First used by autism therapist to help improve autism-related symptoms like anxiety and sensory overload, Weighted Blankets (also known as insomnia blankets) are now becoming a trendy bedroom staple. 

Weighted Blankets prove to reduce stress, can help with chronic pain, and also increases attention span. Can these Blankets help with those living with serious insomnia?  

Do Weighted Blankets Treat Serious Insomnia? 

In recent clinical published studies, it was shown that Weighted Blankets help insomniacs with mental disorders. The participants in the most recent study published by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, all were diagnosed as insomniacs, and also many suffered from anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar and severe depression.

The researchers found that using Weighted Blankets improved sleep quality, reduced drowsiness which increased mood during the day time, and it really did reduce the severity of the patients sleep issues.

Do Weighted Blankets Treat Serious Insomnia? 

In recent clinical published studies, it was shown that Weighted Blankets help insomniacs with mental disorders. The participants in the most recent study published by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, all were diagnosed as insomniacs, and also many suffered from anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar and severe depression.

The researchers found that using Weighted Blankets improved sleep quality, reduced drowsiness which increased mood during the day time, and it really did reduce the severity of the patients sleep issues.

 

Further Research Is Required

Even though Weighted Blankets to treat anxiety are now popular and widely accepted solution for bringing the benefits of DTP, there is still more research that needs to be done.

One research suggests that touch fills a basic human need, resulting in a feeling of peace and comfort - comparable to a mother’s hug when we were young or like a romantic embrace.

There are psychoanalytic theories that support these benefits as well as physical studies like the insomnia study. Research should also be done on different sleep surfaces to further explore other sleep benefits that can be combined along side Weighted Blankets.

Tips For Choosing A Weighted Blanket For Insomnia 

With so many additions of Weighted Blankets on the market, it’s normal to have a hard time choosing which Blanket is best for you. If you have insomnia, odds are you would appreciate a heavier Blanket option that guarantees an even distribution while you sleep.

Here are some pro tips on making your choice: 

The Heavier The Better

10% of your body weight is the recommended weight for your Weighted Blanket. People with insomnia often find using a blanket a bit heavier than the 10% rule is ideal. If you suffer from insomnia we highly recommend choosing a heavier option.

Breathability Is Important

Many Weighted Blankets are not great for hot sleepers. If you’re too hot, it defeats the purpose of a Blanket that is suppose to calm you. Our Cooling Weighted Blanket are an innovative solution to enjoy the health benefits of Weighted Blankets while staying cool and fresh throughout the night. Because it’s also made out of anti-microbial material, it needs to be washed 3x as less as your traditional blanket.