Bedding for Dorm Rooms: Why You Need a Weighted Blanket

Jul 05, 2022 • Luna Blanket

While you’re shopping around for the perfect bedding for your dorm room, or if you’re ready to add a layer as winter rolls around, a weighted blanket for college students comes highly recommended. Not only are weighted blankets fun and look great draped over a well-made bed, but they also have a boatload of benefits that college students should be eager to enjoy.

Weighted blankets have been proven to lull you into a deeper, more restful sleep and can be used to mitigate anxiety throughout the day, which we know college students could really benefit from. Read on below to learn more about the benefits of weighted blankets for college students. 

 

How Weighted Blankets Help With Relaxation & Focus

Hopefully, you’ve already got some awesome bedding for your dorm room, and adding a weighted blanket could really take your bedtime routine and your relaxation to the next level. Weighted blankets utilize a therapy modality called Deep Pressure Stimulation which is actually used by therapists in-clinic to help calm and relax patients. The scientific findings show that firm, yet gentle, pressure applied to the body actually signals the brain to produce serotonin and melatonin (the happy and sleepy hormones) and that’s what Deep Pressure Stimulation is based on. Therapists often recommend their patients get a weighted blanket to replicate this therapy right at home, or in your case, in your dorm.

College can be stressful and overwhelming, so making your college dorm bed and overall space a sanctuary from daily demands and stresses is almost necessary. Imagine curling up under your cozy and calming weighted blanket after a day of finals and studying, or even just for a quick decompression nap. 

How Weighted Blankets Improve Sleep Quality

Sleep science has proven that a weighted blanket improves your ability to both fall asleep and stay in deeper, more restful sleep throughout the night. As mentioned above via the concept of Deep Pressure Stimulation, the weight and evenly distributed pressure from your Luna weighted blanket promote serotonin and melatonin production, bathing your brain in happy and calming hormones. 

If you’ve had a stressful, long day (or week) spent studying, running errands, and drinking coffee, laying under your weighted blanket can help you more effectively unwind and bring the mind and body closer to a restful state. Imagine being left with a warm, lingering hug to help you drift off to sleep, that’s what sleeping under a Luna weighted blanket is like. This feeling helps you to fall and stay asleep in a more rejuvenated slumber. With all the demands of college dorm life, we know you’d reap these weighted blanket benefits!

Add A Luna Weighted Blanket to Your College Dorm Bedding

Weighted blankets provide firm yet gentle pressure when draped over the body — similar to a tight, loving hug that makes you feel relaxed with the warm and fuzzies. Sleep science has shown that those who use a weighted blanket feel calmer and less anxious thanks to this effect— and that’s why it’s perfect for students to add to their college dorm bedding setup. Shop around our bestsellers like the Classic Cotton Weighted Blanket, or our extra soothing and silky Bamboo Weighted Blanket if you’re a hot sleeper. Order one today and let Luna do the rest.

Cotton Weighted Blanket

Cotton Weighted Blanket

Care Instructions: Wash on a Low Gentle Setting | Dry on Low Heat or Hang Dry

  • Outer Shell: 100% cotton
  • Filling: 100% polyester & microfiber + glass beads
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • OEKO-TEX 100 certified (HKX 17867)
  • 8 loops on every corner and side to accommodate cover ties
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