Most blankets are cozy, warm, and offer at least a cursory feeling of security. Weighted blankets, however, are more than just comfortable. They provide a form of therapy known as deep pressure stimulation. Many studies have shown that this gentle, constant form of pressure can help alleviate a wide variety of discomforts, conditions, and sleep problems. Here are a few of the benefits that come from using a weighted blanket.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues in the US. Luckily, weighted blankets are an excellent way to curb the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and panic. A weighted blanket mimics a warm hugging sensation, giving the user a flood of serotonin (the feel-good chemical.) Weighted blankets specifically for anxiety are typically a bit heavier than a traditional weighted blanket. Studies show that the grounding effect of a weighted blanket can help to reduce levels of Cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Healthline states that Cortisol is produced when your brain feels that it is under attack- creating a fight or flight response. The deep touch pressure of a weighted blanket can help lessen Cortisol production leading to better sleep.
Insomnia is described as difficulty sleeping or the inability to sleep. Chronic insomnia is characterized by a consistent lack of sleep 3 or more nights a week. Lack of sleep can throw off your normal functioning during the day and even put you at risk for various health issues. The weight and deep pressure stimulation from a weighted blanket can help to alleviate the symptoms of insomnia by reducing restlessness. Science Daily describes a study that was done on 120 adults with Insomnia on the use of weighted blankets. 60% of these participants had a positive reaction to the weighted blanket because it improved their quality of sleep.
A weighted blanket can even help with restless leg syndrome. Restless leg syndrome is the endless need to move and the inability to get comfortable when going to sleep at night. The pressure of a weighted blanket can help to lessen the constant need to move throughout the night, allowing you a more restful sleep.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® was established in 2011 and we have sold thousands of blankets to many satisfied customers. We are the experts in this industry. We offer a range of weighted blankets made from minkyfabric to cotton. We even offer a cooling weighted blanket made from a breathable fabric for those that are a hot sleeper.
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