If you or your kids are having trouble sleeping perhaps it’s time to enlist the help of a new sleep aid. A weighted blanket. Weighted blankets have many benefits and can aid in numerous ways other than helping promote sleep.
When utilizing a correctly proportioned weighted blanket, 10% of the user’s body weight, it can help promote sleep due to the numerous ways it helps our mind and bodies. Check out the list of superpowers a weighted blanket has./p>
Helps Release Oxytocin, Dopamine, Serotonin, & Melatonin
Weighted blankets mimic the warmth and security that we also feel when we receive a hug. Oxytocin, the happy, relaxation promoting hormone, is the primary hormone released in the body when we get a hug. Weighted blankets mimic this same sensation and help release more oxytocin which helps lower blood pressure.
Because of how the weight is distributed, the blanket also helps promote the release of dopamine and serotonin. These hormones are released in the brain and help combat anxiety, stress, and depression.
Melatonin is the naturally occuring chemical needed to help us fall asleep. When we’re low on melatonin we’re not able to sleep; which is great when you need to be awake for school or work, but when it’s time for bed having low melatonin can cause us to stay up too late. A weighted blanket helps promote the production of melatonin.
Cortisol is the stress hormone and it’s the culprit behind stress-related weight gain, food cravings, digestion troubles, and undermining your immunity. Weighted blankets help lower cortisol levels.
More Benefits than Meets the Eye
Whether you find yourself in need of a better night's sleep or you’re learning more about the benefits of a weighted blanket for your child, there are so many benefits that can be found by using a weighted blanket. When you increase the hormones that make you feel relaxed and happy and decrease the ones that increase stress, a better night of sleep is easy to achieve. And when a better night of sleep for your child happens a happier kid awakes. And when a happier kid awakes, they’re sure to do better in school. And when they do better in school… you get the picture.
A Great Mattress is the Foundation to Better Sleep
Now that you know more about what you can put on top of yourself or your child to help them get a better night’s sleep, learn more about what should go under your child to help promote better sleep. Our children’s mattress is designed with kids and parents in mind. Our kids mattress is waterproof so whether it’s a nighttime accident or a spilled drink, the mattress will be protected to ensure everyone at home can get the best night of sleep.