What is a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is a blanket with moderate weight.

The weight of the blanket applies moderate pressure to the body, and the feeling of being gently wrapped brings a sense of well-being and security, and supports relaxation and a good night's sleep.

When used for sleeping, it is said that relaxation and good sleep can be expected by wrapping in a blanket that weighs about 10 % (8-12%) of the body weight.

Weighted Blankets and Deep Touch Pressure Therapy ( DTP )

The reason for the weighted blanket's relaxing effect is related to Deep Touch Pressure Therapy ( DTP ).

Deep Touch Pressure Therapy ( DTP )
It is a therapy that relieves stress, anxiety, tension, etc. by applying pressure stimulation to the body.

It can be hugged, stroked, squeezed, pressed, swaddled (wrapped in a cloth), or even gently applied with special massage tools or wrapped around the body.

The gentle weight of the weighted blanket as if being hugged gives a moderate amount of pressure stimulation to the body, supporting a comfortable and relaxing time for those who tend to feel irritated or anxious.

Relationship between DTP (Deep Touch Pressure Therapy) and autonomic nervous system

The autonomic nervous system is composed of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves, which balance each other and regulate the state of the body.

When you feel stress, the sympathetic nervous system becomes dominant and you become tense, while the parasympathetic nervous system becomes dominant when you are relaxed.

Excessive stress causes an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system, resulting in mental and physical disorders, depression, and insomnia.

DTP calms the sympathetic nervous system, lowers the stress hormone cortisol, and activates parasympathetic activity.

As a result, endorphins are increased, and serotonin and dopamine, which are called happy hormones, are released, which relieves anxiety and tension and makes you feel relaxed.

This is one of the reasons why moderate weights are said to be effective for relaxing support .

"Hug machine"?

Weighted blankets are said to have originated from the research of American zoologist Temple Grandin 's "Hug Machine".

 Having autism, she noticed that moderate pressure on the body from a clamping machine used to inoculate cows with vaccines was effective in relieving stress, anxiety, and tension, and made herself a research subject. I developed a machine that presses the body called a hug machine.
This has greatly contributed to the research of appropriate pressure stimulation (deep touch therapy /DTP) and weighted blankets for people with various anxiety and worries .

Why choose an ENBRY weighted blanket?

Soft&Comfy - やさしい重さ心地よいやわらかさ




Eco-Friendly - エコフレンドリー サステナブル


Beadless - ガラスビーズがなく安心


Breathable - 蒸れにくく一年中快適


Evenly Weighted - 均一な重み


Handmade - ハンドメイド


Washable - 洗濯OKで清潔に



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