What are the Benefits of Weighted Blankets?

As we continue to feel the effects of the cost of living crisis, more and more of us are looking for ways to stay warm without major increases to our energy bills. Similarly, for many, anxieties have been heightened for these exact reasons, especially in the aftermath of the pandemic.  

So what can you do to keep your guests warm and cosy, and ensure they get a good night’s sleep? In this post, we’ll look at the benefits of weighted blankets and why you might want to consider adding them to the rooms you let.  

What are weighted blankets?  

Expertly manufactured at 7kg, around 5-10% of an adult’s body weight, weighted blankets offer a gentle pressure that can prove very relaxing and aid sleep. Sometimes known as gravity blankets, weighted blankets are designed to fit around a person’s body, rather than covering an entire bed. As such, they are suitable for any mattress size, and can be washed and dried in a machine for convenience.  

The benefits of weighted blankets 

Ecologically and economically viable  

In comparison to other options like electric blankets, weighted blankets are simply made from layers of densely woven fabric and often beads for extra weight too. This design makes them super warm – especially if you opt for a snuggly fleece-lined style. This will help to reduce your fuel consumption and the cost of your energy bills.  

Health benefits 

Studies show that there are also a number of health benefits to using these therapeutic weighted blankets. Through Deep Touch Pressure Therapy, their design simulates the support and comfort of a human hug. This increases your serotonin and dopamine levels, while lowering stress and anxiety and even aiding depression.  

For the neurodiverse community, weighted blankets have also been proven to help calm restlessness and sensory overload. And they can also be beneficial to people who suffer from insomnia or have trouble sleeping. In addition, all Homefords’ designs are hypoallergenic, making them safe for anyone who suffers from allergies. 

Range of designs available 

Homefords’ weighted blankets come in a variety of contemporary and eye-catching colours. Grey works well with any colour scheme and suits most tastes, if you are decorating a property for guests or renters. Or if you prefer something that stands out, blush pink or navy are ideal for adding a splash of colour to neutral rooms. We also supply sherpa-lined weighted blankets that offer a luxe finish and are perfect for cosy nights in.  

Why shop with Homefords? 

Presenting expert knowledge gained during more than 100 years in the industry, Homefords ships over 7000 wholesale soft furnishings every day. This makes us one of the UK’s largest importers and suppliers of its type.  

With over 10,000 happy customers from hospitality, leisure, student accommodation and social housing, it’s easy to see why. Homefords’ incredibly low prices do not compromise on quality. With a UK based distribution centre, secure online shopping and help centre on hand to assist you, you can purchase wholesale blankets and more with confidence. 

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