Are weighted blankets just for kids?

March 25, 2015 2 min read

Who can a weighted blanket help? 

Some people think that weighted blankets are just for kids.

That’s not true! A grownup can have issues that affect the nervous system, including SPD (sensory processing disorder) ADHD, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. We sell blankets to many children and adults with these disorders.

Some people have trouble with naturally falling asleep, many suffer from sleep issues, in fact 22 Million (about 20% of the US population) has trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. We have lots of happy customers who have reported back that they are sleeping better and longer with a weighted blanket.

Another issue that a weighted blanket can help is anxiety – it’s estimated that about 18% of our society has anxiety issues (18 million), our blankets help this population as well -they provide calm and comfort.

One of our best selling blankets is our large weighted blanket (42 inches by 72 inches) it’s the size of a twin size bed spread. Did you know that a weighted blanket that is 5% to 10% of your body weight can engage your sleep hormones and help you rest longer and attain a better level of sleep?

There is a gland in the back of our brains called the pineal Gland that expresses serotonin and melatonin and the pressure of a weighted blanket causes it to put more of that into your system at night. Even a small increase in the brain can make a huge difference for sleep. A weighted blanket can be a real miracle for the right person.

What’s the right weight for you? We recommend 5% to 10% of your ideal body weight.

Our customers tell us “This product is fantastic!! It feels really good and relaxing. Laura makes the process easy and fun. I really enjoyed picking out the fabric. I would recommend weighted blankets to everyone!! and another one says “I haven’t slept this well in years… the last time I slept this well I was 16 years old.”

So grab your weighted blanket at night… just like you would have a cup of coffee in the morning, and see if it doesn’t help. We have evidence that this small change can help your quality of life.

For an adult Large weighted blanket again, you need 5% to 10% of ideal body weight for both of the Women’s and Men’s sizes. sittinguplady_on_couch

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