Weighted Blankets & Aromatherapy 


Today we're going to talk about the benefits of the weighted blanket and aromatherapy, and highlight a few of our personal favorites!

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To start off the list, there's the Miss Bliss weighted aromatherapy blanket. It's got lavender and peppermint in it, and it can be microwaved to relieve tension and stress. But there's another reason it's such a popular item and it has to do with weighted therapy. One of the things that makes our products so popular is the sensory benefits that individuals get from them. From those with specific sensory needs to those that just need a relaxing break, there's some serious science behind why exactly we like to feel enveloped in something! It's the therapeutic application of weight at work!  There are a variety of ways to incorporate the use of weight into daily activities, treatment sessions for specific individuals, or various stages of relaxation. One example of the therapeutic application of weight is the use of a weighted blanket. This practice has been used in acute psychiatry with a variety of age groups and individuals. It's also widely perceived by both consumers and therapy staff as one of the most helpful of the sensory tools used by people during crisis states. Here's a few benefits of using a weighted blanket.   

  Sleep Promotion 

  • The pressure and warmth of something weighted instinctly puts an individual at ease, like a down comforter in the winter when you sleep or a thick comfy blanket. It's that feeling of being swaddled that puts the user at ease. Weighted blankets have been widely known to help individuals dealing with Insomnia 

    Melatonin and Serotonin Increase 

  • Melatonin and Serotonin are two of the best things in the world! Serotonin is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain and intestines that acts as a sort of smoothing function for the nervous system, resulting in better moods and happiness. Melatonin is what's known as the sleep hormone, and it's produced in the Pineal Gland in the brain. When you lie down and use something that acts as a warming cover, be it a blanket or a heavy sweatshirt, this stimulates the production of melatonin by, again, putting the user at ease and in a state of comfort and peace.

    Calming for those with Sensory Needs 

  • Weighted blankets are especially beneficial for individuals with sensory needs who need the tactile response of being in a safe space. If an individual is feeling uncomfortable, irritable, or unable to convey specific feelings the heart rate and breathing can become quicker resulting in tension and anxiety. It's been shown that weighted blankets can help to ease those feelings of anxiety and stress, with the blanket acting as that safe space, a hug if you will!

    Mimics a Hug

  • While we're on the topic of hugs (something very near and dear to our hearts), that's another function that weighted blankets provide so well. They feel like a comforting hug! Ever wonder why it just feels so darn awesome to give your favorite grandparent a big 'ol hug? Or why when you're having an awful day and you come home to your family one of the first things they do is hug you? Because hugs release the hormone Oxytocin into the bloodstream. Oxytocin helps to calm your heart rate and reduce blood pressure, resulting in a more relaxed and at ease YOU. Obviously a blanket can't replace a HUMAN hug, but it does convey to the body the same tactile feel of a hug. That warm, inviting pressure that hugs just serve up so well.

Those are just a few benefits to weighted blankets, and one of the many reasons we're so in love with our Miss Bliss weighted aromatherapy blanket

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And what goes best with a blanket? A PILLOW of course! The Yogibo Sleepybo Pillow. You probably have an uncomfortable pillow, right? Probably filled with weird shredded up foam that you saw on that infomercial, yeah? PSHAW we say! Our Sleepybo pillow is everything you need to get that perfect night of Z's. Lined with our world famous stretchy fabric and featuring a comfy inside that's a mix of filling, beads and a little bit of magic, we know you're going to love it. One side is perfect for when you want to sleep warm, and the other is perfect for when you want to sleep cool. The Sleepybo was developed by our team of over qualified Yogibo Scientists and it's been genetically engineered to get you snoozin', baby!

Pure pillowy goodness, baby! Pure pillowy goodness, baby!

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And last but not least we got the StressLess. We can never pass up an opportunity to talk about the StressLess shoulder wrap. Plain-Jain-Run-Of-the-Mill-Dime-Store neck warmers don't cover nearly enough space on your shoulders and they weigh as much as a baby bird. Not our StressLess! This piece of cozy magic is sure to cover the whole region of your shoulders and neck and wrap around in a wonderful little hug of snug goodness. Add into the equation the smells of wheat, natural plants and herbs and you'll be an unstoppable relaxation machine! 

Makes us relaxed just LOOKING at it! Makes us relaxed just LOOKING at it!

So there's a few of our favorite non-furniture items that we think are gonna take you to a whole new level of comfort. Let us know what you decide to try for yourself!


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