How Weighted Blankets Work
A moment of science please!
We're Karmara, specialists in weighted blanket. During our personal mental and physical health journeys, we've picked up tonnes of knowledge about weighted blankets and have become obsessed with the science behind feeling good. We'd love to share this with you and answer any questions you may have about these incredible weighted blankets and deep touch pressure therapy.
Why Weighted Blankets Work
Weighted blankets work using deep touch pressure therapy (DTP) to regulate chemicals in the brain and rebalance the mood. Pressure points all over the body are activated when pressure is applied to them (much like a hug or a deep tissue massage) causing a release of calming hormones.
The snug, calming sensation you feel when you are being cuddled is exactly how a weighted blanket should make you feel. It’s normal to feel sceptical that weighted blankets work, but logically it makes a lot of sense when we think about human nature. Of course, it’s not magic; hundreds of human bioscience studies confirm that full-body deep pressure therapy will kick-start a series of chemical reactions in the brain including an increased production of Serotonin, often called the happy hormone.
Conditions They Help With
Weighted blankets are a type of at-home therapy that can provide benefits and releive symptoms of many conditions. Karmara blankets have shown positive results for several conditions, including autism, ADHD, and anxiety. They can help calm a restless body (RLS), reduce feelings of anxiety, and improve sleep troubles (Insomnia).
We've written some in depth articles about how weighted blankets help with specific conditions. Click the links below to read more.