Last year was stressful AF, and if you’re like us, you found yourself escaping the stress through sleep. But even then, sometimes, stress still haunts you in your dreams. A good way to fix this is through the use of a weighted blanket.
A weighted blanket is a blanket filled with glass beads or plastic pellets that add weight to the fabric, which, when used during sleep, provides pressure on the body and creates a sense of calm and relieves stress. Some weighted blankets also have extra layers of fabric on top of the beads or pellets inside. Be warned: they are dangerous for children (the beads or pellets might fall out and become a choking hazard!).
It works similarly to an occupational therapy technique called deep touch pressure therapy. This technique makes use of the fact that pressure on the body increases serotonin release in the brain, which means bye bye stress! So if you’ve been having trouble sleeping, a weighted blanket may be just the thing that can help you, and we know just where you can get them.
Cuddle Buddy PH
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Cuddle Buddy PH is an online store that has sold hundreds of weighted blankets in just the past few months. They’ve got a range of weights and sizes available, so you just need to take your pick. You can find them on Instagram. Prices start at PHP 2,695.
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Yakap PH may be a fairly new weighted blanket shop, but their two blanket choices (navy blue and cool white) sold out immediately. You can find them on Instagram. Prices start at PHP 3,500.
Theory Blanket promises that you can feel like you’re being hugged with their blankets, and in this time of social distancing when everyone’s a little bit touch-starved, this could be a good alternative. They have five colors available: space grey, pink, teal, navy blue, and hotel white. You can find them on Facebook. Prices start at PHP 6,000.
Linen and Homes
This weighted blanket from Linen and Homes is breathable and cool to the touch, so you don’t have to worry about being too warm when you’re sleeping. It has a dark grey removable color made of 100% bamboo fabric and 300 thread count, and you can choose a color from light gray, soft green, and ice blue. You can find them on their website. Prices start at PHP 5,950.
Blanket Hugs describe themselves as “the Philippines’ most popular weighted blanket.” Their weighted blankets have a hypoallergenic, bamboo-cotton cover that can help you sleep as quickly and deeply as you want. You can find them on their website. Prices start at PHP 4,499.
Educational Therapy Toys
This weighted blanket from Educational Therapy Toys is the perfect fit for your kids. But make sure everything’s secure since it contains pebbles inside that may be dangerous for young’uns. You can find them on their website. Prices start at PHP 3,500.
Body Koala’s weighted blanket weighs 15 pounds, so it’s like getting a really nice hug from a koala. You can find them on their website. Prices start at PHP 5,899.
HMR has the most budget-friendly weighted blankets you can find online. Plus, they’ve got a wide range of sizes, weights, colors, and designs! You can find them on their website. Prices start at PHP 999.
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