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Weighted Blankets have exploded in popularity in recent years, due to their anxiety-relieving properties. Originally designed to help calm people on the Autism Spectrum, now they’re a popular household item and an effective general sleep aid for anyone.
The weighted blanket’s popularity primarily comes from its promise to reduce anxiety and promote better sleep. It’s more or less exactly what you’d expect: a blanket filled with pellets, giving it an added weight that gently hugs the user.
While weighted blankets can benefit anyone, they’re especially useful for fitful sleepers. The blanket gently presses on the user, keeping them still and supported until morning. This soothing pressure reduces cortisol, the human body’s main stress hormone, and encourages production of serotonin, a hormone associated with feelings of happiness and well-being.
Weighted blankets can also alleviate symptoms in people suffering from insomnia, chronic pain conditions or restless leg syndrome. They’re good for deeper psychological reasons, too, with benefits shown for those suffering from depression.
- Not recommended for infants or young children.
- Weight: 4.5kg
- Size: 114 x 150cm
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