The Calmforter weighted blanket is a non-pharmacological therapy that uses deep pressure touch stimulation to simulate the sensation of being hugged. Deep pressure stimulation exerts pressure over the body, which provides both physical and psychological advantages. The pressure from the blanket increases serotonin and melatonin levels in the body, allowing it to relax.
It’s possible to use the Calmforter in several fashions. Users may cover their bodies with the blanket entirely, wrap the blanket around their shoulders or lay it across their laps or legs. Scientific research has shown that weighted blankets can provide comfort and relief to people suffering from sleep disorders, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, sensory disorders, Restless Leg Syndrom, anxiety, and peri-menopause and menopause symptoms.
Calmforter utilizes Evenflow Technology to provide the ultimate relaxation experience. The CloudSoft Polyfill and Stardust Microbead weighting system give even pressure across the body to simulate the feeling of being hugged. The outer cover consists of Minky fabric, which is smooth on one side, with SensaDot Texture on the other side.
The Calmforter is 60″ x 80″ in size and comes in 12 lbs and 15 lbs weights. Studies have shown that 60″ x 80″ is the ideal size for full-body pressure therapy. There are seven color variations available, and the price includes a premium cover.
The Calmforter is weight versatile in that the blanket folds to increase or reduce the weight. For instance, if a user wants a 6 lbs blanket they can use half the blanket or three-quarters of the blanket to make it 9lbs. If more than 12 lbs are needed, then the blanket can be doubled up to increase the pressure twice-over.
The cover is machine washable and dryable on low heat, but Calmforter recommends that the blanket itself be spot cleaned and air-dried.
Created by Platinum Health, the Calmforter also sells from Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.