30 Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets have benefits that stretch far and wide. Benefits that touch on diagnosed medical conditions such as anxiety all the way through personal life benefits such as better snuggling with your significant other.

Below is a list of ways weighted blankets have been shown to benefit those who use them.

  1. Anxiety - Your mind is calmed and distracted by an even layer of weight.
  2. Stress - Reduced stress from everyday life.
  3. Insomnia (Published Study) - Proven to help those with insomnia fall asleep faster and stay asleep.
  4. Restless Leg Syndrome - Even layer of weight dramatically reduces the symptoms of RLS.
  5. Autism or other sensory disorders 
  6. Aspergers
  7. Muscle Pain - Weighted blankets are like a constant massage on sore muscles.
  8. Increased Blood Blow - If you've heard of or seen compression socks before, weighted blankets act in the same way.
  9. Warmth - Weighted blankets can keep you warm during the cold winter months.
  10. Better snuggles - Snuggling under a big weighted blanket is fantastic.
  11. Less tossing and turning - The weight keeps you in place meaning less tossing and turning during the night.
  12. Use less bed space - You'll stay in one spot for most of the night under a weighted blanket.
  13. Don’t need to layer regular blankets - Weighted blankets give you all the warmth and weight you could want.
  14. Conversation starters - Visitors will want to know more about your weighted blanket and they'll definitely want to try it for themselves.
  15. Joint pain - Even layer of weight can reduce inflammation.
  16. Increased melatonin levels - Triggers the brain to produce more melatonin
  17. Increased serotonin levels  - Triggers the brain to produce more serotonin
  18. Cancer anxiety - Reduce anxiety symptoms 
  19. Menopause symptoms - Reduces the symptoms of Menopause
  20. MS symptoms - Combats the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
  21. Sensory processing disorders
  22. Alzheimer’s - Weighted blanket have been shown to help calm those with Alzheimer's
  23. Parkinson’s Disease - Controlled tremors that are cause by Parkinson's Disease
  24. Brain Trauma Injuries - Calms the body of someone with TBI
  25. Cerebral Palsy
  26. Obsessive compulsive disorder - Calms the mind of those with clinically diagnosed OCD
  27. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Can be therapeutic for those with PTSD
  28. Attention deficit disorder (Published Study) - Helps Children and Adults with ADD
  29. Cystic Fibrosis Anxiety 
  30. Travel Anxiety - Fear of travelling can be reduced with a weighted blanket.