A weighted blanket is, as the name implies, a blanket (or quilt, by some definitions) that contains weights which are precisely measured to suit the person using the blanket and the purpose for which it’s being used. They can be used for a myriad of purposes, but most often are used to help induce more restful sleep or to ease anxiety. Science has shown that there can be several benefits to their usage, though many of their effects aren’t yet fully understood.
We can all benefit from them in some way, but why, in what form, and to what degree we need them or could benefit from them is down to our own personal situation. Weighted blankets can be used for dozens of purposes, some of them scientifically proven and some purely based on anecdotal evidence, but everyone’s experience and need will differ. Our main client base tends to be those looking for a unique memory piece or those seeking something to help with anxiety or Autism-related issues, but their uses extend far beyond that.
We believe the answer to this to be a resounding yes. The science is sound, and even those situations in which science hasn’t yet found evidence show almost conclusive anecdotal proof that they can be beneficial. From anxiety to autism, sleep to soreness, they can be of benefit in so many ways. You can find out more by clicking here. Just some of the conditions known to have benefited from them are:
– Chronic Pain
– Post medical procedures (recovery process)
– Mental health in both children and adults
– Restless Leg Syndrome/Periodic Limb Movement
All of our blankets are hand sewn and quilted locally. They are made with a proprietary weight system that allows each weight to be removed individually. This not only makes the blankets better suited to each individual need, but also makes them washer/dryer friendly. Other products that feature this unique weight system are the Travel Blankets, Weighted Scarves, and Lap Pads.
Quite simply, our blankets are custom-made so that they can not only serve a purpose, but also be an heirloom and memory that will last a lifetime. We pride ourselves on our quality and aim for our blankets to last for years to come. For more information about the origin of the motto, you can also check out our About page, which gives a history of the company, including how the One Blanket For Life concept came about.
Absolutely. This is one of our main selling points and something we are very proud of. As each blanket is handmade from an individual image panel, each blanket is unique, with no two being alike. We do not outsource production or buy panels in bulk, so you can rest assured that there are no mass-produced items in our inventory. In addition, if you have a specific design you’re wanting, such as for a memory quilt-style design, you can contact us to discuss it and we can discuss accommodating your needs.
No. We also create Travel Blankets, Lap Pads, Weighted Scarves, Weighted Neck Pillows, and Weighted Eye Masks.
Feel free to reach us through our Contact form if you have a specific idea in mind and we can see what we can come up with together. Please bear in mind that custom designs are made from scratch, so it does take time for them to be produced. Exact time varies from blanket to blanket, so estimates can be more accurately given during discussion.
As with any medical intervention, efficacy is based on individual need and response. However, there is a large base of anecdotal evidence, as seen in reviews from previous customers. There have also been a number of studies done on the overall impact of weighted blankets and Deep Touch Pressure Therapy, as reported here.