The science behind better sleep lies with a Giselle Bedding Weighted Blanket. It uses the therapeutic power of Deep Touch Pressure Simulation (DTPS) to stimulate pressure points throughout the body, thereby contributing to enhanced sleep, mood and relaxation. Our weighted blanket is engineered to be between 8% and 15% of your body weight to relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being hugged or held. This boosts serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels improving your heart rate and blood pressure. In short, you get healthier sleep and awake feeling refershed and re-invigorated. Made of 100% microfibre for both sides, the weighted blanket is filled with polyester and glass beads to create the right amount of pressure for a soothing hugging sensation. The weighted blanket is also close-fitting and conforms to your body shape and adapts to any sleeping posture easily. Not least, its excellent leak-proof stitching and 5-layer comfort ensures that the weighted blanket is ever so durable and comfortable with every use. The weighted blanket is machine washable for total convenience.