Those who suffer from muscle strains, sore backs, menstrual cramps, and a whole host of muscle complaints should consider having a heated weighted blanket available to treat those ailments. Why? You’ll need the heat to dilate blood vessels promoting the flow of blood. When oxygen and nutrients flow better into the muscles the cause of pain, lactic acid is removed.
The weighted aspect of the blanket brings along a psychological element. This feature simulates the calming feelings produced during a hug when the parasympathetic nervous system kicks in relaxing most people.
The best weighted blanket weigh 10% of the user’s body weight, plus or minus two to three pounds. This ratio of weight will prove ideal for the user. They will get better results when treating sore or strained muscles and if in a comfortable position, fall asleep with greater ease.