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.
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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 a 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 effects all people, adults and children. Weighted blankets 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.