Luna Weighted Blanket & Sleep Blog

What Is a Stress Blanket – and How Can It Help You

Jun 21, 2019 • Dena Darroch

Stress. It's something just about everyone deals with at some point. For some people, stress comes and goes. For others, it's part of a sensory processing disorder like autism or ADHD. Insomnia and sleep disturbances can also lead to stressful days and sleepless nights. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to manage stress, including using a stress blanket that helps boost oxytocin levels in the brain. Also known as a weighted blanket, a stress blanket uses firm but gentle weight to mimic the effects of deep pressure touch stimulation — a form of therapy that encourages the release of serotonin...

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What Do Weighted Blankets Do?

Jun 21, 2019 • Dena Darroch

A weighted blanket is a lot more than just a "heavier than normal" blanket. Available in a wide range of weights, sizes, and colors, weighted blankets offer therapeutic benefits for a broad number of health conditions, including anxiety, ADD/ADHD, autism and sensory processing disorder. Weighted blankets can also ease the symptoms of depression, insomnia, and fibromyalgia. Here is a comprehensive guide to weighted blankets, along with helpful tips for ordering one for you or a loved one. What Is a Weighted Blanket? Many people in the autism and sensory processing disorder communities are familiar with Dr. Temple Grandin — one of the...

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Can Weighted Blankets Cure Insomnia?

Jun 21, 2019 • Edward Huai

Sleep — it's something we all know we need. Unfortunately, most of us don't get enough. Unfortunately, lack of sleep has been linked to a host of health problems, including everything from irritability to higher rates of heart disease. If you have trouble falling asleep, or you don't get high-quality sleep at night, a weighted blanket may help you banish insomnia and enjoy more restorative sleep. Here’s a look at why sleep is so important for good health, and how making a few basic changes can help you get a better night’s rest. How Sleep Disorders Affect Your Health Insomnia is much more...

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5 Science-Backed Ways Weighted Blankets Can Help Adults

Jun 21, 2019 • Edward Huai

Weighted blankets are great for kids, but did you know they may also help adults? From promoting more restful sleep and easing anxiety to helping alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia and Alzheimer’s disease, weighted blankets offer a number of benefits for adults. Here are six reasons to order your weighted blanket today. Alleviate Insomnia If you spend your nights tossing and turning, you know how insomnia can negatively impact just about every aspect of your life. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, about 1 in 3 adults suffer from insomnia, with women, the elderly and shift workers at the highest risk of...

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