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CAN ANYONE USE WEIGHTED BLANKETS?

Who Will Benefit

Weighted blankets have many positive benefits for sensory and sleeping disorders. Whether you have trouble sleeping or is suffering from anxiety, there are a few guidelines to determine if a weighted blanket is right for you.

Recommended Use

If you are considering a weighted blanket, here is some information to determine whether it will be safe and beneficial for you or someone you know.

Who can use a Weighted Blanket?

Body Requirments Before Purchase

In order to use a weighted blanket, you must have the ability to lift the blanket off of your body whenever necessary. If the person using it has a regular caretaker then it is up to the caretaker to decide whether or not the blanket is safe for the person to use.

Mental Health Disorders

Weighted blankets have been known to help people with sensory and sleep disorders such as

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrom (RLS)
  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s

Size and Weight

Our recommendation for what blanket you should choose based on your body is different from what most companies would recommend. We suggest that you choose a blanket that is 7-9% of your body weight.

The most popular recommendation for weighted blankets is to choose one that is 10% of your body weight. However, we discovered that using a lighter weighted blanket allows your body to adjust to the extra weight faster and you can customize the weight using extra layers.

Through our research, we found that people are often overwhelmed by the weight of the blankets. Often people feel that the weight is too heavy, too constraining, or too hot especially with the added weight of a cover or with extra blankets. For first time users, it takes your body time to adjust to the extra weight so it can also be overwhelming.

Insurance

Please look into your health insurance policy. You may be able to get a rebate back for your purchase.

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