The latest trend when it comes to sleep technology is weighted blankets. You probably already know it or have heard about it. If you are planning to consider a weighted blanket, in this blog we have listed the main benefits of a Gravity® Blanket weighted blanket so that you can decide if this sleeping trend is right for you and may solve your sleeping problems. Insomnia is a major problem in the Netherlands and this can have serious consequences for your long-term health.
Weighted blankets increase your serotonin
Weighted blankets are designed to apply a subtle pressure to the user that mimics the feeling of being held. It feels like you are being hugged. This is also called Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation. It has been scientifically proven that this deep pressure increases the level of your happiness hormone serotonin. It is involved in the regulation of sleep and has a calming effect. This way your body is also stimulated to produce oxytocin, which can relieve pain and stress while also boosting your immune system. This in turn ensures that you will sleep better at night.
It can reduce anxiety
Do you often worry as soon as you lie down and can't fall asleep because of this? A weighted blanket can help with this by reducing activity in the nervous system and reducing anxiety. In combination with meditation, a weighted blanket might be ideal for you to fall asleep quickly
It reduces restlessness
If you move a lot during the night, sleep restlessly and wake up your partner, a weighted blanket can be a solution. The weight of the blanket is evenly distributed over your entire body. This creates a gentle downward force over your body. This force helps deter movement and encourage stillness during sleep.
Why buy a Gravity® Blanket weighted blanket?
These were briefly a few of the many important benefits that a Gravity® Blanket weighted blanket has to offer. Our weighted blankets are of high quality and are produced in Europe. Quality and customer satisfaction are very important to us as a company. If you are considering a weighted blanket, always ask where the blankets were produced. Due to the increasing popularity of weighted blankets, we also see much cheaper variants that are produced in China.
Manufacturers reduce their production costs in order to compete and make money quickly. The only way this can be done is by reducing the quality of the materials used and the quality of production. This leads to a product that will not last long and may be unsafe. After a short time, sometimes even during transport, the glass beads can leak due to broken or poorly sewn seams. Chinese manufacturers have no control over quality because customer welfare is not paramount. Their only concern is to make a quick and big profit.
Read more about how Gravity® Blanket weighting blankets work here .