Sleep disorder is a silent epidemic that affects both adults and even children. People around the world who suffer from high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, overactive thyroid, etc usually have problems getting good sleep too. Stress, anxiety, or conditions like autism, insomnia, and ADHD often lead to sleep disorders. Weighted blankets improve sleep quality and can reduce symptoms of these disorders and diseases.
How does a heavy blanket work?
Heavy blankets contain weight inside that creates deep touch pressure on the body. This stimulation gives a feeling of being hugged during sleep which has a calming effect on the nervous system. This helps to reduce anxiety, increase melatonin stress, and restlessness as a sleep aid. Weighted blankets have been effective in improving sleep quality in conditions like insomnia and autism.
Several brands are selling weighted blankets to improve sleep quality in conditions like ADHD, autism spectrum, and insomnia. Most of these heavy blankets are stuffed with plastic pellets to make them more affordable. The truth is, these plastic pellets are not always hygienic and do not create uniform pressure throughout the body. Gravity blankets use high-quality glass beads that are hypoallergenic with organic cotton and distribute gentle pressure evenly.
Experts suggest using heavy blankets that are at least 10 percent of your body weight. This weight ratio perfectly balances the body to create the desired pressure stimulation to relax the nervous system with cortisol for deeper sleep and better overall health benefits.
Benefits of Weighted blanket
What makes Gravity the best-weighted blankets? Here is how our blankets work to help you get a better night’s rest.
#1. Deep pressure stimulation: Heavy blankets stuffed with fine grade glass beads create deep pressure stimulation by evenly distributing the weight throughout the body. This gives the feeling of a hug to create a sense of calmness and security during sleep.
#2. Increases serotonin: The deep pressure stimulations increase the release of serotonin, a hormone in the brain responsible for calming down the nervous system. This is especially helpful in conditions like autism, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.
#3. Improves sleep quality: Our weighted blankets that are designed with breathable cover and moisture-wicking fabric not only relieves anxiety and stress to better sleep but also ensure sweat-free night. Gravity breathable blankets are warm enough for a winter night and we have cooling weighted blankets for the summers.
#4. Better mood: Weighted blankets enhance the release of good hormones like serotonin and oxytocin. These hormones calm the nervous system to reduce stress levels promoting a happier mood after a good night’s sleep. An increased level of oxytocin controls the heart rate to reduce restlessness while you sleep, lower anxiety, and improve mental health.
The therapeutic effects of weighted blankets have been recognized by medical experts globally for sleep problems. Many people suffering from conditions like stress, anxiety, autism, or insomnia have been able to get uninterrupted restful sleep by using weighted blankets.
Gravity 15-pound blankets are specifically designed to help you sleep better. Our weight blankets come with a breathable duvet cover that is easily removable for cleaning and machine washable. Gravity offers blankets in sizes of 72” x 48” and 90″ x 90″. These heavy blankets come in the weight range of 15lbs, 20 lbs, 25 lbs, and 35lbs to suit all ages and body types.