With the accelerated pace of modern life, insomnia is almost a problem that many contemporary young people will encounter. According to research, more than 40 million people suffer from poor sleep quality due to long-term anxiety and depression, and even long-term insomnia affects daily life.
In the field of occupational therapy in the United States, a product called "weighted blanket" has been popular. Its main feature is that the weight of the blanket on the human body exceeds 10% of the human body's body weight. Research studies have shown that weighted blankets have general anxiety-relieving, relaxing effects, and can improve sleep quality for people with insomnia disorders.
Today I will introduce to you some knowledge about gravity blankets.
1.The principle of gravity blanket
Its magic actually has a solid scientific basis. It can provide a stimulation called "Deep Pressure Touch". It is a high-density plastic particle blanket designed based on a "deep pressure touch stimulation" therapy, which aims to relax the nervous system and inhibit stress hormones in the body by raising the pressure on the body surface.
A series of scientific experiments have shown that it not only helps to increase the level of serotonin and melatonin, helps people enter a high-quality sleep state faster, but also can be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , as well as relieve people's discomfort caused by indirect stress and prolonged anxiety.
Studies have shown that deep touch pressure can reduce heart rate and breathing rate, and promote the body's natural secretion of serotonin and endorphins.
2.How to choose a weighted blanket
Generally speaking, if the gravity blanket works, we can choose a gravity blanket with a weight of about 10% of our own body weight. If your own weight is 60kg, then you can buy a gravity blanket with a weight of 6kg.
According to this ratio, the purchased gravity blanket does not have a strong sense of pressure when sleeping and is very comfortable.
3.Various fabric options
The filling material of the gravity blanket is high-density polyethylene plastic particles, non-toxic and tasteless, the safety level has reached the food level and is durable, and the outer fabric has a variety of choices: pure cotton fabric, polyester fabric, printed fabric, bamboo fiber fabric Fleece fabric, customers can purchase according to their preferences and needs.
Or the gravity blanket itself is made of pure cotton fabric, and it is also possible to match a suitable quilt cover on the outside, which is more convenient to wash.
Finally, it needs to be explained that the weighted blanket seems to be light and thin, but it is actually quite heavy. Among the five products of different sizes and weights, the lightest one is 2.3 kg, and the heaviest one has reached 11.5 kg.
However, the gravity blanket adopts a special filling process, which allows the weight to sink naturally like running water.
After the quilt is covered, every square centimeter of the body surface seems to be gently pressed,as if surrounded by countless hands.May you sleep well every day.
Post time: Jan-11-2023