Weighted blankets use Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) to help ground our bodies and release serotonin, which ultimately makes us more calm.
While they’ve been used for decades for therapeutic treatments, weighted blankets are now making it to the mainstream. Plenty of sleep brands are releasing their own iterations, like Layla Sleep — a mattress company that has expanded into other sleep-related products.
We’ve been using the Layla Weighted Blanket ($159 for a queen) and love it’s soft materials, cooling and warming sides, evenly distributed weight, and how it helps us relax before bed and stay asleep through the night.
Sleeping with a blanket filled with weights sounds like it would be anything but comfortable. Surprisingly, though, sleeping with a weighted blanket may help you get your best sleep yet.
What’s the deal with weighted blankets?
Weighted blankets are just what they sound like — regular blankets filled with some sort of weight, typically small glass beads. The weight provides a gentle pressure across your body (think of the feeling you get from a good hug), which helps you relax. And it’s not just in your head. While there aren’t many studies out about weighted blankets …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Life