How can a weighted blanket improve your sleep?

The simple solution to a good night's sleep

Sleep is fundamental for our health, well-being, coping with anxiety and stress, even for maintaining our body weight. The Koala Weighted Blanket is what stands between you and a good night's sleep. It is designed to gently hug your body and apply a soft pressure which almost instantly calms you down and lets you drift to sleep more easily. 

The weight is what makes the difference. The feeling of being wrapped in the Koala Weighted Blanket is like being embraced or having a relaxing massage. It is designed for individual use and weighs around 8%-15% of your body weight.

Therapists have effectively used weighted blankets for people who suffer from sleep disorders, anxiety, stress, burnout, insomnia, depression, ADD, restless leg syndrome, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson. Today, they are increasingly the preferred choice over other types of duvets due to the beneficial effects on sleep quality. 

Benefits of using a weighted blanket

Reduces anxiety and stress
Slows the heartbeat and calms you down
Helps you get asleep faster
Your sleep gets noticeably better
Longer periods of deep sleep
No more waking up during the night
Wake up full of energy
Less mood swings during the day
Reduces muscle aches after workouts

How it works

Using a weighted blanket triggers what is called Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS), a simple yet efficient therapeutic procedure.
By applying even, gentle pressure on your body regulates the level of cortisol (stress hormone) and increases the endorphin levels. It also releases serotonin and dopamine (happy hormones) and stimulates parts of the brain that are responsible for the production of melatonin which helps you sleep.
People who use a weighted blanket say they feel safe, calm and grounded.  

How it's made

The Koala Weighted Blanket is made of premium materials and consists of 2 parts - the weighted duvet and a removable cover. We put a lot of time and thought into creating an efficient and beautiful product you will love for many years.
Weighted Duvet
Handmade in the E.U. with much care to ensure outstanding quality
Outer layer: organic cotton OEKO-TEX
Filling: chemical-free micro glass-beads finer than sand wrapped in a light layer of polyester padding
10 connection points attach to the removable cover so it won't slip inside
Breathable and climate regulating for year round use
Removable Cover
Premium cotton with high density and unique texture
Colors are obtained using GOTS certified Swiss dyes
Made in Romania in small batches
10 inner ties which connect to the blanket 
Closure with hidden ties

Choosing the right weight

When choosing the weight it should typically be around 8-15% of your own body weight. If you never used a weighted blanket before and are in between weights, we recommend you start with the 6.5 kg blanket.