Weighted Blankets for Stress & Sleep Issues
Stress can prevent people from living a full, rich life.
Weighted blankets can provide a calming effect through processes called grounding and enhanced proprioceptive input.
Grounding is at the heart of Deep Pressure Therapy. The weight of the blanket pushes down on your body’s proprioceptive sensors (that detect movement and body part positioning), giving your brain an idea about where it is in relation to everything around it.
You don’t have to take our word for it though - read how others feel after sleeping with a weighted blanket for stress for just one night:
How Can Weighted Blanket Help With Symptoms of Stress?
Nothing is better at the end of a long day than climbing into bed, snuggling up under the covers, and drifting off to sleep.
If you are stressed, weighted blankets can help you do that much easier than you normally would. Instead of staring at the ceiling for hours, you will be catching those Z's in no time at all.
Weighted blankets for stress are exactly what they sound like – blankets that are heavier than normal blankets, and designed to “ground” your body during sleep by pushing it, applying pressure to your nerve endings. The benefits you will reap while using our calming weighted blanket are numerous, but here’s a small sneak peek so you know what to expect.
A body that’s under stress produces cortisol, a hormone responsible for our flight or fight response. When that happens, our blood pressure shoots up, and so does our heart rate. We begin breathing heavily and tense up. It’s a natural reaction to danger, but since our body can’t differentiate between emotional stress and an actual threat, we’re forced to spend the night staring at the ceiling.
According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, using a weighted blanket during the night is effective in re-establishing normal cortisol production, bringing it into balance with the body’s natural circadian rhythm.
In layman’s terms, a weighted blanket for stress can possibly reduce the level of cortisol in our system, while, at the same time, promoting the release of beneficial neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. Just like that, your body starts unwinding and preparing itself for a restful night.
Choosing The Weighted Blanket for Your Stress-Induced Sleep Troubles.
The idea of covering yourself up with a heavy, weighted blanket may sound strange to you - it does to a lot of people. However, after trying it for just one night, you will see just how effective it can be.
Before you give it a try, it’s important to know what to look for in a weighted blanket for stress and sleep:
- Weighted blankets for stress comes in a range of different sizes and weights. It is generally recommended that you choose a blanket that weighs 5-15% of your body weight. So, if you weigh 68kg, a 6.8kg blanket would be ideal.
- Blanket filling is also important. Some companies use grains like rice or barley to fill their Calming Blankets. While these options may be cost-effective, they could be a problem for people with grain allergies or sensitivities. Other factors, such as machine washing, should be considered as well. The best filling for weighted blanket are glass microbeads - they are heavy enough so that a handful in each pocket will be enough to get the desired weight without making the blanket too cumbersome.
- Don’t forget the fabric, either. Since you will be covering with this blanket from here on out, you want something that is soft and warm. Cotton is great for warm sleepers, but bamboo fibre is even better. If you want something ultra comfy and soft, then a minky cover is just up your alley!
Calming Blankets use evenly-distributed beads paired with an ultra-soft minky fabric for maximum comfort, creating a soothing pressure over your body as you sleep.
Our blankets for stress come in a 2.2kg kids size, as well as 4.5kg, 6.8kg and 9kg adult sizes. We also have a queen-size blanket available, as well as one that made entirely out of bamboo fibre that's perfect for hot sleepers and can be used all-year-round.
Every Calming Blankets’ weighted blanket for stress is backed by a 30-day return policy so you can peacefully order yours today, without adding on to your stress. Shipping throughout Australia is absolutely FREE and you will receive your weighted blanket for stress within 2 to 8 days.
Take the first steps toward a restful night’s sleep and a stress-free day with Calming Blankets.
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