Weighted Blankets

 

What is a Weighted Blanket?

A weighted blanket is in essence, a blanket with extra weight in it.

Weighted blankets provide deep touch pressure or DTP. DTP is about gently applying pressure to the body to increase the release of serotonin, a chemical in the body that promotes relaxation.

PrettySpecial Weighted Blankets are made of 100% pure cotton and are filled with Poly-Pellets, which are non-toxic. This provides deep pressure touch stimulation without any uncomfortable restrictions. The pressure from the weight causes the body to produce serotonin and endorphins, chemicals our bodies naturally use to feel relaxed or calm.

 
 
 

Benefits of a Weighted Blanket

Weighted therapy can help increase the levels of Serotonin and Melatonin overnight.

Researchers also found that deep pressure significantly decreases cortisol levels. After applying deep pressure, cortisol levels dropped by 31%.

Fights Insomnia

Heavy blankets are mostly used for those with autism or sensory processing disorder, but more and more often they are being used for those with sleeping disorders, like insomnia or restless leg syndrome, as well as people who simply would like to improve their sleep overall.

The soothing effect of a weighted blanket can create a more comfortable environment for falling asleep by imitating the feeling of being swaddled tightly in bed. This close physical connection provides a sense of warmth and safety, making it easier for the body to relax.

A Study from Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders (2015) found that a weighted blanket helped those with insomnia sleep better, simply because it helped them feel more settled before bed.

Reduces Anxiety

A weighted blanket is a safe way to lower your stress level and help you reach a relaxed state.

The “relaxed state” results from serotonin production, which is necessary to release melatonin — the sleep hormone, which helps determine when we go to sleep and wake up based on our circadian rhythm.

This means it’ll be faster to fall asleep, reduce anxiety, go into deeper sleep, and move less throughout the night.

Triggers Release Of Feel-good Hormones

Deep pressure touch triggers the release of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, which are the two major feel-good hormones for your brain. Both these beneficial compounds can combat stress, depression, and anxiety, giving you an emotional pick-me-up after a quick snuggle session.

Mimics a Hug

Both hugs and heavy blankets trigger the release of oxytocin, a hormone that slows down your heart rate, reduces blood pressure, and promotes feelings of relaxation.

 
 
 

The Facts

  • 33% of people using a weighted blanket had decreases in their nervous system overactivity.
  • 63% reported having lower anxiety.
  • 78% preferred the weighted blanket as a tool to relieve anxiety over any other option.

According to a published study in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

  • ASD (AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER)
  • ADD / ADHD
  • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS
  • AGITATION
  • ALZHEIMER’S
  • ANXIETY DISORDER
  • ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
  • BI-POLAR DISORDER
  • BRAIN TRAUMA INJURIES
  • CANCER ANXIETY
  • CEREBRAL PALSY
  • CHARGE SYNDROME
  • CHEMO ANXIETY
  • DENTAL ANXIETY
  • DOWN SYNDROME
  • FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
  • FIBROMYALGIA
  • INSOMNIA
  • MENOPAUSE
  • OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
  • PAIN
  • PARKINSON’S DISEASE
  • PDD-NOS
  • POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
  • RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME
  • RESTLESS SLEEP
  • RETT’S SYNDROME
  • SEIZURE DISORDER
  • SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER
  • TENSION
  • TOURETTE’S SYNDROME
 
 

Ready To Relax? Try a Weighted Blanket Today!

 
 

The Prices

Toddler Blanket Child Blanket Adult Blanket Xtra Large Blanket
User Weight 31kg – 49kg 49kg – 54kg 58kg to 71kg 71+
Blanket size 80 x 120 cm 100 x 150 cm 120 x 180 cm 150 x 200 cm
Blanket Weight 3kg – 4.5 kg 4kg – 5.5kg 6kg -8kg 8kg – 9kg
Price R750 R900 R1 200 R1 700

Please note that our prints & designs are subject to availability and will be sent upon receipt of your order.

 
 
 

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