The 5 most important reasons to use a weighted blanket

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In an everyday life full of busyness and stress, sleep is of crucial importance for our physical and mental health. A lot of people struggle to fall asleep, or wake up many times during the night and in the long run, it affects their health. A popular solution that has gained traction with
the Danes, are weighted blankets. These blankets were originally used in psychiatry, but in recent years, many people have opened their eyes to the fantastic properties of weighted blankets. Here are 5 good reasons to invest in a weighted blanket and improve your sleep experience.

1. Deep pressure stimulation

Weighted pillows work on the basis of a therapeutic technique known as 'deep pressure stimulation' (DTS) which involves continuous pressure on the body. This technique has been used in various areas of health and treatment and has a calming and relaxing effect, while stimulating the production of various hormones that have a good effect on our sleep. This calming effect can relieve anxiety and improve sleep by promoting feelings of security and relaxation. In the same way, the weighted blanket provides an evenly distributed pressure on the body and creates a feeling of security and calm.

2. Anxiety and stress reduction

Weighted blankets have been shown to have a really positive effect on people with stress and anxiety symptoms. Many people face daily challenges that can result in worry and a feeling of being completely out of sorts. Here, a weighted blanket works as a natural way to create calm and safety in the body, among other things by reducing the stress hormone cortisol. The result is a more relaxed state, which is particularly beneficial for those who have difficulty falling asleep or experience restlessness at night.

For people suffering from anxiety disorders, weighted pillows have been shown to be an effective method of reducing anxiety symptoms and promoting calmness. The reassurance gained from using weighted pillows can help regulate the autonomic nervous system, reduce heart rate and promote deeper sleep.

3. Improved sleep quality

One of the main reasons why weighted blanket s have really gained traction is their ability to improve sleep quality. The DTS technology on which the blankets are based has been shown to promote deeper sleep by regulating the body's natural sleep cycle. This makes you wake up feeling more refreshed and well-rested. Good sleep is no longer just about the number of hours you sleep, but also about the quality of the sleep you get and that is paramount for your energy level and focus during the day.

4. Relieve pain and soreness

Many people experience chronic pain or soreness, especially in the back and shoulders. A weighted blanket can act as a non-invasive and drug-free solution to these challenges. The evenly distributed weight from the blanket can relieve tension and reduce pain. Weighted blankets are therefore particularly suitable for those who want to improve their quality of life without having to resort to drugs. Many people who suffer from chronic pain can experience significant improvement in their daily life and quality of sleep with the help of a weighted mattress.

5. Promote focus and concentration

A good night's sleep is essential to function optimally and maintain mental focus during the day. During sleep, the body and brain undergo complex restoration processes that are essential for cognitive functions and emotional balance. Good, deep sleep helps the memory and improves the ability to learn, which is fundamental to being able to handle the flow of information and the demands we face in everyday life. Lack of sufficient sleep is, among other things, known to be associated with increased stress and decreased attention. Therefore, a good night's sleep is not just a luxury, but a necessity to perform at work, deal with daily challenges and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Investing in your sleep pays off and creates the best basis for a productive, energetic and well-balanced daily life.

The benefits of a weighted mattress are clear, and range from anxiety reduction to improved sleep quality and pain relief. The deep pressure stimulation from the weight of the weighted blanket can contribute to an increased production of positive happiness hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin. Just like the production of the body's sleep hormone melatonin can be stimulated.

It is very different how to use a weighted blanket. You can use it at night, alone or on top of your blanket. You can also use the quilt for rest and meditation during the day, or when you come home from work and need to land at home. Most people actually feel an effect already after 15-20 minutes.