The Science Behind Weighted Blankets

Below is just a little information about the uses and efficacy of weighted blankets. In addition, you’ll find some extra facts and some links to only a few of the studies that have been conducted into their benefits and just how they work.

  • Weighted blankets operate under the basis of Deep Pressure Therapy
  • You do not need every part of your body covered to benefit from Deep Touch Pressure. Concentrated therapy can be beneficial for targeted relief. IE, compression socks, massage therapy
  • Deep Touch Pressure helps the body move from the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) to parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest)
  • It also promotes the development of serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin; the “feel good” hormones (think of how comforting a deep hug can be)