November 15, 2021 2 min read
What is an anxiety blanket? Is it the same as a weighted blanket? And how do they help people with anxiety?
These are all good questions to ask.
General anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues in the US, it affects over 40 million adults and 4 million teenagers. General anxiety and anxiety disorders are highly treatable with proper medical attention and therapy. Anxiety can be caused by a multitude of factors, including brain chemistry, personality, your genetic makeup, and general life circumstances/events.
An anxiety blanket is just a weighted blanket that weighs a bit more than normal.
People with anxiety generally like a little extra weight with the blanket. The extra weight helps you feel more snug and secure. Weighted blankets are an excellent way to curb stress, anxiety, and panic. The blanket mimics a warm hugging sensation, that gives the user a flood of serotonin (the feel-good chemical.) When buying an anxiety blanket choosing the right amount of pressure is the most important part. You want to choose a weight that is or a little more than approximately 10% of your body weight. Mosaic weighted blankets are evenly quilted, this means that the weight is perfectly distributed throughout the blanket. That means no sliding beads!!!!Our weighted blankets can help with deeper sleep and anxiety, it’s a “no pill required” solution.
The science behind weighted blankets is interesting you can read more about it here. The effects of the weighted blanket can vary for each person, but they are generally very positive. Most people become attached to their weighted blanket, and cannot sleep without it. It becomes a part of their everyday life.
When looking for a weighted blanket for anxiety, prices, styles, and quality vary greatly between sellers. Make sure your blanket is made in the U.S.A. made and the blanket is specifically made for people with anxiety. You should also make sure that the seller that has a phone number you can call, and that the blankets are ethically manufactured. Making sure you choose the right fabric is an important choice too. If you want a breathable/cool fabric -Cotton is for you! If you want a warm soft plush fabric -Minky is for you!
You should watch out for blankets made in China. These blankets are not ethically manufactured and the ones with glass beads may contain arsenic/lead. Make sure to stay away from these sellers, specifically if you are purchasing for a child.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets is a US-based manufacturer that ethically manufactures all of its weighted products. We make blankets in over 40 prints/colors and in 6 different sizes (kids, throw, twin, full, queen, king) We make these blankets for people at any age and any stage in their life. Anxiety can be hard, Mosaic Weighted Blankets has you covered. (no pun intended.)
So… What are you weighting for? With our 30-day return policy, you can try it risk-free!