If you’re one of the 2 million people in the UK suffering from Fibromyalgia, you don’t need us to tell you how horrible it is.
We at Sleepbo are dedicated to finding accessible solutions for people who suffer from chronic conditions. In our research, very few tools have proved to be as useful in combatting Fibromyalgia symptoms as the weighted blanket.
We gathered testimonials, real scientific evidence, and advice for exactly how and why a weighted blanket can make Fibro symptoms more manageable.
Keep reading to find out if its the right tool for you.
Weighted blankets employ a well-established therapeutic technique called Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT).
DPT works by applying pressure to the body to calm the nervous system. When done correctly, this can trigger the body to switch from a sympathetic (fight or flight) to a parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system state.³
This can lead to many health benefits that improve the quality of life for sufferers of chronic pain.
Weighted blankets are one of the most effective and accessible ways to try DPT.³ But with so many on the market, how can you know which brand is the best option for you?
Here is our list of the top 4 available in the UK.
Studies have tested that blankets up to 13kg can be considered safe and effective for adults.⁸
For the safety of both children and adults, we recommend a minimum weight of 4kgs to see therapeutic benefits, with anything above 10kg being too heavy to be certain of its safety.
If you’re unsure, we recommend trying a blanket that is 5kgs.
The kuddly Weighted Blanket and Cooling blanket are both 5kgs, the ideal weight for providing therapeutic benefits without causing overwhelm or discomfort.
Always choose blankets that use BPA-free, anti-rustle glass beads instead of plastic pellets in their blankets.
kuddly blankets use glass beads, and are crafted with either HydroCool technology or MicroCool fleece to prevent overheating.
kuddly is Sleepbo’s #1 choice for weighted blankets. Here’s why:
NOTE: At the time of writing, kuddly is having a massive holiday sale. Their classic Weighted Blankets are on for as low as £49, while their Cooling Weighted Blankets are on for only £59. Act now to take advantage of this limited-time offer.