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Benefits of a Weighted Blanket

— by Tempur-Pedic on Dec 16, 2021

Toss, turn, repeat… We’ve all suffered from sleepless nights where it feels like no amount of chamomile tea or ambient noise can settle our chaotic minds. In fact, according to the ADAA, as many as 6.9 million Americans suffer from anxiety-related insomnia.* Some sleepers find that adding a weighted blanket, or gravity blanket, to their bedding helps soothe them into a peaceful slumber. If you’re unfamiliar with weighted blankets and their benefits, rest easy — we have you covered.

Puppy lying on top of gray Tempur-Pedic weighted blanket on top of bed

What is a Weighted Blanket?

A weighted blanket is exactly as it sounds — a blanket filled with glass or plastic beads to spread weight evenly across the body and create calming comfort. Our weighted blanket is filled with glass beads safely nestled in polyester pouches. The outer fabric is 100% cotton in a versatile grey, so it blends seamlessly with most bedding.

How do Weighted Blankets Work?

Weighted Blankets simulate deep-pressure stimulation to relax the nervous system, creating a similar sensation of being held or “hugged”. Deep-pressure stimulation may help relieve the perception of pain, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve your overall sleep quality. Our weighted blanket is tailored in two weights, 15 and 20 pounds, so you can choose the one that’s best for your body type and needs. We recommend adults who weigh more than 150 pounds use our 15-pound weighted blanket, and adults who weigh more than 200 pounds use our 20-pound weighted blanket for maximum relaxation and relief.

Weighted blankets provide many benefits that help you feel calm and relaxed as you drift off to sleep. Rest easier with calming, hugging comfort from Tempur-Pedic.

*Source: Stress.org

**Source: Healthline

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