Weighted Blankets at American Mattress
Sleep peacefully with a weighted blanket, designed to encourage deep, healthy, and restful sleep each night. American Mattress carries the perfect weighted blanket, that is large and comfortable, and available in a variety of colors.
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What is a Weighted Blanket?
A weighted blanket, also known as a gravity blanket, is a heavy blanket that is weighted down with glass beads or poly pallets that are sewn into pockets throughout the fabric. To make sure the weighted blanket you choose is the right size for you, it should be 10 percent of your body weight, plus an additional pound or two.
Benefits of Weighted Blankets
There are many benefits to introducing a weighted blanket. In fact, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published research showing that weighted blankets work effectively to reduce insomnia, the severity, and symptoms of depression, fatigue, and anxiety. Weighted blankets are harmless when used with adults, however, they should be used with caution on young children.
Improves Anxiety-Induced Insomnia
When you are feeling stressed, nervous, anxious, or irritated your body releases cortisol, the stress hormone. cortisol can make it difficult to fall asleep, leading to sleepless nights and insomnia. Studies have shown that these symptoms can be alleviated with a weighted blanket by stimulating feel-good hormones, dopamine. Dopamine stimulation can potentially reduce cortisol levels in your body and reduce the severity of insomnia.
Improves Sleep Quality
If you struggle with sensitivity issues or insomnia, you likely struggle to achieve a restful night's sleep. Studies published by the Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders show that sleeping with weighted blanks prevents the participant from moving around, therefore improving their sleep.
Promotes Melatonin Production
Melatonin is the hormone responsible for promoting a good night’s sleep and regulating our circadian rhythm. Melatonin is linked to serotonin, and when triggered by a weighted blanket, can encourage melatonin production.
Improves Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome
For those who have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome, you experience sensations along their legs at night which lead to interrupted sleep. Disturbed sleeping caused by restless leg syndrome can often lead to fatigue. According to restless legs syndrome patients, their symptoms lessen when the heavy weight of a weighted blanket is pressed down on their legs.
Some people often experience days of depression, anxiety, and low moods. Whether this is due to an illness, hormones, or other causes we often look for a solution for these problems to avoid worsening symptoms. A prominent benefit of weighted blankets is the deep-touch pressure as the blanket covers you. This weight stimulates serotonin production and therefore improves mood.
Alleviates Chronic Pain
If you struggle with chronic pain, you know that it impacts everyday life. This fatigue can be overwhelming and lead to other issues, such as gastrointestinal and urinary issues, depression, and insomnia. The serotonin production stimulated by weighted blankets helps increase serotonin levels and often alleviates symptoms for a night of more restorative sleep.
Aids in Falling Asleep and Staying Asleep
Those with insomnia or anxiety know how difficult it can be to fall asleep and stay asleep. Weighted blankets will make you more cautious of your movements, encouraging you to move less. This lessened movement and sound will result in a more stable sleep pattern.
Find Your Next Mattress at American Mattress
At American Mattress, we will work with you to find a mattress, furniture, or accessories that will provide you with ultimate comfort and relaxation. Explore our mattress size chart to uncover which mattress size would best fit your space. Whether you are unsure of when to get a new mattress, what accessories can improve sleep, or even how to clean your mattress, American Mattress is here to help. For more information from our sleep experts, stop by one of our locations, or call 1-800-TO-DREAM.