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Natural Health Supports™ Weighted Blanket for Anxiety

Natural Health Supports™ Weighted Blanket for Anxiety 1 5 5 1
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SKU
12900
Key Features
  • A weighted blanket that is proven to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve sleep quality by reducing nighttime wriggles and tossing and turning
  • A wonderful tonic for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease as it feels like the user is being embraced
  • Helps to ground your body during sleep by pushing it downwards - a process known as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’ that reduces nighttime levels of the stress hormone cortisol
  • This clinically trialled blanket replicates Deep Pressure Touch (DPT) therapy whereby firm, hands-on pressure is applied to reduce chronic stress and high levels of anxiety

Weighted Blanket to Reduce Anxiety and Stress and Encourage Healthier, Deeper Sleep

Not to be confused with simple down-filled blankets or duvets with a higher tog rating, weighted blankets are specially designed for medical purposes rather than just to provide warmth. When used at night, a therapeutic weighted blanket creates a wonderful sense of comfort and well-being. This allows the user to unwind and relax faster and easier than they normally would.

For those suffering from anxiety or depression, the stillness and quietness of bedtime is often where negative and worrying feelings manifest themselves. The knock-on effect of this is that it takes much longer to fall asleep - if sleep comes at all – and restlessness during sleep is common. Frequent waking and tossing and turning means you are not getting the quality of sleep your body desperately needs to function effectively during waking hours and you will wake up feeling groggy and underslept.

Can a Weighted Blanket Help You Sleep Better and Lower Your Cortisol Levels?  

A study reported in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine indicated that grounding the human body while sleeping is an effective way to level out cortisol production, so it is only produced when nature intended it to be – never at nighttime when sleeping or trying to sleep. Grounding helped reduce cortisol production in the participants during sleep which improved their sleep and alleviated stress, insomnia, and pain.

The perfect balance of cortisol levels in the body is absolutely vital to your mental and physical health. We know that elevated cortisol levels:

  • Interfere with learning and memory
  • Lower immune function and bone density
  • Increase the chances of weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease
  • Negatively affect sleep
  • Increase feelings of anxiety and/or depression

What is Deep Pressure Touch and How Can it Help?

Deep Pressure Touch (DPT) is a therapy whereby firm but gentle squeezing, hugs, or holding are applied to the body with the aim of relaxing the nervous system. Pressure can be applied with the hands (by a qualified therapist or after seeking advice and techniques from one), with the use of specialised massage tools, or through the use of products that you wear or wrap around yourself to provide pressure. Done properly, this therapy triggers a chain reaction in the body that releases an overall sense of calm and peace.

When you apply DPT to the body, the body switches from running on its Sympathetic Nervous System - this is the system in control during ‘fight or flight’, to its Parasympathetic Nervous System - the system running the show during ‘rest and digest’. If your Sympathetic Nervous System is in control for too long, you will notice feeling anxious, irritable and tired; your quality of sleep will suffer, and you may begin to experience issues with your digestive system. If these symptoms sound familiar to you or someone you care for, DPT therapy can help.

 

 

Weighted Blankets Have a Positive Impact on Sufferers of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

A weighted blanket or lap pad is a simple, non-drug alternative treatment that can be used day or night to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, provide comfort, and promote deep sleep in sufferers of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Alzheimer’s and dementia often cause sufferers to feel agitated and anxious and can disturb their sleep in a big way. These awful illnesses present a scary and lonely world to the sufferer and leave them feeling afraid and isolated; even in a room full of people who love and care for them. There is currently no cure, just drugs that slow down the process but cannot stop the decline. Giving a loved-one a weighted blanket provides comfort through the naturally pleasant feeling of being held. The comforting weight of this blanket replicates the feeling of a hug. Being able to give your loved one a ‘hug’, even if you are not there physically, can help relax and calm them during housing transitions, medical check-ups and whilst settling in for the night.

Which Weight Weighted Blanket Should You Buy?

The Natural Health Supports™ Weighted Anxiety Blanket comes in three weights:

  • 15lb/6.8kg
  • 20lb/9kg
  • 25lb/11.3kg

The weight that is suitable for you is a direct correlation to your own body weight. Please use the table below to ascertain the best weight option for you and select your weight and colour from the drop-down menu above. 

 

Weight from

Weight to

Suitable blanket

120lb (8st 8lb/54.4kg)

150lb (10st 10lb/68kg)

15lb (6.8kg)

150lb (10st 10lb/68kg)

200lb (14st 4lb/90.7kg)

20lb (9kg)

200lb (14st 4lb/90.7kg)

250lb (17st12lb/113.4kg)     or above

25lb (11.3kg)

 

Persons weighing under 120lb should use the 15lb weighted blanket under supervision.

More Information
SKU12900
BrandNatural Health Supports
Recommended ForTherapeutic weighted blanket to help those with anxiety, depression, Alzheimer's, dementia, ADHD or autism.
Included Contents1 X weighted blanket
Clinical References

The biologic effects of grounding the human body during sleep as measured by cortisol levels and subjective reporting of sleep, pain, and stress.

 

Exploring the Safety and Therapeutic Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation Using a Weighted Blanket

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