As I type this, my mind is focused, certain, motivated. My hands type effortlessly on the keyboard as my entire body feels relaxed, almost numb.
I feel like a million bucks.
Before you ask, no, I’m not on drugs.
I’m only experiencing the very tangible benefits of “deep touch pressure”.
This complicated term refers to the tactile feedback provided by firm stroking, cuddling, hugging, and squeezing.
Deep touch pressure calms the body and focuses the mind by acting on the autonomic nervous system (Hsin-Yung Chen et. al., 2011). It increases endorphin levels (the neurotransmitters that makes you feel good) and decreases cortisol and blood pressure (indicators of anxiety and stress). As if it was not enough, it promotes the release of serotonin AND dopamine, the “happy” and “motivated” neurotransmitters.
So… What does any of it have to do with a blanket?
If it were just an average one, nothing. But as it turns out, this is not your average blanket!
In order to trigger the benefits of deep touch pressure, our blanket had to be designed to be precisely 10% of your body weight, thus mimicking the sensation of being hugged or embraced.
The most amazing weighted blanket in Canada!
Offered in 15, 20 and 25lbs.
Shipping, return and exchange
As soon as your order leaves our warehouse, you will receive an email notification containing the tracking number of the package. Orders are normally shipped in 2 to 5 business days and are delivered in 5 to 10 business days. We do not currently ship outside of Canada.
Cancellation and modification of order
Delivery of orders is automatically synchronized with our warehouse as soon as an order is placed. If you wish to cancel or modify your order, it is therefore very important to contact us by email as soon as possible at email@example.com so that we can make the change before shipping.
If your order has already been shipped, you will need to make a return and request an exchange or refund.
Exchange, refund and return
Orders returned within 30 days of purchase will be exchanged or fully refunded according to the original payment method. Refunds will be made as soon as the returned package is received in our warehouse. Please note that the time for exchanges may vary depending on the availability of the desired item in our inventory.
Items must be returned undamaged, in the original box and the bag containing the blanket must not be opened. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of customers and items must be returned to our warehouse at the address on the shipping label.
If you received an item with a manufacturing defect or damaged product, please contact our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of purchase for the return address and obtain an exchange or refund.
What weight should I get? How do I choose the weight of my blanket?
In order to reap the maximum benefits of a weighted blanket, you should aim for a blanket that’s approximately 5-10% of your body weight.
We’ve got 3 types of blanket available for you: 15, 20 and 25 pounds.
What is it made of?
This blanket is made from minky, which is a super soft modern fabric that feels like plush velour. Minky fabric is like fleece – but softer and thicker. The high quality of minky fabric prevents its colors from fading and its warmth from decreasing over time. The insert weighted blanket is made of cotton and is sewn to hold micro glass beads to reach the desired weight.
What are the dimensions of your blankets?
Our blankets are 48” by 72”. Or 72” by 48”… Depending on how you use it!
Are there any other colors available?
This blanket has been designed with the help of our supporters on our Facebook page.
We’ll eventually sell outer-shells of different colors, allowing you to customize your blanket to your liking!
Is it hot?
Nope! Since the blanket is weighted with tiny glass beads, the material can breathe easily, allowing any excess of heat to dissipate.
Is the blanket machine washable?
Of course! It wouldn’t be amazing otherwise. Both the outer shell and the base layer are machine washable.
Are there contraindications?
Someone recovering from surgery or suffering from a respiratory, circulatory or temperature regulation problems should not use a weighted blanket. If you have a medical condition, it is recommended that you seek the guidance of your doctor or occupational therapist before you decide to use this product. Our weighted blankets are not suitable for children. Do not let a child use the blanket without supervision and never use as a constriction blanket.
The amazing science behind the blanket
Champagne, Tina, et al. “Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of the Weighted Blanket With Adults During an Inpatient Mental Health Hospitalization.” Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (2015)
Chen, Hsin-Yung, et al. “Physiological effects of deep touch pressure on anxiety alleviation: The weighted blanket approach.” Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering (2012)
Mullen, Brian, et al. “Exploring the safety and therapeutic effects of deep pressure stimulation using a weighted blanket.” Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (2008)
Theresa Novak, et al. “Pilot study of a sensory room in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit.” Australasian Psychiatry: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2012)
Cati Vaucelle, et al. “Design of haptic interfaces for therapy.” Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference (2009)
Ackerley R, Badre G and Olausson H, “Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia” Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders (2015)