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Weighted Blanket for Anxiety + Sleep Therapy
weighted gravity blanket for Anxiety, Alzheimer's, Autism, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, Menopause, Restless Leg Syndrome and more, 100% cotton
Weighted blankets help to relax and calm!


 
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Cotton Weighted Blanket for Anxiety, Alzheimer's + Sleep Therapy

Use GRAVITY to help calm!
Weighted Blankets are an effective and drug-free aid in helping to calm the mind and relax those living with Alzheimer's, Autism (ASD), Anxiety Disorders (ADD / ADHD / PTSD), Tourette's syndrome (GTS), Restless Leg Syndrome, Menopause and more. By covering the body for sleep, wrapping shoulders while sitting or by laying the blanket across laps or legs, weighted blankets apply comforting pressure where it's most beneficial.

  • Elderly with dementia - weighted blankets help calm those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease
  • Sensory Disorders & Sleep Disorders - weighted therapy can help increase Serotonin and Melatonin levels overnight
  • Insomnia - pressure increases Serotonin which then converts to Melatonin - a hormone that induces sleep
  • ADD/ADHD Spectrum Disorder - those with ADHD use weighted blankets to calm down after school, during therapy sessions or to relax and fall asleep
  • Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - weighted blankets help calm after school, during therapy sessions or to relax and fall asleep
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - fidgeting legs due to RLS, chemotherapy treatments or Menopause
  • Anxious Feelings + Panic symptoms - Stress, tension, cancer, Dental Anxiety, Peri-menopause and Menopause symptoms
  • Sensory Integration Disorders/Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) - weighted blankets can help with sleep, nightmares and panic anxiety


Weighted Blankets for Alzheimer's, dementia and brain related conditions
Most common in people over 65 years old, dementia can cause mood swings, confusion and stress. Caregivers can use weight therapy to help the person feel comfortable and secure while sleeping, sitting or in periods of confusion or stress.

Giving a patient or loved-one a weighted blanket provides comfort through the naturally pleasant feeling of being held. Many have described the added weight of our blanket as the feeling of a hug. Being able to give your loved one a “hug,” even if you aren’t there physically, will help relax and calm during housing transitions, medical checkups or before sleep.

As dementia progresses, insomnia can often become an issue. Sleeping for one or two hours during the night, then awakening only to wander is a common experience. Medications can also cause sleep disturbances for the ill.

The sleep-inducing qualities of a weighted blanket is enough to give deep pressure touch stimulation without being too heavy to remove on their own. Weighted blankets may assist with a full night’s rest for the individual and peace of mind for caregivers and family members alike. Weighted products may not be the best choice for the frail or for those who cannot lift more than 5lbs.


The Alzheimer's Store now offers MindCare's Exclusive 100% Cotton Weighted Blankets
The popularity of weighted blankets has flooded the market with inferior quality and mass produced knock-offs. MindCare's Premium Cotton Weighted Blankets were designed not only to aid those living with anxiety - but to be a beautiful and comforting aid that coordinates with the home, is special to the user and will last for years. Our Premium Cotton Weighted Blankets are made by hand(s), made to order and are constructed of durable and pajama-soft cotton fabrics. Even though our blankets can keep you warm, they are smaller and meant to be used on different parts of the body. Lay them on your chest, hips, legs or back. Control your temperature by keeping arms or legs exposed - or combine with your favorite throw for warmth!

Our super-soft, 100% cotton-fabric weighted blankets are a unique combination that can provide relief, comfort and can help supplement sensory disorder therapy treatments.

"Data obtained on effectiveness reveal 33% demonstrated lowering in EDA when using the weighted blanket, 63% reported lower anxiety after use, and 78% preferred the weighted blanket as a calming modality." -Exploring the Safety and Therapeutic Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation Using a Weighted Blanket by Brian Mullen BS , Tina Champagne MEd, OTR/L , Sundar Krishnamurty PhD , Debra Dickson APRN, BC & Robert X. Gao PhD

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How to pick the right weighted blanket?

A rule of thumb is to select a weighted blanket that is approximately 10% of the body weight of the user. Since many users prefer to have the blanket only over certain parts of the body at a time, we have kept them at a smaller scale so that the benefits of the weight are concentrated on the desired area. For seniors who are frail, we suggest our 5 lb weighted blanket - or smaller weighted products like our lap pads and wraps.

Blanket WeightDimensions (in)Weight of User



5 lbs40 x 3040 to 50 lbs
10 lbs40 x 3470 to 110 lbs
15 lbs40 x 60110 to 175+ lbs






Our Premium Cotton weighted blankets are made by MindCare in the USA from incredibly soft and durable cotton fabrics. They are breathable, soft and cool to the touch, and will remind you of your favorite pajamas. Each blanket is filled with millions of beads that equally distribute the weight. Unlike a "heavy" blanket, weighted therapy blankets are not meant just for warmth, but are designed to apply consistent pressure to the body - and they can be used in addition to other throws or comforters for warmth or for sleeping.

How to wash your weighted blanket?

Due to the weight of weighted blankets we always recommend hand-washing and line-drying. If you would like to wash your weighted blanket in a machine, use the gentle setting, cold water and dry on low. We do not recommend spin cycles as the machine may become unbalanced. Please monitor your machine closely if you decide to use it.



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