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Weighted Blankets for Anxiety & Insomnia and a Goodnight Sleep

Updated: May 18, 2021

What You Should Know

Should you jump into bed with a weighted blanket? These trendy blankets are heavier than normal ones. The weight of the blanket puts pressure on your body almost like a warm hug. Weighted blankets may have health benefits, too!

What Are Weighted Blankets?

They are made of heavier materials or layers of fabric filled with tiny glass or plastic pellets. They can weigh anywhere from 3 pounds to more than 20. It feels like the protective apron your dentist places over you when you get an X-ray.

Are Weighted Blankets for you?

Weighted blankets are used for alternative therapies:

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Are Weighted Blankets for Everyone?

Infants, toddlers, or very young children shouldn’t use a weighted blanket. If the pellets or glass beads fallout they could be a choking hazard. The heavy blanket could inadvertently cover a child’s face while they sleep. Do not use on infants and young children.

If you have sleep apnea ,breathing problems, or any chronic health condition, check with your doctor before you use a weighted blanket. They may not be safe for people with epilepsy , breathing or heart problems or circulation problems.

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