Have Trouble Sleeping? Weighting Comforts May be the Solution!
Whenever I hear people talked about weighted blankets, I always associate them with Autistic children. They tend to calm them and make them be able to sleep and enjoy life. I never thought I would need one or like one. Boy, was I wrong! I received a Twin-sized Charcoal 15 lb weighted blanket and I haven’t slept so good in years!
If you are battling symptoms of Anxiety, Insomnia, PTSD, Restless Leg and Depression, Weighted blankets might be the answer!
About Weighting Comforts:
Sleeplessness and anxiety are growing issues in the life of the average person. Weighting Comforts seeks to be a solution in the lives of these people. As a therapist, Donna noticed that her clients were calmer and felt more grounded when using a Weighting Comforts weighted blanket. Not only are weighted blankets commonly used in the autism community, they also provide comfort to the average person in a time of stress, depression or anxiety.
Weighting Comforts partners with Sew For Hope, empowering international refugees to sew your blanket.
Sew For Hope is a non-profit organization that provides sewing machines and sewing classes for international refugees that have been resettled in Middle Tennessee. Weighting Comforts is thrilled that their product is providing the opportunity for these refugees to make a living with artistry and skill.
Why do YOU need a Weighted Blanket?
- Reduces anxiety
- Feels like you’re being hugged or held gently
- Helps you relax
- Improves your sleep
Things to know:
Wondering what size to choose? See the size chart HERE. The ideal blanket weight is 10% of your body weight. When in between sizes, we recommend going down. Many of our customers find the 15 lb blanket to be the right weight. I have the 15 lb blanket and it’s perfect!
How is a blanket made? Each Weighting Comforts blanket is handmade by a refugee woman in Nashville, Tennessee, creating income for her family. They use high quality 100% cotton fabric and 100% polyester thread for added strength and durability. The weighted beads inside each 5” pocket are made from an FDA-approved, non-irritating PVC compound. It feels like your sleeping under a bean bag. I find the sound of the beads very relaxing.
How can a weighted blanket help? This weighted blanket is designed to improve your sleep and reduce your anxiety for year-round comfort. Many people experience a deeper and more restful sleep on the first night. Others find the blanket’s weight restrictive at first, but after several nights grow to love the effect of the weight. It did take me a few nights to decide if I liked the restrictive feeling. But, all these years, I have been piling on my own blankets, the more the better! Many people experiencing extreme anxiety have been instantly comforted by using a weighted blanket.
How does a weighted blanket work? It works like a deep tissue massage, similar to the effect of a dentist’s lead blanket. Weighted blankets have been proven to increase serotonin and melatonin in your body, which helps you relax, feel calmer, and fall asleep much easier.
In a recent study, 63% reported lower anxiety after use. Studies have shown that nervous systems calms down when under the weight of a heavy blanket. If anxiety is preventing you from getting quality sleep, this can go a long way toward fixing the problem – and often fix it entirely.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I LOVE my weighted blanket! It did take me a few nights to get used to it but now I don’t want to sleep without it. I feel like I sleep deeper and I don’t want my alarm to go off. I don’t toss and turn all night and some nights I sleep through without waking up. That hasn’t happened since before I was pregnant! I even find that I fall asleep faster. No more looking at the clock to see how much sleep I’m NOT getting!
I have chronic back pain and Weighting Comforts blanket has even helped my pain. When I get home from work, I can lay down on my side and cover up with the weighted blanket and within 30 minutes, my pain has decreased significantly. It must be that serotonin release and relaxation that helps me loosen up and feel better.
I have the flannel Weighted blanket and it’s perfect for me. My hubby likes the bedroom cool, so the added warmth is great for me. They do have Coolmax fabric and Quilting Cotton if flannel is too hot.
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