Recently, weighted blankets have been increasingly popular. Companies claim health benefits such as decreased anxiety and depression and positive effects for learning differences such as autism. So far there has been no scientific proof that a weighted blanket can help with these mental health disorders. Weighted blankets are like regular blankets; however, they have plastic or glass filler inside of them to give them more weight. Anecdotally, they have helped some people get better rest since the extra weight provides a sense of calm such as receive a warm hug. It is thought that the extra weight of the blanket helps release melatonin the sleep hormone. Others think that it also helps release dopamine and serotonin which are the happy hormones while decreasing cortisol which is the stress hormone.
If you are suffering from a sleep or mental health disorder, it’s best to talk to your doctor whether a weight blanket will help you or not. If you are looking for some extra comfort and perhaps slightly better sleep, a weighted blanket is sure worth the try! It’s recommended to get one that is about 10% of your body weight in order to feel adequate pressure.
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