A weighted blanket is a specially designed blanket that contains evenly distributed weights, such as beads or pellets, throughout its fabric. The weight of the blanket provides a gentle, deep-pressure touch that can create a calming and comforting sensation.
Weighted blankets have shown potential in providing relief for individuals with chronic pain by offering deep pressure stimulation, which can help reduce pain perception. The gentle, even pressure distributed across the body may help release tension and soothe aching muscles. Weighted blankets can contribute to better sleep quality, which is crucial for pain management and overall well-being.