Imagine this…snuggling up in a blanket with no worries as you drift off into a peaceful sleep. Imagine feeling fresh and peaceful when you wake after a good night’s restful sleep. Imagine that wonderful feeling.
Why not bring that feeling to reality? Here at Cupboard Crafts we create made to order weighted blankets, enabling you to choose your own design, and made at a weight and size that is most suitable to you.
Weighted blankets work by deep pressure touch stimulation, encouraging your body to secrete serotonin and melatonin which have fundamental roles in regulating the body clock and triggering a good night’s sleep. Weighted blankets help you to feel grounded, safe, and comforted for hours on end.
If you’re still not convinced, here’s a list of 10 health benefits of having a weighted blanket. With this great way to rest after stressful weeks and stressful days, your body will thank you, for sure.
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder classified by difficulty falling and staying asleep. For us to maintain proper cognitive function, we are require 6-9 hours of sleep. A weighted blanket is a form of deep pressure therapy touch stimulation therapy which refers to the consistent pressure to the sensory organs this in return releases serotonin, a chemical that regulates sleep.
Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future but can also arise from something happening right now. Anxiety and panic attacks can lead to an unregulated sleeping schedule, headaches, and depression. Cortisol is a hormone that is produced and released from the adrenal glands, it is a hormone that is responsible for the “fight or flight” reaction, cortisol is also the primary stress hormone. High levels of this hormone can increase blood pressure. Through Deep pressure therapy, a weighted blanket is able to reduce the levels of cortisol in the body.
Eases symptoms of restless leg syndrome
Restless leg syndrome also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease is a disease classified by the irresistible urge to move the legs. The urge usually occurs in the evening or during the night which can lead to insomnia. The pressure from the weighted blankets offers a calming effect to reduce the effects of restless leg syndrome.
Not only is serotonin a chemical that regulates sleep, it is also a chemical that can affect your mood. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression and many other mental illnesses. It is proven that the pressure from the weighted blanket boost serotonin levels and decreases cortisol levels.
Helps manage OCD
OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is classified by a person having reoccurring thoughts and behaviours. OCD is considered a mental illness because it is linked to a chemical imbalance in the brain and low levels of serotonin. As stated earlier, the pressure from the weighted blanket increases serotonin levels, which can ease the severity of OCD.
Improve sleep quality
Melatonin is a hormone that promotes sleep and helps regulate sleep. Melatonin is also linked to serotonin, so a healthy production of both hormones can potentially improve sleep quality. As serotonin increases, melatonin increases, and a weighted blanket has the potential to increase both of these hormones.
Weighted lap blankets have also been very popular with our customers at Cupboard Crafts. Weighted lap blankets are popular for school for students who have a particularly hard time focusing. This is a form of deep pressure therapy that has been in the school systems for years. A study also found out that children focus better while wearing a weighted vest.
As stated earlier the deep pressure therapy has the capability to release the hormone serotonin and reduce the hormone cortisol (stress hormone). The effect of serotonin in the body is classified by a relaxed state. As a result of deep pressure therapy, cortisol is reduced.