These blankets, that are also known as calming blankets, have become really popular in the last few years to help reduce stress, anxiety, and greatly improve the ability to sleep better. There are now many brands on the Australian market, and all have similar features, but the best way is to try and borrow a weighted blanket and try it for a night of sleep and see if it reduces stress and anxiety.
Try it both in bed and maybe on the couch. Get a feel for the weighted blanket and check out how the weighted blanket is made. Is if good quality, and well made.
Generally the weight creates a slight pressure and feeling of sleeping in a swadel like a baby. Many customers of these say it has greatly helped them sleep better at work, that obviously helps with a range of other health issues and a happier life. Do yourself and your family a favour and get a weighted blanket.
A weighted blanket has universally been known to help you get a better nights sleep, and also make it easier to fall asleep, and possibly even fall asleep more quickly.
"is firm but gentle squeezing, hugs, or holding that relaxes the nervous system. This pressure can be applied with the hands, special massage tools, or products that your child can wear or wrap around themselves to provide pressure."
What Are Weighted Blankets Made Of?
Weighted blankets are generally made of cotton or polyester, and contain weighted substances embedded inside the quilt. Weighted blankets are designed to help with sensory disorders and other issues such as anxiety, distress, insomnia, and for people with sensory integration dysfunction.
The weighted material may be sand pellets, glass beads or plastic beads.For further information you can also read our post here. Opinions differ as to the filling of a weighted blanket, and if it makes a difference in the feel and performance of a weighted blanket.
The best things to do is to find a friend with a weighted blanket and do some research on the different types of filling. Generally a weighted blanket with glass beads, is a littler more expensive due to the perceived quality, compared to a weighted blanket with plastic pellets.
It also depends on your body weight. If you don't get the match right between your body weight, and the weighted blanket, you may not get the benefit of the good nights sleep your are hoping for.
Below is a segment that was aired on Channel 78's Morning Show, discussing the benefits of a weighted blankets, and how it can help reduce stress, should be 10 of your body weight, and help get a good nights sleep.
Weighted Blanket Brands
There are a number of different brands of weighted blanket in Australia. These include MerryLife, Buzio, YnM, BlankyHug and RelaxBlanket. By using a weighted blanket by these brands, it's almost guaranteed to get a better nights sleep that you ever have had before, along with reducing stress and anxiety to a much greater level.
There are also some very popular brands such as the Neptune Blanket and Calming Blankets Australia.
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