At this point, you’ve probably heard about the many benefits of weighted blankets for adults. Often touted for their stress-busting, sleep-inducing abilities, these heavy-duty blankets have been gracing our social media feeds for years. But with most weighted blankets for adults costing $100 or more, they can be a bit of an investment.
So, should you finally take the plunge and get one? Here are seven reasons why the answer is yes.
1. Helps you fall asleep naturally.
Sure, there are many drugs available to help you get a good night's sleep. But the side effects can be bothersome and maybe even dangerous. According to a 2012 study published in BMJ Open, people who take sleeping pills have a higher risk of death and an elevated risk of cancer than non-users.
If you’re looking for a natural way to slide into a peaceful slumber, try sleeping with a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets use gentle pressure to relax your nervous system and put you at ease, making it easier to fall (and stay) asleep.Shop Our Weighted Blankets
2. Complements popular grounding techniques.
Grounding is a popular therapeutic technique that helps bring your mind back to the present by shifting your focus to what’s happening to you physically. One of the most popular of these techniques, the 5-4-3-2-1 technique, involves focusing on the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. Weighted blankets can be a wonderful complement to the touch portion of this exercise. Not only does the gentle pressure of the weighted blanket trigger your body’s relaxation response, but it can also help you calm down by distracting you from anxious thoughts.
3. Starts your day off on a calmer note.
How we decide to kick off our mornings can set the tone for the rest of the day. So, why not start your day feeling calm, relaxed and focused? On top of improving your sleep quality, weighted blankets decrease cortisol (the stress hormone) and increase serotonin (the happy hormone) so you can get your day off on a better and brighter note.
4. Keeps you cozy all year round.
As temperatures begin to dip, there’s no better time to pick up a Gravity Weighted Blanket. Our best-selling weighted blanket features a luxurious duvet cover made from premium micro-fleece to help keep you warm, cozy and relaxed throughout the cold season. Plus, the outer duvet is removable and washable, so you can easily pop it in the wash when you accidentally spill hot cocoa or tea on it.
Worried about being too hot underneath your weighted blanket? Try a cooling weighted blanket instead. Our Gravity Cooling Blanket features the same high-quality interior as our Gravity Weighted Blanket, but replaces the micro-fleece outer cover with a moisture-wicking cover.Get Sweat-Free Slumber with Our Cooling Weighted Blankets
5. Gives you an excuse to buy brand-new bedding.
If there is one legitimate reason for giving your bedroom a style makeover, it’s the pursuit of better sleep. After all, sleep is vital for our health and happiness. Swapping out your old comforter for one of our premium weighted blankets is an easy way to achieve faster and better quality sleep. And with a variety of luxuriously modern colors to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding a weighted blanket that matches your bedroom aesthetic.
6. May improve your relationships.
Many people are unaware of the impact that sleep quality can have on their relationships. When we don’t get enough sleep, we often wake up feeling cranky and irritable. These negative emotions can then transfer to those around us, putting everyone in a dour mood.
Beyond helping you get more shut-eye, weighted blankets can trigger serotonin and other happy chemicals in the brain that make you feel content and relaxed. These positive emotions can make those around you feel inspired, motivated and happier.
7. Helps you manage daily stress.
If you feel like your life is one giant ball of stress, you aren't alone. Between the pandemic, the climate crisis and global conflicts, many of us are feeling on edge lately. Wrapping yourself in a weighted blanket may not eradicate war or stop climate change, but it can make you feel better about your situation. Weighted blankets can help lower your stress by activating the body’s rest and digest mode, which puts you into a tranquil state.
Sleep Better, Live Healthier
Weighted blankets for adults are an investment, no doubt. But here at Gravity Blankets, we believe that it’s an investment worth making. Great sleep is imperative to good health, so take charge of both with a Gravity Weighted Blanket today.