In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, we are offering 15% off of your weighted blanket. Let's spread the word with awareness and love for all of our Autistic friends. With out the Autism community, weighted blankets would not have had the major attention it has today. You can use the code "awareness" at checkout for 15% off your magic weighted blanket.
When we first invented the weighted blanket in 1997, we wanted our family and friends to try it out to give us their honest opinion. (Read here the story behind the weighted blanket invention) The first person to tell us that the weighed blanket was a great idea, was a parent with a special needs child. The parents realized how much the weight of the blanket had calmed their child and helped them sleep.
Ever since that day, we started to donate weighted blankets to special needs classrooms. Slowly but surely, the weighted blanket trend started to pick up. We also noticed that parents also liked the heavy feeling and the market for adults started to pick up as well.
As weighted blankets became more popular, other people started to make their own. With more and more companies making their own weighted blankets the science behind them started to be studied.
Weighted blankets help ground your body during sleep by pushing it downwards. This process, known as “earthing” or “grounding,” may have a deeply calming effect. The blankets also simulate deep pressure touch (DPT), a type of therapy that uses firm, hands-on pressure to reduce chronic stress and high levels of anxiety. (Read here more of the science behind weighted blankets)
Helping children and adults with autism or any mental health behavior is our number one priority. In our past 20 years we have donated hundreds of blankets, including to theme parks (such as DollyWood and Legoland) that have "calm" rooms dedicated to helping children calm down with a Magic Weighted Blanket.
Next time you see a trendy weighted blanket post, let us all remember who helped these blankets become mainstream. :)