November 11, 2020

For many people, weighted blankets have become a routine part of stress relief and healthy sleep habits, and for good reason. Research suggests weighted blankets may benefit people with anxiety, autism, and insomnia, among other conditions.

Let’s explore how weighted blankets work as well as the benefits and risks of using these therapeutic blankets.

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What are the benefits of using a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets are therapeutic blankets that weigh between 5 to 30 pounds. The pressure from the extra weight mimics a therapeutic technique called deep pressure stimulation.

Deep pressure stimulation uses hands-on pressure to relax the nervous system. Doing so may help:

  • relieve pain
  • lessen anxiety
  • improve mood

Deep pressure stimulation doesn’t have to be completely hands on. With weighted blankets, the same pressure comes from having the blanket wrapped around the body.

Deep pressure stimulation has shown to be an effective part of other treatments, including massage therapy and the use of support animals.

    Who may benefit from a weighted blanket?

    Researchers have studied weighted blankets’ effectiveness for various conditions. Although more research is needed, results have so far indicated the following benefits:

    Benefits of Weighted Blankets For Those With Autism

    One of the symptoms of autism, especially in children, is trouble sleeping. In a crossover study from 2014, researchers investigated the effectiveness of weighted blankets for sleep issues related to autism. The results found there was little improvement in sleep scores from the use of the weighted blanket.

    However, both the children and their parents noted they liked the weighted blanket more, despite the lack of improvement. This is supported by a smaller study that found the positive benefits of deep pressure therapy in some people with autism. These benefits may extend to weighted blankets as well.

    Here is one of my customer's experiences:

    Resources: https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/do-weighted-blankets-work#risks



    "It was the first time in a long while I have been able to sleep on my back without awakening several times during the night." ~ C A M, USAF Retired, Disabled American Veteran

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    A dream come true for anyone looking for extra comfort. Each 100% soft cotton fleece weighted blanket was designed with individual channels and removable weighted sleeves for a uniquely adjustable weighted blanket. 

    Why Buy Our Weighted Blankets?

    Benefits of our amazing weighted blankets:

    • Good for sleepless nights
    • Calming for children with autism
    • This is a sensory weighted blanket

    The Weighted Dream Blanket was intentionally designed to be more narrow than a typical comforter or quilt. Our design keeps more weight on your body (where you need it) than on the bed!

    Our weighted wraps:

    For some we have spoken with who love their weighted blanket, they also like to have a weighted wrap which offers a portable version of the blanket. One for your couch, computer or your travels.




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