Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Fairfield & Southern Litchfield Counties

Improve Sleep with a Weighted Blanket

Person sleeping in bed underneath weighted blanket

ketut-subiyanto/Pexels.com

Weighted blankets that provide a cozy, swaddled feeling have been big sellers during the trying days of the pandemic, and a new study verifies that they do provide mental health benefits. Researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska University tested 120 patients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for four weeks. They found that a weighted blanket led to better sleep and reduced fatigue, depression and anxiety, and increased levels of daytime activity. Weighted blankets are comforters with tiny pellets or metal chains woven throughout so that weight is distributed across the body; researchers recommend using a blanket that is about 10 percent of a person’s body weight.

Coming in JUNE: Men's Health Issue
Deadline: The 12th of the month. Contact [email protected] for cheerful and efficient help with your marketing!
2022 Editorial Calendar



Follow Us On Facebook