Blankets These homemade weighted blankets are typically weighed anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds, making them heavier than the average comforter or down quilt. This blanket is ideal for people dealing with anxiety, insomnia, or autism. Research has shown that weighted blankets can help reduce symptoms and manage these conditions. Benefits of a weighted blanket for anxiety Weighted blankets can help reduce anxiety in both children and adults. They’re typically safe to use. They help many people achieve a relaxed state, allowing them to sleep more deeply. Weighted blankets help ground your body during sleep by pushing it downwards. This process, known as “earthing” or “grounding,” may have a deeply calming effect. The blankets also simulate deep pressure touch (DPT), a type of therapy that uses firm, hands-on pressure to reduce chronic stress and high levels of anxiety. Studies show that grounding may help reduce nighttime levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Cortisol is produced when your brain thinks you’re under attack, eliciting the fight or flight response. Stress can escalate cortisol levels. This can have a negative impact on the immune system. It can also increase blood sugar levels and adversely affect the digestive tract. By providing deep pressure touch, weighted blankets can promote relaxation and help break this cycle. This may trigger the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which are feel-good hormones produced in the brain. These hormones help combat stress, anxiety, and depression. Blankets are made by Vovo's Collection, a Canadian home. All blankets are made to order! Orders take up to 3 weeks.
Homemade Anxiety Blanket