The Tune weighted blanket is a therapeutic solution for a better night’s sleep. The Tune blanket employs deep touch pressure to take a person from stressed to peaceful in a completely natural way. Deep touch pressure works by applying constant gentle pressure that relaxes the nervous system and stimulates the hormones that regulate a person’s mood and sleep.
The process involves decreasing the stress hormone cortisol and increasing the hormones serotonin and melatonin. Cortisol is the hormone that makes the fight or flight instinct, which leaves a person feeling exhausted, panicked, and anxious. These feelings are counterintuitive to a good night’s sleep. By contrast, the release of the endorphin serotonin, also known as the happy chemical, is a mood and hormone elevator. Exercise, sunshine, and foods such as salmon and spinach boost serotonin, but as not everyone gets enough of these things, people often lack serotonin. The Tune blanket helps make up this shortfall through deep touch pressure. Serotonin also produces melatonin, a hormone that makes a person feel sleepy and helps in the regulation of sleep patterns. In sum, the combination of decreased cortisol and increased serotonin and melatonin puts a person in a state that is ideal for a good night’s sleep.
The process of deep pressure stimulation helps with anxiety, ADHD, depression, insomnia, stress, dementia, fibromyalgia, PTSB, and TBI. For instance, in a study published in The Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 63% of participants reported decreased anxiety after using a weighted blanket.
The Tune weighted blanket comes in three sizes and four weights. Designed for individual use, Tune recommends that customers purchase two twin-size blankets if they are shopping for two people. The Tune blanket uses non-toxic micro-glass beads spread across 200+ 4”x4” micro pockets. These beads give the blanket its weight, and the pockets ensure that said weight distributes evenly.
Every blanket comes with a removable, ultra-soft plush duvet cover that is available in grey. This cover removes easily for washing. Furthermore, the inner blanket is usable on its own for people who are warm sleepers.
Tune suggests choosing a blanket that is approximately 7-10% of a user’s body weight to get the optimal sleep and comfort effect. In general, if a user is between 100 and 160 lbs, the ideal weight is 15 lbs. If the user is between 160 and 200 lbs, the ideal weight is 20 lbs, and if the user is 200 lbs or more, then the recommended weight is 25 lbs. Tune further recommends considering personal preference when selecting a weight. They allow you to try out a blanket for 30 days, and if it’s not the right weight, it can be sent back for a full refund or exchange.