The Benefits of a Serenity Weighted Blanket
Insomnia. Another night of putting down your phone, picking it back up.. scrolling, scrolling.. putting your phone back down, struggling to get comfortable. Needing to go to the bathroom, too hot, too cold. Mind in overdrive. You've tried everything. A warm bath, natural sedatives, camomile tea. Think you've exhausted all options? Think again!
It's time to try the incredible Serenity Weighted Blanket!
Our Blankets have been used to reduce or manage the symptoms of:
- Mood disorders like depression and anxiety
- Sleep disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorder
- Nervous disorders
- Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and pain
- General stress
- Restless Leg Syndrome
A Study from Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders found that a weighted blanket helped those with insomnia sleep better, simply because it helped them feel more settled before bed.
Releases Dopamine & Serotonin:
Our Serenity weighted blankets are incredible at providing deep pressure that goes deep within the body. Deep Touch Pressure has been shown to raise levels of serotonin within your body. Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilises our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. This hormone impacts your entire body. It enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with each other. Serotonin also helps with sleeping, eating, and digestion. more Serotonin? Yes please!
When the weighted blanket stimulates serotonin, melatonin hormones are also released -- promoting sleep and helping regulate the sleep cycle. Our body produces melatonin naturally. It doesn’t make you sleep, but as melatonin levels rise in the evening it puts you into a state of quiet wakefulness that helps promote sleep. Research shows that a weighted blanket can help people with insomnia fall asleep faster and may have bigger benefits for those with delayed sleep phase syndrome.
Reduces anxiety and restlessness:
Imagine falling asleep without a worry? Grab your Serenity Blanket.
The deep touch pressure stimulation from a Serenity weighted blanket has been shown to produce an extremely soothing effect that helps reduce anxiety. Because deep touch pressure provides this calming effect that aids sleep, the blanket also helps symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Not only do we have blankets for adults, but for kids too.
In one study of 42 children, one-half had ADHD symptoms while the others did not. Their sleep was tracked by sleep testing and parent diaries for four weeks; for two weeks, they used a weighted blanket. The ADHD kids found that the weighted blanket reduced the time it took to fall asleep and the number of awakenings during the night. In fact, they slept just as well as the children without ADHD.
Puts insomnia to rest:
The best research comes from a 2015 study in the Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders. In this study, 31 adults with chronic insomnia had their sleep tracked for one week with their usual bedding. Then they slept for two weeks with a weighted blanket. The fourth week, they slept with their usual bedding again.
Overall, the participants indicated that they liked the weighted blanket. When using the weighted blankets, they were able to sleep longer and were less awake during the night. They were less restless before going to sleep when they used the weighted blanket. They also indicated they slept better and woke up feeling refreshed.
Researchers found that “when the participants used the weighted blanket, they had a calmer night’s sleep.”
Fibromyalgia mostly affects women (Typical?) and can make even everyday activities painful and difficult without the correct medication.
The disease is complex causing chronic muscle, ligament and tendon pain, fatigue and multiple tender points on the body. The aching muscles and chronic fatigue associated with fibromyalgia.
A weighted blanket has helped patients prevent symptom flares due to the blanket’s gentle, firm pressure. This mild pressure also reduces anxiety and depression, improving sleep as well as the quality of life.
The pressure and sensory feeling of a Serenity Weighted Blanket is comparable to a hug. Which makes you feel calm and secure. Research shows that a hug releases the hormone oxytocin in your body which helps create a feeling of relaxation and safety. Oxytocin slows the heart and reduces blood pressure, prompting the body to relax, resulting in improved sleep and overall sense of calm.
Easing Restless Leg Syndrome:
Serenity Weighted Blankets are incredible for those with RLS. Some might struggle with sleeping with compression socks on, or because they're so tight. With your blanket you can add the much needed pressure to soothe the symptoms with restless legs without restricting them.
You've had a bad day.. better are to come but until then, wrapping yourself up in a Serenity weighted blanket Climb onto the sofa or into bed, pull your weighted blanket round you.. deep breath.. your favourite hot drink in hand and exhale... Those helpful hormones and neurotransmitters -- serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin -- will give you the hug you need.