The weight of a Harkla Weighted Blanket for adults helps release calming neurotransmitters, like serotonin and melatonin, and reduce activity in your nervous system in a natural way in the body.
What this means is that with your weighted blanket for adults with anxiety, you have a healthy way to relax and reduce anxiety by simply laying down with your blanket, instead of taking pharmaceuticals and supplements. It’s a completely natural sleep aid.
Join the thousands of people who have benefited from a Harkla weighted comfort blanket!
We've updated our design to give even more of an even, distributed weighted feel by switching to tiny glass beads! Perfect for those that need a hypoallergenic anxiety blanket for adults!They are blended right in with the fluffy cotton filler to create the most comfortable, best weighted blanket! Unlike any other heavy blanket on the market.
Harkla’s Minky Fabric is a favorite when it comes to soft and comfortable stress blankets. The extra dots are a great sensory input that has a calming effect when you run your hands over it.
How Heavy Should My Weighted Blanket Be?
The rule of thumb for an adult size weighted blanket is to be 10% of your body weight, plus a pound or two. Click here to see our lighter blanket options.
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What is the Science Behind Weighted Blankets?
The science behind weighted blankets is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote a guide to it here.
DTP releases serotonin in the body which turns into melatonin, as well as decreased nervous system activity. These combine to give a feeling of calm, relaxation, and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to dive into the studies about pressure blankets and the science behind them, we wrote an article on it here.
Who Do Weighted Blankets Work for?
Weighted blankets have historically been used for those with special needs, like autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder. However, they are beneficial to most people. Especially people who suffer from anxiety or sleeping issues, like insomnia and restless leg syndrome.
If you'd like to dive into the benefits of weighted blankets for specific people, we have some articles covering that here:
Do Weighted Blankets Work for Adults?
Yes! The science supporting weighted blankets affects all people, adults, and children. Weighted blankets adults can address the tough issues many adults face. Heavy blankets can calm anxiety, provide comfort, and be a natural sleep aid.
We think children with special needs should have every opportunity to live happy and healthy lives. That's why Harkla is dedicated to providing families with the best products and resources for raising a special needs child. Read more of our story here.
Super warm and durable. Helped my son sleep a bit better.
Plush texture and good insulation.Must say a right decision to purchase one ,the quality & warmth is undoubtedly the best.
I got it for my 6 y.o. daughter to get through stressful period of moving and changing school.I love that it is soft as normal blanket and the cover is super cute. You only notice that it is heavy when you need to lift the whole thing. You don't feel any beads in it.It is well made and very cosy. I had to wash it, and it washes well. Now my second child wants one too. And I'd love to have an adult option to be honest:)I only wish I'd get a bigger size, it looks like my girl will outgrow it soon. But for 2-3 y.o. it would be perfect and would last for years.
This blanket has so many things I look for in a blanket for my kids. It's super soft, very high priority. I love that it has a removable cover for easy washing. The only thing I was disappointed with first off was that I had to knot the cover to the blanket, i'm worried it will be a pain for washing it, wish it had buttons or two ties to make a bow. We've just used it a couple nights. Im hoping it makes a difference for my little ADHD sleeper.
This is by far the best weighted blanket. I have bought a few of them and this is by far the softest, no odor, and comfy weighted blanket. My kids are picky and they don't sleep well without this blanket. This is my second purchase just in a different color because we love harkla weighted blanket brands! I'm hooked on the blanket too and I'm an adult.