Many Weighting Comforts customers use our weighted blankets as a comforting tool when dealing with depression. Again and again, they tell us how the blanketsprovide calming relief anda sense of peace and comfort. The all-over weight of our blankets can actually change the brain’s chemistry, encouraging the body to release more serotonin. Those struggling with depression often have low levels of serotonin, so a weighted blanket can be a very helpful tool.
The following testimonial came to us just a few days ago, and it’s one I’ll remember for a long time. Nothing is more rewarding than receiving stories from real people sharing the many ways that our blankets impact their daily life. And this story has a bonus at the end!
If you or someone you know struggles with depression, you’ll want to read this, and share it with friends and family. A weighted blanket may help them, too.
I don't even know how to begin to thank you. I received the blanket on Friday. I wasn't feeling well physically, so I wrapped it around me and within 30 minutes my nausea subsided. That night I put it on my bed. Saturday morning I woke up bright and chipper.I haven't felt like that in probably 10 years.I got up excited to start my day, showered, brushed my teeth, did my hair and makeup. I can't begin to tell you how long it's been since I did a morning routine that healthy. When you are severely depressed, just getting out of bed is an accomplishment. Self-care, like showering and brushing teeth, are low on the list of priorities. Doing hair and makeup is even lower.
I felt that it must have been the blanket but didn't want to get my hopes up. I decided to wait 1 week before I wrote to you and let you know how it's working for me. Though I still have pain, everything else has changed.
This week I was able to accomplish more than I have accomplished in the last six months or so. I've had more energy, less stress, less depression, less anxiety.
I am finally feeling like I used to feel - I feel mostly like myself again.
It is amazing.
My 9-year-old daughter has issues falling asleep. She always has. It takes her 45 minutes to an hour to fall asleep. So, I let her sleep with me to see if the weighted blanket helped her. She was asleep in 10 minutes!! I had her try it 1 more night just to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Again, within 10 minutes she was asleep. My next goal will be trying to get her a weighted blanket.
Thank you so much for changing the quality of my life. So far,this week has been the best I have felt in years... You really have made a huge difference in my life. For this, I will be forever grateful.
Isn’t that good news? Thanks for reading and passing it along to anyone who could use some hope or comfort.
Donna Durham, MMFT
Owner & Co-Founder
A general rule when purchasing a weighted blanket is taking your weight and multiplying it by .10, or taking 10% of your body weight. Using that number, follow the chart below to guide you in finding the perfect blanket!
|Quilted Cotton||10 lb|
|Quilted Cotton||15 lb|
|Quilted Cotton||20 lb|
|Quilted Cotton||N / A|
|Flannel||N / A|
Fall in between two different weight limits for two blankets? We suggest going with the smaller of the two blanket weights.
Still not sure which size to buy? Most of our customers buy one of the 15-pound blankets.