Silentnight Wellbeing Weighted Blanket – Heavy 9kg Weighted Anxiety Gravity Blanket for Sensory Anxiety Therapy Insomnia Stress Relief – King Size - 150 x 200cm

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Silentnight Wellbeing Weighted Blanket – Heavy 9kg Weighted Anxiety Gravity Blanket for Sensory Anxiety Therapy Insomnia Stress Relief – King Size - 150 x 200cm

Silentnight Wellbeing Weighted Blanket – Heavy 9kg Weighted Anxiety Gravity Blanket for Sensory Anxiety Therapy Insomnia Stress Relief – King Size - 150 x 200cm

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For additional information on washing and drying a weighted blanket, feel free to take a look at ourin-depth weighted blanket washing guide. Conclusion According to research, applying “firm, but gentle” pressure, otherwise known as deep touch pressure, stimulates our body's parasympathetic system. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch that far, the TheaWellbeing blyss weighted blanket with cover is a fantastic value for money buy. For children, we love the Snoozzzy dinosaur weighted blanket. These will help promote better sleep on warmer nights and during the summer months. However, blankets made from such materials are likely to be more expensive than other varieties. Synthetic materials usually make for an altogether cheaper weighted blanket, but they tend to create a warmer sleep environment. Weight Distribution and Size The impact of quality sleep on your life can’t be stressed enough. Here are only a few of the benefits and advantages of owning the best weighted blanket.

Lastly, be mindful of how you layer your weighted blankets during colder months. If the weighted blanket is breathable, you can cover yourself with the weighted blanket and then throw on a duvet on top. However, if the cover is a bit more stuffy, you can do it the other way around and rely on the duvet cover instead. It may also help to stimulate the vagus nerve to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which signals to the body that it is time to unwind and relax. The blankets can be useful for people who struggle to relax or have problems getting to sleep.” Don't assume you need to buy an extra large blanket for added benefits – it's actually better to go for one about the same height and width as you, or just slightly larger – a blanket that's too big will not be as weighty, so you'll feel less pressure. Also, because blankets are weighted they can easily fall off a bed if they're too large. How does a weighted blanket work?The general rule is to start with a weighted blanket that is about 10 per cent of your body weight, says Henderson. “So, someone of 11 stone, 154lbs, would use a blanket with a weight of around 15lbs. This is recommended only as a guide; preferred weights can vary between 5 per cent to 12 per cent of a person’s weight. Provided you are not someone who should avoid weighted blankets, these sleep accessories can bring some appealing benefits to improve health and sleep quality. This is where the 10 per cent rule comes into play. Basically, this just means that you don't want to get a weighted blanket that's heavier than 10 per cent of your body weight. So, if you weigh 80 kg, try to find a weighted blanket that's around 8 kg. It should come as no surprise that the heavier the weighted blanket, the larger it will be. However, most weighted blankets produced by manufacturers have been designed to accommodate common mattress sizes, ensuring you are not left with a blanket that’s too big. Some people find the weight comforting and liken it to being hugged or swaddled. It is also said to help with a variety of issues such as stress and anxiety that may adversely affect sleep. How heavy should a weighted blanket be?

Another key benefit of weighted blankets is that they can help control the incidence of sleepwalking episodes. Those who suffer from sleepwalking will know how detrimental it can be to sleep quality. Each blanket tested weighed around 7kg and was used by at least three different people for three or more nights' sleep, as well as when unwinding on the sofa. The materials used here are all top-quality choices, with the essential weighted material made up of hypo-allergenic glass beads. The outer material is a pure cotton that’s a good choice for those seeking a breathable option that won’t add unwanted layers of warmth to your bed linen. If you've never tried a weighted blanket before, you may be wondering if it's for you. We asked sleep expert James Wilson (aka The Sleep Geek) to share his advice.

For example, when talking about children with ASD, some sources have put forward alternatives – like different types of massages. These can be done by the parents at no cost and might even fair better than a weighted blanket in certain cases.

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