Weighted blanket is a blanket with extra weight as the name suggests. Heavy materials are incorporated into them in order to add weight to various parts of the body. A weighted blanket can have many different materials that make it heavier. It commonly contains glass beads or plastic pellets along with other materials such as rice, millet, or even lead in them. Additionally, it uses some cotton mixed in with glass beads to give it a more comforter like feeling. Size of blanket varies upon the weight of an individual. Weighted blankets provides deep touch pressure (DTP) which involves gentle pressure to the body to increase the release of serotonin. Serotonin is responsible for promoting relaxation. Weighted blankets are also known as gravity blankets which is used as a tool of therapists and psychiatry clinics.
Companies manufacturing Weighted Blankets:
Major players involved in weighted blankets market involves Layla Sleep, Nantong Ennasi Home Textile, Baloo Living, YnM Official, Senso-Rex, Bearaby, Downland Bedding, Calm Blanket, SensaCalm, and Merry Life Players involved in weighted blankets market are adopting various growth strategies, which include new product development, expansion and acquisitions.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. Serotonin has many roles throughout the body, including in mood, sleep, appetite and sociability. In intestines, it stimulates muscles involved in digestion; in the blood, it causes vessels to shrink or expand; and in the brain, it relays messages between neurons. The level of serotonin in brain is closely tied to depression. Weighted blankets provides deep touch pressure (DTP) which involves gentle pressure to the body to increase the release of serotonin promoting relaxation and sound sleep. Today, more than 30% of the human population suffer periodically or constantly from one of the 107 sleep diseases identified so far. Increasing concern amongst people for the prevalence of short sleep duration and the health issues derived from sleep deprivation is anticipated to promote towards the growth of the global weighted blankets market.
Forecast of Weighted Blankets Market:
The global weighted blankets market size is estimated to reach at USD 380 million by year 2027 with a CAGR of 7.1% from 2020-2027.
Region wise, the weighted blankets market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. In this, fragmentation, North America shows highest market share. This is attributed because of the increasing average number of elderly people in US. Alzheimer’s and dementia often cause older adults to feel agitated, anxious or have disturbed sleep. Thus, therapeutic weighted blankets help seniors to relax and improve their sleep quality. Further, favorable government policies in terms of healthcare sector induces growth of market in this region. However, Asia Pacific will propel growth at high CAGR during forecast period due to rising awareness about therapeutic applications of weighted blankets. Sleep disorders are increasing rapidly in APAC regions. Thus, this region will create lucrative opportunities for weighted blankets market during forecast period.