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Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets are heavier than standard blankets and are used in deep pressure stimulation therapy. The idea behind deep touch pressure is to provide proprioceptive input through the application of pressure or weight. Medical professionals frequently suggest them as a secure and successful therapy for sensory seekers of all ages. Weighted blankets work by applying deep pressure stimulation to soothe both body and mind, boosting serotonin production and lowering cortisol levels. Gentle pressure can help people with autism, anxiety, or insomnia sleep better by increasing melatonin and serotonin production. Melatonin promotes sleep, while serotonin improves mood. This light pressure can slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and relax your body. This can make it easier for you to fall asleep peacefully.

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The Benefits and Uses of Weighted Blankets

These blankets are designed for people of all ages, but they are especially helpful for people with autism and other related sensory processing disorders because they offer soothing deep pressure and sensory input.

Very young children, expectant mothers, the elderly, people with low blood pressure, respiratory conditions, type 2 diabetes, or those who are claustrophobic may find weighted blankets to be inappropriate. If you fit any of these descriptions, you should consult a doctor.

We advise choosing a weighted blanket made especially for children. We also recommend that you consult a doctor to ascertain your child's ideal weight before getting them one.

As a general rule, we recommend selecting a blanket approximately 10% of the user's body weight to ensure comfort and the proper amount of pressure without causing discomfort or restriction.

When using a weighted blanket, there is no right or wrong way to do it. Depending on what feels comfortable for you, you can either lay it on top of you or wrap it around yourself while sitting. They can be used day or night in a variety of settings, such as sensory rooms, classrooms, or homes. Users can take advantage of the benefits of deep pressure therapy wherever they are thanks to their portability.

Types of weighted blankets

There are two primary types of weighted blankets: woven blankets, which are filled with dense yarn, and duvet-style blankets, which usually contain ball bearings, plastic or glass beads, or other heavy fill.

Additional information

At Land of Beds, we have various payment options available to help you with your purchases. These include buy now, pay later with Klarna, and pay monthly options with no deposit, interest-free credit.

For those interested in purchasing a weighted blanket, our team of award-winning bed experts is available to help. You can contact them at 01928 246869 or via email at sales@landofbeds.co.uk. Alternatively, visit one of our showrooms for a warm welcome and assistance in finding the weighted blanket that suits your needs.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the best weighted blanket?

    The best weighted blanket depends on personal preferences regarding cost, size, weight, and style. Our bed experts can help you choose the right one.

  • What are the benefits of using a weighted blanket?

    Stress reduction and relaxation are two advantages of using a weighted blanket. The gentle, even pressure distribution offers a comforting, hug-like feeling that promotes relaxation and better sleep. They can provide a sense of calm by reducing symptoms of anxiety, dyspnea (shortness of breath), and fast heartbeat in people with overactive nervous systems.

  • How do weighted blankets work?

    The added weight can ease transitions, ease tension and anxiety, improve sleep quality, help the user relax, and stop meltdowns and repetitive behaviour.

  • Are there risks when using a weighted blanket?

    Some risks associated with using a weighted blanket include obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, and claustrophobia, so consulting a healthcare professional if you have concerns is essential.

  • Is it safe to use a weighted blanket during pregnancy?

    We do not recommend using one when pregnant. If you do wish to, we advise seeking professional medical advice in the first instance.

  • Do weighted blankets make you hot?

    They can trap heat and moisture, making a person sleep hot. However, some products are breathable and have a heat-wicking material to keep the body cool during sleep. Our bed experts will be able to recommend further.

  • How long do weighted blankets last?

    If cared for properly, they can last for up to five years.

  • Can I sleep under a weighted blanket?

    Yes, you can.

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