Your Body Balanced Naturally
Natural Support For Stronger Mental Wellbing
Your body is complex, and so is your mental health. When it comes to improving how you feel and how you sleep, our blankets offer a solution that supports your body’s natural functions. Instead of depending on supplements to alter the chemical or hormonal levels in the body, our blankets stimulate the body to regulate these levels naturally. The five chemicals and hormones that are regulated by using weighted blankets are cortisol, serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and melatonin. The balance of these factors in your body greatly affect your sleep, your mood, and your mental health.
The relaxing effect of weighted blankets help reduce cortisol levels, which is a vital hormone to our mental health. Elevated cortisol levels increases stress, memory loss, weight gain, and the risk of depression and mental illness.
Our blankets help you feel happier by increasing the serotonin levels in your body. Unlike cortisol, which is referred to as the stress hormone, serotonin is called the happy chemical. It is an important neurotransmitter that is responsible for our happiness and mental wellbeing.
Our blankets improve sleep quality by stimulating melatonin secretion. Melatonin is secreted naturally at night to tell your body that it is bedtime. In the same way as darkness stimulates melatonin secretion, weighted blankets do the same so your body can relax and sleep better.
People who suffer from anxiety have an overactive sympathetic nervous system which causes their body to be in the “fight or flight” mode. Weighted blankets help your body relax naturally by triggering the release of serotonin and dopamine, which in combination turns on the body’s parasympathetic nervous system to allow you to rest and digest.
Weighted blankets also trigger the body to release oxytocin, a hormone that is responsible for social behaviour and creating bonds between people. Oxytocin has been linked to improving social function significantly for kids with autism. That is why weighted blankets are also used to treat autism and anxiety, as it helps increase oxytocin levels in our bodies.