LOTUS weighted blankets

What can a weighted blanket help with?


Anxiety takes its shape in many forms. Studies have shown that the deep pressure touch provided by a heavy blanket can reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, which causing the anxious “fight or flight” feeling. In an anxious state, a weighted blanket can feel like a warm hug.


Those with ADHD can find themselves with racing thoughts. The calming effects of a weighted blanket can help ease the mind, slow things down and allow you to enter a deep, restorative sleep


The deep pressure stimulation provided by a heavy blanket has been shown to increase serotonin (the happy chemical), which is also a precursor to melatonin (a hormone that aids with sleep). Those suffering from depression can benefit from the uplifting, and calming effects that can be brought on by the comforting feeling of a weighted blanket.


When sleeping under weight, studies have shown signs of serotonin (the happy chemical!) production. Serotonin is a precursor to melatonin, which can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.  


Stress can be triggered by many things, whether you’re having a hard week at work, or a big exam coming up. Some of us have a very physical response to stress, such as having a difficult time falling asleep, or just the general inability to remain at ease. A weighted blanket can stimulate that feeling of calm, help you slow things down, fall asleep and wake up feeling well rested.  


The discomfort felt by those suffering from fibromyalgia may cause issues with insomnia. A heavy blanket can help those suffering to fall asleep and stay asleep.


PTSD can leave suffers feeling anxious and stressed. The warm, hugging sensation, and deep pressure stimulation provided by a heavy blanket can aid in the calming of those suffering from such symptoms