An Australian retailer, Calming Blankets, which has sold over 50,000 unique weighted blankets is now accepting orders in the UK. The start-up was founded in 2017 and offers a range of weighted blankets in different colours and weighted from 4.5kg to 9kg.
The function of weighted blankets is that the added weighted can activate the nervous system, helping you to identify where your body parts are in relation to your environment. The Calming Blankets website explains that this allows you to ‘calm down faster, relax more easily, and sleep more soundly.’
Weighted blankets, otherwise known as sensory blankets or gravity blankets, have been proven to help people with sleeping disorders such as insomnia, children with autism or those that struggle to sleep due to anxiety or stress. The comfort of the weight can help reduce discomfort during the night and many cannot customers claim that they cannot sleep without it.
The cover from Calming Blanket’s products is made from ultra-soft minky fabric, which is a soft gentle material commonly used for baby blankets. It consists of long fibres which are soft, durable and machine-washable.
Products are made with unique non-toxic glass beads that are evenly distributed for mental and physical well-being. Any products are delivered in a reusable, environmentally friendly bag.
The start-up has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Facebook based on over 500 reviews and has more 5-star ratings on Product Review than any other blanket.
Calming Blankets has starting selling their blankets and pillows in the UK, with their head office and warehouse located in Northampton. Children’s blankets start from £119.00 and adult blankets start from £149.00 with bamboo covers available and free delivery within 2 to 4 days.