Luna Weighted Blanket & Sleep Blog

How Weighted Blankets Can Help With Chemo Anxiety

Jun 27, 2019 • Dena Darroch

According to the American Cancer Society, anxiety is one of the most common emotions cancer patients experience following their diagnosis. On top of the worry, chemotherapy can leave patients with severe fatigue. When it comes to dealing with anxiety and stress, weighted blanket therapy may often be helpful. Here’s everything you need to know. Weighted Blanket Therapy and Cancer Weighted blankets, which are made to equal about 10 percent of a person’s body weight, deliver firm but gentle pressure all over the body. This pressure is actually a form of therapy called deep pressure touch stimulation. It’s a long name for something that’s...

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Does Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation Help With Insomnia, Anxiety & Stress

Jun 23, 2019 • Dena Darroch

Just about everyone has heard of massage therapy, but did you know there's a similar form of therapy you can do at home — and without begging your spouse to roll up their sleeves? Deep pressure touch stimulation is like a full-on hug for your body, and you can get the benefits by using a weighted blanket. We explain why it works, and how you can order your weighted blanket today. How the Body Processes Information In school, you were probably taught that we take in information through the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. But did you...

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Finding an Affordable Weighted Blanket

Jun 23, 2019 • Dena Darroch

When you're searching for a weighted blanket, you want a product that will gently weigh you (not your wallet) down. One of the most common misconceptions people have about weighted blankets is that a high price automatically equals high quality. The reality is that a high price point doesn’t always mean you’ll get a high-quality product. Instead, there are several factors that can tell you whether a weighted blanket manufacturer produces a superior product. At Luna, we're proud of the fact that we offer a 100% organic product that anyone can afford. Here's what to look for (and what to avoid)...

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Why You Should Make Your College Dorm Blanket a Weighted Blanket

Jun 23, 2019 • Dena Darroch

College is supposed to a fun and exciting time, but there's no getting around the fact that heading off to school can be stressful and overwhelming. Add in a noisy roommate or a full schedule of credit hours, and you've got a recipe for stress and anxiety. Before you buy a bed in a bag or dorm bedding off the shelf, here’s why you should consider buying a weighted blanket. What’s a Weighted Blanket — And Why Would I Want One For College? So first off, let’s discuss exactly what a weighted blanket is. The short answer is that a...

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Weighted Blankets and 5 Other Autism Sensory Products

Jun 23, 2019 • Dena Darroch

Autism affects 1 in 59 children. If your child or teen has autism, sensory products may be able to ease some of the common autism-related symptoms and behaviors. We review weighted blankets and five other sensory products you shouldn't miss. How Autism Sensory Products Can Help While not every person with autism has difficulties with sensory overload, many do. In some individuals with autism, everyday noises and touches seem almost unbearable at certain times. This is referred to as hypersensitivity. However, in some people with autism, sensory processing seems less intense than average. These individuals may actually crave touch or sound, as their...

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