The Nirvana Weighted Blanket was developed based on four studies: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders. Nirvana is the only weighted blanket currently being used in Canadian hospitals.
The weight of the Nirvana blanket triggers the release of calming chemicals and mood elevators like serotonin and oxytocin. This helps relieve such issues as stress, sleep disorders, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, bipolar disorder, aggressive behavior, brain trauma injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and menopause, and night sweats.
The Nirvana blanket is available in two models: the Nirvana Original and the Nirvana Bamboo. Both models are designed in Canada, and their materials are ethically sourced and free of harsh chemicals. The Nirvana Original is two-sided and comes in two colors, grey and sand. The Nirvana Bamboo is Nirvana’s cooling weighted blanket. The bamboo material is 100% breathable, ensuring that body heat doesn’t become trapped, causing a person to overheat while sleeping. It is available in grey. Additionally, both blankets feature magic-bands. Magic-bands retain heat when removed and microwaved and stay cold when cooled in a freezer. This makes the blanket ideal for people who need more warmth or coolness to sleep.
The Nirvana Original and the Nirvana Bamboo measure 58” x 80“ and are available in weights of 15, 20, or 25 lbs. The Nirvana blanket is best for individual use; however, it can accommodate two people. Additionally, the Nirvana blanket is not recommended for children under five years of age or for people who weigh under 50 pounds.
To completely benefit from the effects of a weighted blanket, Nirvana recommends selecting a weight that is approximately 10% of a person’s body weight. For instance, if a person weighs between 100 and 150 lbs, they should select a blanket that weighs 15 lbs. If a person weighs between 150 and 200 lbs, then they should choose a blanket that weighs 20 lbs. Finally, if a person weighs 200 lbs or more, then they should select a blanket that weighs 25 lbs.