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10 Health Benefits of Weighted Blankets, Backed by Science

Apr 05, 2019 • Edward Huai

Despite its recent surge in popularity, weighted blankets have been used since 1999, when occupational therapist Tina Champagne began using weighted blankets to help her mental health patients. From easing the symptoms of sensory issues to helping insomniacs get that restful nights sleep they deserve, weighted blankets are able to address a wide range of issues which we'll discuss in depth in this article.  1. Eases Insomnia Until you’ve experienced insomnia, it’s easy to dismiss it as a mere bump in an otherwise smooth road of easy sleep. It’s safe to say anyone with this attitude has never truly experienced insomnia. If you’re one...

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Anxiety Blankets: Fad or Here to Stay?

Jun 27, 2019 • Dena Darroch

Weighted blankets — also sometimes known as anxiety blankets — have become quite popular in recent years, which might lead you to believe they're a relatively new product. However, weighted blankets — and the therapy behind them — have been around for much longer. Let’s break down some weighted blanket myths — and how they work in the first place. What Is an Anxiety Blanket? When you shop for an anxiety blanket, you’ll most often hear them referred to as weighted blankets. This is because weighted blankets are for much more than just anxiety (although they can be great for that,...

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Can Weighted Blankets Help Asperger's Syndrome?

Jun 27, 2019 • Dena Darroch

Because it falls under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's syndrome doesn't always get the same amount of recognition. However, Asperger's is a condition that can affect everyday life for many people on the spectrum. While people with Asperger's are often described as high functioning, they sometimes struggle with sensory issues and anxiety. We’ve had a lot of customers with Asperger’s syndrome — and many report back to us that a weighted blanket has helped them feel more relaxed.  Here’s everything that you need to know about using a weighted blanket for Asperger’s syndrome. What Is Asperger’s Syndrome? Until...

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Can a Weighted Blanket Help a Teenager with Anxiety?

Jun 27, 2019 • Dena Darroch

About 25 percent of all teens suffer from stress and anxiety. While every young person feels nervous or upset from time to time, an anxiety disorder is something altogether different. Severe anxiety can interfere with a child’s schoolwork, relationships, and health. Unfortunately, up to 60 percent of teens with anxiety don't get the help they need. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways to manage anxiety in young people. Here are signs to look for, as well as ways to help your teenager manage anxiety symptoms. Anxiety in Teens: More Than Just Typical Worries Most parents have vivid memories...

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20 Science Backed Benefits of Weighted Blanket Therapy

Jun 27, 2019 • Dena Darroch

How much do you know about weighted blankets? From easing the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder to helping insomniacs get the sleep they need, weighted blankets may help address a host of health problems. Here are 20 reasons to buy yours today. 1. Eases Insomnia Until you’ve experienced insomnia, it’s easy to dismiss it as a mere bump in an otherwise smooth road of easy sleep. It’s safe to say anyone with this attitude has never truly experienced insomnia. If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from the condition, you know exactly how Edward Norton’s character in Fight Club felt....

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