What is a Weighted Comforter and why do we need it?

by Eli & Elm Side Sleepers Pillow

The Weighted blanket is a blanket that is comparatively heavier than the standard blanket. It is also known as Weighted Comforter and is mainly used as a form of deep pressure therapy for people suffering from sleeping problems, anxiety, & other disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Generally, these blankets weigh from approximately 5 to 30 pounds. The weight & size of the blanket varies depending on the user intended by mental health professionals. The larger size of the weighted blanket is termed as a weighted comforter.

The weighted blanket provides a gentle pressure to the body and such pressure creates Deep Touch Stimulation (DTS). The DTS encourages the brain to release Serotonin and Dopamine to relax the nervous system of the body and helps in comfortable sleep. There are distinct varieties of luxurious weighted comforter for a restful sleep.


Earlier, the weighted blankets were used as an aid for the anxiety disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. But, nowadays, it is being used as an alternative way to get rid of anxiety, and several other disorders like, Anxiety and stress, sleeping problems, and other symptoms associated with ADD, & ADHD.


Why do we need weighted blankets?

According to the mental health professionals, Weighted blankets work on pressure therapy and such therapy is a way to increase the positive feelings & regulate your mood by producing serotonin. Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter by sending signals between your brain & other parts of the body to keep it functioning. This way, it helps to reduce anxiety, ADHD, ASD, sleeping problems and other disorders.


Categorically there are several health benefits of weighted blankets, but few of them are as follows:

Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Weighted blankets, sometimes termed as Gravity blankets, work as deep pressure therapy to reduce stress & anxiety. People who use weighted blankets often report calming modality.

It keeps calm not only to the people suffering from the anxiety issues, but also to the college students and the animals. Medical experts say that this blanket helps in reducing the stress & anxiety, so the consumer automatically feels calm from inside.


Provides Comfortable Sleep

Weighted blankets have been found to improve the quality of sleep and such sleep makes a big change in the person suffering from sleep disorders.

Such people feel enhancement in their social interactions during the day, mainly because they are able to get a comfortable sleep by using the Eli & Elm weighted comforter last night.

In fact, Weighted blankets are proven useful in helping the children with ADHD who have sleeping problems.

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