Experience the Benefits of Weighted Comforters
Weighted comforters have gained popularity over the recent years. You may find yourself wondering what the benefits of such a blanket could possibly be for your individual needs. The fact that the blanket has more weight than a traditional blanket may aid in a holistic approach to improving your health in numerous ways.
What Exactly Are Weighted Down Comforters?
Since you have begun your search into weighted down comforters, you may want to know exactly what they are. A weighted blanket is just that — a blanket with extra weight to it. The weight comes from substances sewn inside the weighted comforters, such as glass beads. There are other types of filling for these blankets as well, like plastic pellets or steel balls.
The comforters are available in different weights. It seems that 15 lbs or 20 lbs are common weights for these types of blankets, and most adults find these to be a suitable weight. The blankets also come in various sizes. They may range from lap blankets to comforters that would fit exactly on the top of a queen-sized bed.
Benefits of Weighted Comforters
Weighted blankets have been around for decades, but just recently the use of these comforters have become more widespread among adults. Due to their size, these blankets are a natural way to help alleviate some types of sleep and anxiety troubles.
If you’re looking for a natural and holistic approach to improving your health, a weighted blanket may be just the thing you need.
Deep Pressure Touch From Weighted Blankets Help Release Good Chemicals in the Brain
Weighted blankets use deep pressure touch (DPT) to instill a sense of calm. DPT is the term used for the feeling created by gentle pressure applied uniformly all over the body. This is how a weighted blanket soothes the nervous system.
The weight in the blanket helps release chemicals into the brain that make you feel good and relax. The weight of the blankets also may increase the production of endorphins in the brain. The increased production of these chemicals in the brain due to the weight of the comforter on top of you is how DPT makes you feel more at ease and relaxes the nervous system.
Blankets May Improve Insomnia
Many adults struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep in a bed with normal bedding and blankets. Finding a way to alleviate this is frustrating and time-consuming. A different blanket might not initially seem like the most viable solution. However, weighted blankets are scientifically shown to help fight off insomnia. People that try sleeping with a weighted comforter experience an easier time falling asleep and less restless sleep than without a weighted blanket.
This is due in part to the fact that the blanket creates a feeling of being tucked tightly into bed. The comforter is able to create a more comfortable environment in which to fall asleep. Thus, the weighted blanket brings a deeply calming sensation to aid in better sleep.
The Weight of Comforters Lessen Anxiety
In the fast-paced world we live in today, anxiety and stress are common. It may be hard to unwind completely from the day before trying to go to sleep. Anxiety blankets, or weighted blankets, are a safe and natural way to lower your stress levels and ease anxiety.
The weight of the comforter keeps your body in place as you sleep. This leads to a higher level of relaxation under the blanket during the night if your body isn’t moving around as much due to the weight. The weighted blanket will help you wake up feeling well and rested.
By using a blanket to lower your levels of anxiety and stress, your physical health, in addition to your emotional and mental health, will improve. Weighted blankets may be a holistic approach to health instead of other alternate methods, such as medications.
Weighted Blankets Imitate a Hug
Hugging others on a regular basis is a health benefit that has been studied extensively over time. It releases "feel good" hormones that slow the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and promotes a deep sense of relaxation. Weighted blankets also achieve this effect. So essentially, weighted blankets mimic a hug.
The weight from the glass beads that fill the blanket create the same feeling as cuddling another person. The blanket molds to your body, comforting you enough to keep you calm and able to drift off to sleep.
Blankets Are a Holistic Approach to Health
Weighted blankets are an all-natural approach to treating some conditions that may greatly impact your emotional and physical health. People that struggle with emotional and mental conditions may use weighted blankets to aid in relief from symptoms they may suffer from on a regular basis.
These blankets increase serotonin production in the brains of the people who use them. Weighted blankets could help people experience a decrease in symptoms from conditions that result from low serotonin levels.
Many search for natural alternatives to medicine for health conditions. Weighted comforters provide the holistic approach that many are hoping to find.
People also understandably want to find relief from pain without using any medications. Weighted blankets may provide relief for certain painful conditions. For example, the gentle pressure from the weight of the blanket may help relieve the pain from fibromyalgia. This type of comforter may also help relieve pain associated with restless leg syndrome as well.
Try a Weighted Blanket and See the Benefits for Yourself
Weighted comforters are becoming popular for a reason. Many want a more natural way to improve their health, and these blankets do just that. Finding the perfect weighted blanket for you may be easy. Blankets made with natural cotton, filled with glass beads and a weight that is good for you could make all the difference. The weight of the blankets offers so many soothing effects on your health that you will notice the difference. A new, luxurious comforter is always enjoyable to purchase. A new comforter that has real health benefits is even better.
Written by Elizabeth Grojean. Elizabeth founded Baloo Living after experiencing the profound feeling of a weighted blanket. Elizabeth is committed to helping people live more balanced, grounded lives through products that provide gentle support.