If stress and anxiety of any kind leave you up at night a weighted blanket might help. These blankets made for lounging on the couch to unwind at the end of the day or they can be placed on your bed at night to help you sleep.
What Is A Weighted Blanket?
A weighted blanket isn’t necessarily heavy, some weigh about the same as a thick blanket at around 2 pounds—but some are as heavy as 25 pounds. They have deep touch pressure (DTP) technology built in, which provides a form of tactile sensory from head to toe. It’s like cuddling with someone without cuddling with someone. This helps to decrease the stress hormone cortisol and increase serotonin and melatonin—the perfect recipe for relaxation and sleep.
Who Can Benefit From A Weighted Blanket?
Everyone from kids to adults can benefit from weighted blankets, either daily or as needed. If you have a night that you’re up tossing and turning you can switch the blanket on your bed. Your DTP blanket can be used for:
- Restless leg syndrome
- And more!
As an added bonus, DTP blankets are a chemical-free and all-natural method of reducing anxiety and boosting sleep. even if you aren’t stressed your new blanket will be soothing.