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Weighted blankets relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged.
The sensory input of Deep Touch Pressure increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels in the brain - producing a feeling of calm and promoting restful sleep.
Weighted blankets help you sleep better. They have been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety. Ballast Blankets mimic the sensation of being hugged or embraced to help you sleep better and sleep longer.
Ballast Blankets can increase endorphin levels (happy hormones) which decreases heart rate and blood pressure.
Deep Touch Pressure is a form of tactile sensory input (i.e. holding, stroking, cuddling and hugging) that increases endorphin levels.
Ballast Blankets are machine washable.
Select a blanket in reference to the body weight of the person who will be using it.
We recommend selecting a blanket weight that corresponds to 8% to 12% of a person's body weight
* Choosing the right weighted blanket is a matter of personal preference. You or your child may feel more comfortable with a blanket that is heavier or lighter than the recommended range.
Weighted blankets are not recommended for newborns or children under 12 months.