What Are Weighted Blankets?
Designed to be 8 to 12 percent of your body weight, weighted blankets provide a deep sense of relaxation through deep pressure touch (DPT). They've been used by those with anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, cerebral palsy, restless leg syndrome and other issues for years, but the benefits and soothing effect can be experienced by every Human with a body.
How Do They Work?
A weighted blanket molds to your body like a warm hug. The pressure relaxes the nervous system and encourages serotonin production, which lifts your mood. When serotonin naturally converts to melatonin, your body takes the cue to rest.
These effects have been studied and published in the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health in 2008, Australian Psychiatry in 2012, and several others.
Could Baloo Help You?
I have struggled with sleep for the past 20 years, and it had gotten to the point where I was sleeping only four hours at a time. The first night I slept with this blanket, I slept like a baby for 8 hours straight! I love how it makes me feel! The only problem is now I never want to sleep without it. The cotton is soft, it's not too hot, and just packaged beautifully.
Mona M., CA
I have major insomnia and slept with my blanket the first night I got it and I was out like a log. I literally didn't feel my body move and I could feel the blanket calming my nervous system. I cannot live without this thing! It's a game changer for sleep and PTSD.
Amanda B., CO
This blanket is amazing! It's soft, really well constructed, and actually helped me sleep better! I'm a pediatric occupational therapist and frequently recommend weighted blankets to patients, and have always wanted one for myself. It's really calming to sleep with or use on the couch. I highly recommend this blanket!
Anel S., CA
I got this blanket for my anxiety (currently on anti-anxiety medication, it's pretty severe)...and I have to say, the blanket is just so wonderful! So glad I discovered this: It's like a hug you can get anytime. Calms me down and grounds me almost instantly.
Courtney S., TX
If you are struggling to sleep try this product. Somehow they made the blanket so you don't overheat - it is the middle of the summer here in central Texas and I didn't notice any extra warmth when compared to a standard blanket - AMAZING!!!
I bought this blanket to help me sleep less fitfully. I'm hard pressed to explain it, but it gives a very comforting, womb like feeling. Once you are settled in, it is not heavy or hot, but more like a comfy cozy sleeping on a cloud might be. I feel the price is good for the quality. I bought the 15lb size.
Laura P., TX
Fantastic product! I have been looking at weighted blankets for awhile now and decided to try the Baloo out. The fabric is very soft and it is beautifully made! I'm very impressed by the quality and even the classy packaging. I've slept soundly since I start using it. Even in the heat of summer, it's not too hot just a comfortable weight.
My husband and I are VERY happy with our Baloo weighted blanket. I love how the blanket covers the footprint of our queen size bed and stays in place. My husband who kicks covers off (even a sheet) has kept this blanket covering him all night. So happy we got it!
Love this blanket! I sleep so much better with this blanket compared to my old weighted blanket, because the materials breathe so much better. It even looks better to boot--the materials and texture make it look like it belongs on a bed.
A Natural Approach to Health
From selecting premium, chemical-free materials, to investing in our environment, Baloo Living takes a holistic view of business. For each customer who shares a product review or feedback, Baloo Living donates $5 to The Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that gives children living in homeless shelters a new pair of pajamas and a book of their own for a cozy bedtime.
Chemical-Free Premium Cotton
Baloo blankets are made with a premium cotton, certified free of harmful chemicals by the Oeko-Tex 100 standard. What's the difference between this, and organic? Organic certification regulates only the way in which the crop is grown, but not the chemicals used to treat the textile.
We spend a third of our lives in bed, so our skin should only touch the cleanest and safest materials-those made without harmful chemicals.
Non-Toxic & Plastic-Free Weight
Many well-known brands use plastic poly-beads to fill their weighted blankets. We choose a lead-free microbead made of glass. It's finer for a more contoured feel; quieter so it doesn't make a noise when you move; and better for the planet.
Carbon Offsets for a Cleaner Future
Baloo Living invests in projects to offset our carbon footprint through the Carbonfund.org Foundation. Project portfolios are third-party certified, world class initiatives.
Curious if a weighted blanket could help you?
In a study published in the Journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 33 percent of participants who used a weighted blanket demonstrated a lowering of electrodermal activity (EDA), 63 percent reported lower anxiety after use, and 78 percent preferred the blanket as a calming modality.
Many Baloo customers report life-changing results from the benefits of better sleep, and a pharmaceutical-free way to calm anxiety. Even customers who don't suffer from sleep or anxiety problems report deeply relaxing experiences using a Baloo weighted blanket.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return your order for a refund. We usually ask for returns to be initiated within 14 days of delivery, but for the holiday season, return requests will be honored until January 15 for orders placed between November 23 and December 25. Please note, customers are responsible for paying return shipping. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to initiate a return.
Baloo guarantees the quality of each product—if you experience a problem due to materials or workmanship at any time in the life of the product, please contact us so we can repair or replace your purchase.