More and more data points to getting a good night’s sleep as being one of the major contributors to good health. Studies also show that a weighted blanket not only helps you fall asleep faster, but helps you sleep deeper as well. That improved sleep in turn helps increase serotonin and lower cortisol levels, reducing anxiety. Big Blanket Company has a new extra-large weighted blanket that can help you get the Zs you need.
Multiple studies have found benefit in sleeping with a weighted blanket. A study reported in the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health found that people sleeping with a 30 pound weighted blanket had a 33 percent reduction in electrodermal activity. Some of the sleepers (63 percent) reported lower anxiety after using the blanket, and 78 percent said that they preferred the weighted blanket for its calming benefit. Another Study from the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders found that using a weighted blanket increased sleep time, decreased movement during sleep, and that sleepers had an easier time falling asleep and felt more rested the next day.
The XL blanket measures 100 inches by 120 inches and weighs 30 pounds. The weight comes from glass beads distributed throughout the inner core. The XL comes as a two-piece set: a removable core and a machine-washable duvet cover. The size is perfect for sharing, or you can fold it over for double the weight and security. The XL is larger than a standard king-sized comforter, so it’s going to be a perfect fit for your bed, even providing some draping on both sides and enough to tuck in. The duvet is made of 100 percent cotton to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It closed with a heavy-duty zipper and has ties throughout so that the blanket stays in place. The duvet is available in three colors: dark grey, navy, and light grey.
If you’re ready for better sleep, a weighted blanket might be the answer, and the Big Blanket Company offers the best one out there.