Few products in recent years have generated as much excitement and buzz as the simple weighted blanket. This thick blanket is gaining popularity as a tool to help manage stress and get a better night's sleep because of its unusual construction, which is thought to flood the user's body with feel-good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine. However, one demographic in particular—older adults—may be excluded from this prevailing trend.
As they approach their "golden years," seniors may encounter particular health concerns, such as poor sleep quality and deteriorating mental and cognitive performance. While some medical disorders only produce slight discomfort, others can be quite crippling and drastically reduce a person's quality of life. Weighted Blankets might offer some relief without adding to the already overflowing pillboxes of our elderly loved ones.