Sometimes the world may feel lunatic, chaotic, and despairing. Most of us can face such a mental challenge sometimes. For a great many individuals, these horrible thoughts have become a part of their daily routine. Thankfully, there is a way out for everyone, and we are here to help you find it.
How Weighted Blankets Work
The initial aim of weighted blankets was to provide aid to people with autism spectrum disorder who often appear to be victims of anxiety. Later on, it gained popularity as a tool to relieve all symptoms caused by stress and anxiety among wider circles: insomnia, sleepwalking, depression, etc.
A weighted blanket usually contains a special filler (small glass or polypropylene granules or balls) that provides a specific feeling called deep touch pressure. Under such stimulation, the brain actively produces “happiness” chemicals – serotonin and dopamine.
These hormones help balance the circadian rhythms (also called sleep-wake cycles) and, combined with melatonin, have a tranquilizing effect on your mental and physical condition. The receptor stimulation allows you to completely relax and feel fully safe.
Effects of Weighted Blankets for Your Health
Since so many disorders and daily issues occur due to hormone imbalance, weighted blankets can aid people of all ages and needs. It is a safe and non-pharmacological way to diminish cortisol levels and enhance serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and melatonin. Here is what you can get in result:
- improve sleep quality;
- reduce anxiety;
- resist stress;
- promote calm and peace of mind;
- lighten the mood;
- alleviate chronic pain;
- normalize the heart rate;
- improve focus.
Most of these effects can improve the health and wellbeing of anyone. However, weighted blankets are used in addition to the standard treatment of a wide range of syndromes and diseases:
- panic disorder;
- restless leg syndrome;
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- autistic spectrum disorder (ASD);
- Tourette syndrome;
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);
- epilepsy, and more.
Note: weighted blankets are not recommended for those who have claustrophobia and chronic respiratory conditions, as well as for children under 2 years old.
Canada’s Best Premium Weighted Blanket
Better Sleep was founded by a Quebec family willing to promote mental health all around the world. For that, they developed Canada’s best premium weighted blankets with several exclusive features. So what makes Better Sleep unique?
- Certified safety of the products proven by Oeko-Tex certification.
- Eco-friendly and non-toxic materials used in the blanket production (recycled glass microbeads as a filler and bamboo fabric for covers).
- A great variety of weights, sizes, colors, and covers to meet all special needs.
- Innovative technology to provide excellent weight distribution and all-season comfort.
- 60 nights free trial.
- Quick and friendly service.
We believe that the world would be a better place if everyone felt loved and appreciated. Weighted blankets are not a miracle cure-all for physical and mental health issues, but people of almost all ages and needs can use them as an additional at-home therapy of a soft and warm cuddle. Just because all you need sometimes is a big warm hug.