How do I use a weighted blanket?

There isn’t really one right or wrong way to use a weighted blanket. You can layer it with your regular bedding to sleep under, rest it on your lap while at your desk, or snuggle with it on the couch while you unwind. With a smaller option like the 12lb Throw, you can even stand with it wrapped around your shoulders.

Weighted blankets administer deep pressure touch to the body, which sets off a number of positive responses in the brain, releasing mood-bursting serotonin, while lowering the heart rate. This physical-mental-emotional connection can create a sense of calm, improve anxiety, and help quiet the body's stress responses. 

Even if you don't suffer from diagnosed anxiety or severe stress, a weighted blanket can still be a rich addition to your life, just by providing access to deeper relaxation. They are also a wonderful addition to a meditation or yoga routine. 

Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our mental and physical health and well-being, and one of the most profound benefits of a weighted blanket is to those who suffer from insomnia. We are gratified to hear from so many customers who have finally been able to sleep, after years of struggle. But to be in need of a better night’s sleep, you don’t necessarily have to suffer from insomnia. We all have a profound need for sleep, and sadly most of us don't get enough. A weighted blanket can help you fall asleep more easily, sleep more deeply, and awaken less often. 

If you’re a nervous traveler, have trouble sleeping in strange places, or like to bring something familiar with you on the road, a weighted blanket is like taking a little natural travel-therapy with you, for a quick access to some calming hormones and a soothing embrace.