At anxietyblanket.com, we provide a natural way to manage anxiety, using our weighted blankets. Anxiety can occur in many forms, and may cause emotional and physical symptoms which can hinder day to day activities, such as work or social events. By using our weighted blankets, you can minimize these symptoms and lead a more harmonious lifestyle.
A Proven Solution
Weighted blankets are used as a technique in the management of anxiety symptoms, and have shown great success over the past two decades in multiple studies. One 2006 study focused on the response of 32 healthy adults to a 30lb weighted blanket. The study, which was published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy and Mental Health, found that most subjects preferred the weighted blanket to regular blankets, and felt a significant decrease in anxiety levels.1
How it Works
The science behind the weighted blanket is the feeling of security and protection it provides through deep touch pressure therapy. DTP tools have been proven to naturally increase the production of serotonin in the human body, which helps restore feelings of happiness and calm.
For the DTP tool to work, it must distribute the weight evenly, and gently, in a way that doesn’t feel threatening or cause discomfort. Our blankets are designed to provide even pressure throughout use, while still stimulating the sensation of deep pressure.
Ways to Use Your Blanket
Insomnia and Sleeping Issues: There are many reasons and ways to use a weighted blanket, whether at home or on the go. The blanket works especially well for those who suffer from insomnia, as the calming qualities of the deep pressure give you something tangible to focus on and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety which may be preventing sleep. Weighted blankets are particularly helpful for individuals who travel, but have difficulty acclimatizing to new beds in hotel rooms and other accommodations.
Weighted blankets aren’t so heavy that they are inconvenient for travel, making it simple enough to pack for business trips and family vacations. If you have become used to regularly using your weighted blanket at home, it will continue to bring you comfort in the presence of a new bed or sleeping arrangement.
Anxiety and Stress: As mentioned above, anxiety blankets work by providing a deep touch pressure which helps to ease stress and anxiety. You can use your blanket as a tool to unwind after a long day at work, or to curl up in bed when it’s time to go to sleep. The anxiety blanket works the same way whether you’re napping on the couch, or curling up with a good book in a comfy chair.
Children and Special Needs: Weighted blankets and other tools, such as weighted vests, have been used recently in the therapy for children with special needs such as autism or ADHD. The calming effect of the blanket helps reduce meltdowns, and provides a safe and comfortable environment for the child, which he or she can come to count on.
Weighted blankets are a great addition to your child’s bedroom if he or she has trouble falling asleep due to nightmares, or overstimulation. You may also find that our anxiety blankets make a good study tool for those unable to focus on school work.
Pharmaceutical Alternative: Although you should always follow the medical advice which your doctor has set forth for you, a weighted blanket may be a natural solution to anxiety and other mental disorders which normally require medication. You can speak to your physician about the possibility of incorporating an anxiety blanket into your regular therapy to increase natural serotonin levels, and promote a feeling of comfort and security in moments of unclarity.
The anxiety blanket is meant to resemble the sensation of a warm hug; it promotes the sensation of physical touch, in a safe way, so that even individuals with aversions to physical touch can feel secure when wrapped in a weighted blanket. The best way to learn about the proven benefits of this product is by testing it yourself.
For any questions regarding anxiety blanket, our product, or the use of weighted blankets, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to speak to new and existing customers, and look forward to you trying the blanket for yourself.