“Weighted blankets were originally made for those who experience sensory overload and restlessness or chronic stress, which result in depression, irregular sleeping patterns, and poor attention spans. Weighted therapy is known to provide a calming effect from deep touch pressure, which refers to a form of sensory input, often provided by firm stroking, cuddling, hugging and squeezing.” @dreamweightblankets
“I strongly recommend this blanket for cuddling. Oh and if you’re looking for one of the best naps of your life/deep sleeps/why haven’t I been using this my whole life/ holy cow I could become a professional napper/it’s straight heavenly.”
— Who said that? Me ?
Alright, let’s get to the point. I can’t stand blogs that lag on and on, nothing against it… just a personal preference.
Top three benefits of a weighted-blanket:
A weighted-blanket is said to provide the same benefits as a hug.
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- Not only does it provide ease, it helps release the hormone oxytocin which can slow your heart rate, decrease anxiety and help put you a relaxed state.
- Wait really, a hug? Both give you firm pressure, I mean if you’re a good hug giver. None of that one handed, pat hug non-sense, but a real firm and warm hug. This re-enforces a cozy hug. My dad gives the best hugs #nonbiased
Its got that, “Happy Chemical”
Aka Serotonin. Since the blanket is weighted, it creates a deep pressure stimulation, which has been shown to boost the production of serotonin.
- Serotonin is known to help regulate mood digestion, sleep, and memory.
- Why is it called the “happy chemical?” Serotonin contributes to wellbeing and happiness. Booya!!
Since a weighted-blanket is heavy (the one I use is 15 lbs) the pressure of the blanket helps give comfy vibes, giving you a warm and cozy environment to help fall asleep.
Why I love my blanket:
Well first off, I love @dreamweightblankets because the owner and founder, Ana is an absolute sweetheart and designed them herself. Love a go-getter and her story is special. You can check it out, here. She offers a money back guarentee– but you won’t need it.
I also photographed these blankets for Ana, and fell more in love with the designs and benefits.
Have you ever slept with a weighted-blanket? Do you want to? I’m ready to cuddle up in mine….”ROB!!!”
As you know, I avo-cading love you.