One of the most common questions I get asked (right after, What do you do?) is “What are weighted blankets for?” If you poke around on Google for a bit, you will find a long list of symptoms that can be relieved by weighted blankets.
A long [seemingly random] list.
Insomnia, menopause, anxiety, fybromyalgia, etc, etc, etc, just to name a few.
But can weighted blankets really be helpful for all the things?
Descriptions of cure-alls can easily start to sound like junk science, especially when those claims are made by folks who make their living selling products promoted by said claims.
Junk science: faulty scientific information or research,
especially when used to advance special interests
Since I don’t want to sell promises based on junk science, I decided it was time to dig in and find out exactly what the research said (the peer-reviewed kind, not just Dr. Google).
What I discovered is that when they are used correctly, weighted blankets are indeed a useful and effective strategy for regulating sensory overload, for managing pain, and also for coping with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and symptoms from other mental illnesses.
But don’t take my word for it!
I’m excited to announce the release of (do we do drumrolls around here?):
How to Know if Weighted Blankets Really Work
(and if research supports the use of weighted blankets)
This little [FREE] e-book is a quick and comprehensive guide I put together just for you. It covers to the [current] science behind weighted blankets, complete with citations, and is written for the lay-person.
In it, I address topics such as:
–Are weighted blankets clinically proven to improve sleep? Are you sure it’s not just a placebo?
–How to use your weighted blanket safely. Precautions so you can enjoy with confidence
–What about all the other things that weighted blankets are supposed to help? Really? All the things?
Here’s my personal favorite:
–Is a weighted blanket right for you? Take the quiz
Let’s take care of some of the guess-work before you shop for a weighted blanket.
After downloading the [FREE] e-book, you will receive access to a special assessment designed to assist you in determining if a weighted blanket is a good fit for you. As an added bonus, you can also use the bonus questions to help you determine what specifications and style of weighted blanket is right for you to assist you while you shop (obligation free). You can take the quiz for yourself, support someone else in assessing their own needs, or answer the questions for your child.
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