About Weighted Blankets
The blanket that hugs you to sleep
Just as the name suggests, a weighted blanket is an extra heavy blanket. Studies have shown that the weight in the blanket can give an increased feeling of security and release hormones that reduce stress. These effects can lead to a deeper sleep and better recovery.
Improve your sleep
Over 90% of those who use The NAP Lab weight blanket state that their sleep has improved. In many cases, their sleep problems have actually disappeared completely.
Sleeping with a weighted blanket has been likened to the feeling of a soft embrace. Sleeping with an additional weight on the body creates a a feeling of safety and alleviates anxiety.
How does it work?
Our weighted blanket is based on the principle "deep touch pressure stimulation", a well-known therapeutic method that stimulates different pressure points on the body.
The result is reduced cortisol levels and increased serotonin production, which lowers heart rate and blood pressure.
Weighted blankets have long been used as an aid against sleep disorders and difficulty concentrating, mainly in child psychiatry. Studies have shown that weighted blankets can have a positive effect when it comes to reducing the body's stress hormone and the production of feel-good hormones such as oxytocin and serotonin.
The benefits you can experience with a weighted blanket vary greatly from person to person. In addition to a deeper, more regular sleep, NAP Lab users can also report everything from smoother breathing and reduced snoring to increased security, more energy and reduced anxiety.
With a weighted blanket, your body also finds it easier to follow the natural sleep phases: light sleep, moderate to deep sleep, deepest sleep, and dreaming (also called REM sleep).
Below we have listed some of the many studies we used when we developed The NAP Lab Weighted Blanket.