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How It Works

The magic of weighted blankets — how do they work?

Folded Dark Grey YNM Weighted Blanket

Sweet dreams (are made of micro glass beads)

From the 'hugging' sensation to their ability to help you get a better night’s rest—there's a magic to weighted blankets that have captivated millions of sleepers all over the world. Let's look under the covers and discover what goes into weighted blankets and their various benefits. But first...

What is a weighted blanket?

You know that warm, snug feeling when you're tucked into your bed during the winter with a chunky duvet? Perhaps with some additional blankets and pillows stacked on top too? A weighted blanket is all of that tucked into one convenient package.

The blanket is divided up into dozens of pockets sewn using innovative stitching technology to prevent leaks. We pack these with thousands of glass microbeads (heavier and more sustainable than plastic beads) which give the blanket that trademark hugging sensation. Perfect for when you settle into bed for a well-earned rest.

Examples of weighted blanket benefits

Woman Sleeping With A Patterned YNM Weighted Blanket

Weighted blanket for insomnia

Insomnia is a condition which prevents a person from obtaining the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. The severity of this condition can vary from person to person, but in search for alternative treatment methods, a lot of insomnia sufferers have been drawn to our weighted blankets. A large number of our customers have reported improved sleep thanks to the benefits of sleeping with a weighted blanket.

You can try the weighted blanket for yourself with our 100-night trial. Try it out consistently over a few weeks and see if it makes any difference for you!

Weighted blanket for anxiety

Plenty of users have reported their YNM weighted blankets have helped reduce anxiety and stress prior to sleeping.

It releases endorphins into the brain as the snugness of the blanket feels like you are being hugged throughout the night. Helping you relax and to fall asleep faster!

Woman On Her Laptop Covered With A YNM Weighted Blanket
Child Sleeping With Dinosaur YNM Weighed Blanket

Weighted blanket for autism

It is also common for parents to use our weighted blankets to help someone they care for who is on the autistic spectrum.

In particular, our weighted blankets have been used to help soothe and calm a child after being upset, as well as helping them to get a better night's rest.

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Close-Up Of A Creased Dark Grey YNM Weighted Blanket

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Close-Up Of Woman's Hands Whilst She Is Reading On Bed With A YNM Weighed Blanket

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