How will a weighted blanket help me?

 

A weighted GingerWraps item can be a weighted blanket, shoulder wrap, lap-pad or neck-wrap which gives the wearer a comfortable level of deep pressure stimulation.  

The disbursed weight offers DTP (Deep Touch Pressure) which assists in calming the senses and allowing the user to feel more relaxed and secure – as if they were being comfortably hugged. 

Through DTP, an increase of a naturally occurring chemical called Serotonin is released within the body. Serotonin helps to regulate mood which give the user an overall feeling of calm. Serotonin is critical in the production of Melatonin which is a naturally occurring hormone that encourages sleep and body rest. 

This overall pressure stimulation allows the user to relax their muscles under the weight of the item and to finally get some relief from the stresses of the day. The comfort of the weight supports the user’s need for being snug and wrapped.  


Sleeping with weighted blankets:

When you sleep under a weighted blanket, you will feel an all-over hug on your body.  This gives the user a feeling of contentment and security.  If you find yourself piling on the regular blankets just to get that same feeling of weight, then it's time for a weighted blanket.


Lounging with weighted blankets:

Weighted blankets are perfect to give you that little extra hug whenever you are resting on the couch - watching TV or just reading a good book. 

Medium grey plush chenille fabric

Medium grey plush chenille fabric

The Great Benefits

How can I benefit from a weighted blanket?

 

Anyone who wants that feeling of being snug and secure can benefit from a beautiful GingerWraps weighted blanket.  Health practitioners recommend weighted blankets for insomnia; anxiety and many other health concerns (see below).  


This is an excellent non-drug answer featuring Deep Touch Pressure Therapy.  Resting with your blanket during the day, the extra pressure associated with the weighted blankets allows the body to relax and feel secure at the same time.  At night, the weighted blanket assists an individual to fall asleep more quickly and most importantly,- assists them to stay asleep longer.  You will probably experience significantly less tossing and turning due to the 'hugging' sensation, thereby allowing you to stay asleep.


Sleeping under a weighted blanket has been shown to help calm anxiety and reduce insomnia. Doctors and occupational therapists alike have heralded weighted blankets as an effective non-drug therapy for sleep and relaxation.  


Many conditions and disorders are often calmed by deep pressure stimulation. Here are just some of the conditions which weighted blankets have been reported to help soothe:

Chronic Pain 

Restless Leg Syndrome

Tension + Stress

Anxiety Disorders

Sleep Disruption and Insomnia

Parkinson’s Disease

Arthritis

Alzheimer’s

Fibromyalgia

Sensory Disorders

Autism + Asperger's

Down’s Syndrome

ADD / ADHD

PDD - NOS

Soft cotton batik with a flannel backing

Soft cotton batik with a flannel backing

Cautionary Notes

Consulting Your Medical Practitioner

If you are in doubt about the use of weighted blankets or have any type of medical condition, you should consult a doctor or occupational therapist before using a weighted blanket.  


Ability to Remove Blanket

Never place a weighted blanket on a child under three years of age as they are typically not strong enough to remove the blanket by themselves.  Do not allow a small child access to a weighted blanket without direct supervision.


Do not place a weighted blanket on ANY individual who is not physically strong enough to remove the blanket by themselves. 

Personal User Responsibility

These blankets are intended for therapeutic use. As beautiful and as comfortable as they are, they are not toys and should be used appropriately.  


Weighted blankets should be used responsibly and reasonable caution must be exercised when using them.  If you experience discomfort while using a weighted product, discontinue use immediately. 

Current Medical Conditions

Anyone suffering from a temperature regulation problem, respiratory, circulatory, or if recuperating after a surgery, or any other condition which concerns a user, they should ONLY use a weighted blanket on the advise of their health practitioner. 

Misuse of Blankets

GingerWraps will not be held responsible for any misuse or mishandling of any weighted product in a client's home.  


GingerWraps will not knowingly sell a weighted blanket for use on a child under three or to anyone with a known medical issue which is contraindicated. The blankets are not intended as toys and small children should not have access to them without proper supervision.