Weighted blankets can help reduce anxiety in both children and adults. They’re typically safe to use. They help many people achieve a relaxed state, allowing them to sleep more deeply. Weighted blankets help ground your body during sleep by pushing it downwards.
How heavy should a weighted blanket be?
Determining how heavy a weighted blanket should depend on your own body weight. Ideally, your weighted blanket weight should be 7-10% of your own body weight, with an additional one or two pounds if your weight falls in between the recommended ranges.
Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?
Adults, teens, and children can benefit from weighted blanket therapy. Weighted Blankets are a safe and effective non-drug therapy for anyone seeking a solution for loss of sleep and relaxation. Weighted blankets work by providing input to the deep pressure touch receptors throughout the body. Deep pressure touch helps the body relax.
What are the health benefits of Weighted blankets?
One of the main benefits of weighted blankets is the deep pressure touch. Weighted blankets can promote relaxation by triggering the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. These feel-happy hormones are naturally produced in the brain and help combat stress, anxiety, and even depression.
Why to get a weighted blanket?
A weighted blanket brings about physiological changes that help your body relax. This directly contributes to improved sleeping habits and reduced stress. It is the reason why weighted blankets are recommended for people dealing with insomnia and anxiety.
What is the ideal weight for a weighted blanket?
The most common recommendation is that a weighted blanket should weigh between 5 to 10% of a person’s body weight. Most people err toward a weight closer to 10%. So for someone who weighs 150 pounds, a 10-15 pound weighted blanket is probably the best bet.
What if weighted blanket is too heavy?
Can a Weighted Blanket Be Too Heavy?
What are weighted blankets made of and what makes them heavy?
What goes into a weighted blanket? What are the materials used that make it so heavy? A weighted blanket is essentially composed of a quilted fabric with embedded ‘pockets’ stuffed with a filler material to increase its weight. The stuffing is primarily responsible for the extra weight the blanket provides.
What size weighted blanket should I get?
Generally, a full-size weighted blanket should run from 50 to 56-inches wide by 72-inches long . A 50-inch X 72-inch weighted blanket will be just the right size to accommodate one person sleeping in a full-size bed.