At Hugvy we are passionate about proof. When we first embarked on designing a weighted blanket we wanted to be sure it was a solution that actually works. Our recommendations are backed by real studies conducted by expert institutions.
While we don’t expect weighted blankets to be a silver bullet for every sleeper, we do know that for a majority of people will benefit from the extra weighted pressure built into every Hugvy blanket.
Weighted blankets are backed by scientific research by medical and therapeutic professionals around the world. The premium weighted glass beads apply deep pressure stimulation—a therapeutic technique that’s shown to improve calmness and ease anxiety. It’s the same sensation you get when you receive a hug or gentle massage. According to a 2015 study in the Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders, 4 out of 5 people preferred a weighted blanket, reporting more time spent asleep, an easier time settling in for the night, and an increased level of overall alertness during the day.
Feel Better Under Pressure
So how do weighted blankets promote better sleep? The pressure provides spurs a chemical reaction in the body that physically helps you feel better. When you wrap yourself in a Hugvy, your body starts to produce more of serotonin and melatonin, both are hormones that function to increase feelings of overall happiness and help regulate your sleeping cycle. And that’s not all, studies have shown that similar touch-triggered therapy increased attentiveness, decreased depression and enhanced the immune system in test subjects.
Find out more about the studies that have shown us the potential of weighted blankets.