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Using Weighted Blankets for Anxiety - Layla Weighted Blankets

Layla Sleep
Posted: 10/31/2019

Gloria Wilson

Weighted blankets or hugging blankets help to exert deep pressure touch. This is why the person using it feels relaxed. This is also the reason
these are also called pressure blankets. The pressure touch activates the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. These hormones promote feel-good vibes in the brain. These hormones can also help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Gravity weighted blankets push your body downwards while you sleep. This process has an extremely calming effect on your body.


Reasons to Get a Weighted Blanket

1. Weighted blankets promote grounding. Earthing or grounding helps to connect your body to earth which gives a calm stress-free feeling.

2. Hexagon quilting blanket or weighted blanket helps to reduce cortisol levels which leads to a lack of sleep.

3. As discussed above, weighted blankets promote a relaxed and calm feeling while you sleep.

4. Weighted blankets help to reduce anxiety.

 

How Heavy Should a Weighted Blanket Be

The weight of your weighted blanket depends on the person who uses it. They weigh on an average of five to twenty-five pounds. To put it simply, 

the weight of your stress blanket should be 10% of your body weight. Thus for a child of 80 pounds, the blanket can be around 10 pounds.

 

Do Weighted Blankets Really Work

Absolutely!! Weighted blankets are no less than a blessing for people dealing with anxiety and stress. Shop for Layla blanket today and get to see the difference yourself.

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