Despite the growing popularity of integrating deep touch therapy to your sleep routine, there are still many myths surrounding weighted blankets that can be easily debunked. Take a closer look with us at three commonly-held myths about weighted blankets as we set the record straight.
Myth #1 Weighted blankets are only good for those with anxiety.
Many people believe that weighted blankets are only useful for those with anxiety, but in reality, they can benefit anyone who has a hard time falling asleep at night. Weighted blankets work by providing deep pressure stimulation, which helps promote the production of serotonin and melatonin in the body, leading to calming sensation. This can be helpful for those who have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or generally feel restless at night.
In addition to promoting better sleep, weighted blankets can also help a range of issues, including restless leg syndrome, chronic pain, and even ADHD. Research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that using a weighted blanket can improve all-around sleep quality and reduce anxiety in participants with insomnia.
Myth #2: Weighted blankets can aggravate chronic pain.
It’s actually the opposite –– weighted blankets can actually provide relief from chronic pain. A 2021 study conducted by researchers at UC San Diego found that patients who struggle with chronic pain found that using weighted blankets reduced their perceptions of their pain.
Myth #3: Weighted blankets are too warm.
One concern that many people have about weighted blankets is that they will be too hot to use, especially in the summer. While it is true that some weighted blankets can trap heat, some weighted blankets are designed to be cool and breathable, like the Nodpod Body. Our unique single layer design improves airflow keeping you cool and comfortable during your sleep. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to stay warm in the winter months.
The Nodpod Body was designed with dual comfort in mind, with a signature premium jersey cotton cool side, and a microfleece warm side to allow you to comfortably use your weighted blanket year round.
The bottom line:
Weighted blankets can be a helpful tool for anyone looking to their sleep or overall sense of calm. By understanding the truth behind these myths, you can make decisions about the best type of weighted blanket for their needs.Try the Nodpod BODY here.