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Find Out Just How the Koala Blanket Comforts You
Everyone loves being hugged and cuddled, don’t they? That warm, cosy feeling you get when a loved one wraps their arms around you is special. But it isn’t unique. Read on to see how the Koala Blanket comforts you just the same!
The Koala Blanket is a weighted blanket that replicates the sensation of being hugged. In doing so, it makes you feel content and relaxed.
People who suffer from anxiety swear by their weighted blanket as a coping mechanism. Research has found that weighted blankets relax the central nervous system, making it release “happy hormones” known as endorphins.
How it works
The Koala Blanket simulates a type of therapy known as Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS). Hospitals worldwide use this therapy with “squeeze machines” to treat patients with anxiety and sensory disorders.
DPS applies a gentle but firm pressure to the body to simulate the sensation of being hugged or cuddled. Medical experts have known for a long time that such interaction can trigger the release of endorphins.
Weighted blankets simulate this same therapy, but are more accessible. This is why weighted blankets have become so popular with people who suffer from stress and anxiety.
Does it work?
The Koala Blanket comforts you by applying gentle pressure to your body. The sensation is gentle and not overbearing, because the weight of the blanket does not exceed 13% of your body weight.
The most notable studies are this 2008 study, published in the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, and this 2011 study published in the Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering. Both studies found a majority of participants had lower anxiety when using a weighted anxiety blanket to enable DPS.
The outer cover is reversible, with one side finished in ultra-soft faux mink for warmer nights, and the other side finished in organic cotton-bamboo for cooler nights. Both sides are beautiful, and the textiles are top quality.
Glass pellets, sewn into small individual pockets, add the weight and prevent the blanket from bunching up.
Glass pellets are smaller but denser than plastic pellets, so they take up less space inside the blanket. They’re also non-toxic, BPA-free and 100% recyclable. They are double-sewn into individual pockets to prevent leakage.
The Koala Blanket also uses a unique loop and tie fastening system which fixes the outer cover to the inner cover. Other weighted blankets suffer from annoying slippage and bunch up in one area because the inner cover would slip.
Overall, the Koala Blanket comforts you in a few ways. It is designed to simulate Deep Pressure Stimulation therapy which is proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, and the high-quality materials ensure you can wear it anytime.