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Article: Benefits of Chunky, Natural Cotton Weighted Blanket

Benefits of Chunky, Natural Cotton Weighted Blanket

Benefits of Chunky, Natural Cotton Weighted Blanket



To invest in high-quality bedding such as sheets, pillowcases, and blankets is to invest in your sleep and, therefore, your overall health. A good night’s sleep strengthens your heart, improves your mood, boosts your immune system, and allows you to function at your very best. 

At California Design Den, we believe that what you sleep on—and under—matters. That’s why we’ve partnered with talented women artisans in India to offer our customers a Chunky Handknitted Weighted Blanket made of cotton jersey that’s soft, breathable, and portable. 

What makes a weighted blanket worth the investment, you ask? Well, a weighted blanket is specifically designed to be therapeutic. They are beneficial to anyone seeking to improve their sleep quality.

Top Therapeutic Benefits: 

  • Deep Pressure Stimulation 
  • When your body experiences the unique sensation of the gentle yet firm pressure that a weighted blanket provides—this is called deep pressure stimulation—your nervous system responds accordingly; it switches from “fight or flight” mode to “rest and digest” mode. 

  • Calmness and Relaxation
  • Deep pressure stimulation encourages your body to produce endorphins and your brain to release dopamine and serotonin. As a result, weighted blankets make both your mind and your body feel peaceful, calm, and relaxed. By reducing stress and lowering anxiety, weighted blankets allow you to sleep more soundly and deeply. 

  • Reduces Sensory Overload
  • When weighted blankets were first developed, they were used by individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, mental health conditions, and dementia because they helped reduce sensory overload and decrease restlessness. 

    Why California Design Den? 

    Our weighted blanket consists of layers upon layers of 100% pure, natural cotton, which outperforms other weighted blankets on the market that are made of synthetic microfiber. Our Chunky Handknitted Weighted Blanket is free of fillers (such as glass beads) and it won’t fade or pill. Plus, it offers even weight distribution across your body, and it’s suitable for year-round use on account of how airy it is, how easy it is to wash, and how the bag (included with your purchase!) makes it travel-friendly. 

    At California Design Den, we’re interested in sustainability and safety. Our weighted blanket is OEKO-TEX certified, which means that it has passed numerous safety checks and is proven free of harmful, toxic substances commonly used in the textile industry. This certification speaks to our commitment to using natural materials and producing our products in a socially-conscious manner.  

    Our blanket comes in three different weights, plus three different colors. Perhaps most notably, many of our customers express that our weighted blanket makes them feel as if they are being hugged by someone they love—one of many benefits that weighted blankets provide.

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