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How Do Weighted Blankets Work?

The first weighted blanket was invented by Keith Zivalich in 1998. Keith revealed in an interview that the idea of a weighted blanket came when his 10-year-old daughter placed a beanie teddy bear on his back to keep him company through his journey. When this unique idea was made popular, scientists in the field of medicine and therapy saw the medical benefits of the weighted blankets. Actually, weighted blankets create a sense of warmth and relax the mind by providing pressure on the body. They are made to physically look like regular blankets but are filled with glass or plastic beads and have more layers. Furthermore, weighted blankets work on the theory that increased pressure on the body leads to an increase in the release of serotonin and oxytocin. Serotonin, also called “the happy chemical” is produced by the brain when there is a feeling of confidence and calm. Likewise, oxytocin is produced by the brain when there is a feeling of social trust, safety and calm. If you need more detailed information or would like to buy a weighted blanket, just visit the Mela website and their customer service will gladly help you.
Let’s now discuss who should use weighted blankets and who shouldn’t.

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