Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Weighted Blanket

What is a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is a blanket filled with small objects providing extra weight that gently feels like being hugged or swaddled.

It mimics the pressure of being hugged or held, which is why weighted blankets have been used for years in occupational therapy, particularly in conditions such as depression, anxiety and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

It helps you fall asleep faster & stay asleep longer

The sensation of sleeping beneath a weighted blanket releases ‘happiness hormones’ that can improve sleep quality and duration providing the feeling of safety, relaxation and comfort.

What are the Top 5 benefits of using a weighted blanket?

Eases Insomnia

Sleeping under weight can soothe your nervous system to get you ready to rest.

Reduces Stress & Anxiety

Research has shown that weighted blankets increase melatonin to help you relax and have deeper sleep.

Improves Focus

Weighted blankets can help calm the overstimulated mind, improving focus and concentration.

Helps with sensory processing disorder

Weighted blankets provide “deep-touch pressure”, which can help one focus on sensory experiences.

Alleviates restless leg syndrome

The blanket feels like a gentle, steady hug around the legs, which can calm irritated nerves.

Is the weighted blanket suitable for me?

Anyone can enjoy the benefits of a blanket (please do not use infants and kids under12 years of age as it may cause suffocation).

One consideration is that it is a 12lb (5.5kg) weighted blanket; some people may feel too warm underneath it even with the air condition on low. To address this, Linen & Homes’ Tranquility weighted blanket comes with a removable and machine washable 100% bamboo cover which allows the blanket to be more breathable and cooling.

Like all therapeutic products, a weighted blanket is a personal preference and may not be suitable for everyone. If you have any questions or comments about Linen & Homes Tranquility weighted blanket, please get in touch by emailing hello@linenandhomes.com

Discover your best sleep ever!

Linen & Homes' Tranquility weighted blanket is filled with micro glass beads which is a higher quality, environmentally friendly, and hypoallergenic filler. Imagine the texture of white sand or salt crystals.

We do invite you to check out our Tranquility weighted blanket