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Get a 15% Discount on your Weighted Blanket for World Autism Awareness Day

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. :)

 

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Weighted Blanket

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Weighted Blanket

Written by: Michelle from Weighted Blankets in Canada

Sound sleep is vital for good health. Several issues often interfere with the recommended range. Being sleep deprived usually affects one’s ability to function throughout the day properly. Weighted blankets are designed to remedy this problem. While medication exists to aid sleeplessness caused by different reasons, weighted blankets offer a natural alternative to support sleep-deprived individuals. These are usually filled with beads in varying capacities, depending on the weight option, that are evenly distributed within the blanket. Additional padding is added for that element of comfort it brings. These blankets are available for adults and children alike, to help in improving their sleep quality.

Understand that weightless blankets do not necessarily cure any condition. If anything, they are a sleep accessory meant to elevate symptoms of whatever may be interfering with regular sleep.

Here is a guide to why it is a good idea to consider purchasing a weighted blanket.

Ease stress and with one of these blankets

Stress is the body’s natural response to change. It is almost impossible to avoid stress altogether. Weighted blankets also help with stress-induced anxiety. Studies suggest that the downward pressure from the beads help to ground the patient. This pressure helps reduce feelings of anxiety and bring on sleep. Sleep is instrumental in bringing down stress hormones in the body. Others suggest using the blanket to promote increased production of happy hormones like serotonin within the body. Either way, weight blankets help bring on the transition to sound sleep. 

Weighted blankets and promoting mental health

Conditions such as ADHD, Autism, and PTSD may cause restlessness and lead to awkward sleep patterns. This effect on the sleep cycle manifests as behavioral changes within individuals with such conditions. Weighted blankets though deep pressure therapy which helps to improve their sleep quality and balance out serotonin and melatonin levels. These happy hormones assist in mitigating effects these conditions have on the individual. Fundamentally, weighted blankets work on the principle of stabilizing hormonal change in the brain to effect positive behavioral change.

Weighted blankets for a general health boost

Anyone who has seen the movie Fight club knows how insomnia and disrupted sleep affects ones well being. Weighted blankets help to improve quality of sleep. This, in turn, decreases instances of disrupted sleep sessions. It is a domino effect. Once an individual's poor sleeping habits such as insomnia reduce, their overall health takes a turn for the better. Getting enough rest helps make people calmer and leave them in better moods. This is as a result of decreased cortisol levels and improved serotonin levels. Balancing these hormones is elemental in improving one's psychological well being.

Additionally, they can be used as pain relief for individuals with pain-inducing ailments or those who do not want to take drug based painkillers.

These blankets are useful when it comes to boosting sleeping habits in general. Anyone having trouble catching some zzz should consider trying out this pressure therapy blankets. Weighted blankets are not only useful in stabilizing sleep, but also help regulate negative behavior in patients with some mental health disorders.

Lifetime Warranty

Some of the great things about making our Magic Blankets in the USA are that we only use the best quality materials and we get to inspect each and every blanket. That is why we are so confident in our blankets' durability. These blankets can be machine washed and are made to last. But mistakes happen so, just in case, we offer a lifetime warranty. If there is a manufacturing issue with your Magic Blanket, like a defect in the material, we will send you a pre-paid return label to send back the faulty blanket, inspect it, and send you a new one.  

So you can feel confident buying your Magic Blanket today!



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