weighted blankets have gained all this popularity in just a few years. With so many people feeling stressed and anxious, it is only logical to look for a solution. Sleeping under a weighted blanket has provided an answer to this growing need.


Research has shown that the pressure of a weighted blanket makes you feel calmer and more relaxed. People have described it as getting a warm hug. You do not have to suffer from anxiety, depression, or any other disorder to need that feeling. Everybody enjoys the pressure of hugs or massages. 

 

Even if you sleep well at night, a weighted blanket will still be beneficial for you. Many people sleep for long hours and still wake up feeling tired. A weighted blanket will help you get deeper, quality sleep. You will wake up energized and in a better mood. 


How a Weighted Blanket Works...


Deep pressure therapy has proven over the years to induce happy, relaxing hormones. It also decreases cortisol, the stress hormone. That is what a weighted blanket exactly does. It will be like getting deep pressure therapy at home.



At Calming Blankets, our priority is the comfort of our clients. That is why we provide high-quality, soft, evenly distributed weighted blankets. 



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