A Note from a Weighted Blanket Convert

September 20, 2021 2 min read

We take great care in selecting, producing, and testing our products before we list them on the shop. Needless to say, it warms our hearts to receive great reviews from happy customers. 

Quality sleep can make the difference between a good day and a bad day. 

Much of the feedback regarding the bamboo sheets and weighted blanket is that they are “life changing”, and that's high praise. We asked a few to elaborate. With Mel’s permission, we are sharing what she sent — 

"I’ve had my eye on your weighted blanket for years, being familiar with weighted blankets from readings on anxiety and stress management, but I was hesitant to purchase because my husband is claustrophobic, and I have my tendencies, too.

Last month, our family caught a virus (not that virus) and alternately got sick over a period of weeks, and it was all so stressful considering the context of this point in time. I was anxious and spiraling because all I have wanted this past year and a half was to keep my family safe and healthy, and the threat to this felt overwhelming.

I got the weighted blanket as a last ditch attempt to help me cope during this period, and was pleasantly surprised by just how effective it has been at helping me keep it together. We all got through it, thankfully, and I was able to take care of everyone and myself because I was able to stay calm and collected.

It didn't occur to me how much my anxiety was affecting me until I was able to feel what it's like on the other side." 

Weighted blankets can harness Deep Touch Stimulation. DTS relaxes the nervous system. It promotes the production of melatonin (the hormone that regulates the sleep–wake cycle) and serotonin (the hormone that stabilizes our mood, integral to one's sense of well-being), helping reduce stress and anxiety naturally.

Sleeping longer, falling asleep faster, and improving your sleep quality all help in boosting your mood and give you more energy to take on the day.

It’s easy to feel isolated during this time, and weighted blankets give that warm, comforting feeling of being hugged. They have also been known to soothe panic attacks, and help those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and sensory processing issues.

These are challenging times, and a lot of us are finding our own ways to cope. We are grateful to be able to help in this way. If you have any questions about weighted blankets, feel free to reach out and email us at hello at linenandhomes dot com. (For medical advice, please get in touch with medical professionals.)

Shop our weighted blanket here.

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