How do weighted blankets work? | Duka Group Textile

How do weighted blankets work? | Duka Group Textile

Sleep is an essential part of our general health and is often easily affected by daily stress and negative situations. Therefore, over the years, many ways have been pointed out to reach quality sleep. Weighted blankets are getting popular over the last few years and one of the top helpers for those who like to stop looking at the wall and start to dream peacefully.

What is a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is like any blanket with a couple of extra features. Weighted blankets are filled with little plastic or glass beads. These beads ensure the pressure your body needs and help it by spreading them evenly. The blankets vary in sizes and materials. This way, people with different sensitivities can get one suitable for them. Since there are many options to find the perfect one for you, it is also essential the reason you need or try weighted blankets.

How do weighted blankets help?

How do weighted blankets work?

In this day and age, anxiety is something we are all familiar with. And usually the first place it shows itself is our sleep schedule. There are certainly many solutions to it, whether seeing a professional or adjusting our daily lives better. And this is where weighted blankets step in!

Hugging the people, we love helps us to calm down in times of stress and anxiety. Apart from its emotional side, there is also a physical explanation to it. When we hug someone, we put pressure on them, activating their parasympathetic nervous system. This nervous system is responsible for calming the nerves in our bodies. Just like hugging or patting someone on the back, weighted blankets put pressure on the body evenly and activate this nervous system, ensuring a comfortable sleep.

How to choose the best weighted blanket for you?

Since there are many options with weighted blankets, it may seem hard to find the perfect one for your dream sleep. However, relax and follow our below steps to your weighted blanket.

  • Choosing a weighted blanket according to your weight is the best way to get it right. The blanket should be 7-12% of your weight to help feel the pressure yet not keep you as a statue under the blanket.

  • You may like oversized t-shirts and sweaters. But the weighted blanket should be just like your size, a perfect cover for your body to experience comfort. 

  • The material is often made of breathable cotton, which maximizes the fresh feeling.

How do weighted blankets work?


Deep pressure therapy with weighted blankets

Deep Pressure therapy or Deep Touch Pressure Therapy is used by therapists for people with anxiety, sleep disorders, insomnia, and people from the autism spectrum. Its most important purpose is to use deep pressure therapy on Autonomic Nervous System by the glass or plastic beads and thus reduce stress. This way, the blankets copy the feeling of someone hugging you or patting you in the back and activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

Deep pressure stimulation is used in a variety of disorders as well as on people who can’t sleep comfortably due to daily stress. In the meantime, weighted blankets are getting more and more attention as our lives change quickly, and sometimes it can be hard to adapt. With a good night's sleep, our view can get better and more positive.  

Weighted blankets ensure deep pressure therapy to calm the body and help you have a good night's sleep. With the pressure evenly spread on your body, melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle, is released.

 You can contact us and learn more about weighted blankets and what type works best for you!