Do you wake up tossing in your blanket? No matter how long or hard you close your eyes, you fail to fall asleep? your mind races thinking what if you messed up at work? Have you forgotten to pay off your loans? Did you turn off the oven? Worry through your brain, before you know, your alarm is disappearing and don’t get an ounce of sleep?
A weighted blanket is a blanket that distributes weight evenly over the person using it. These blankets can weigh as little as 5 pounds for a child-size blanket, and can range up to 40 pounds for an adult-size blanket.The deep pressure from the weighted blankets acts in a wonderful manner with the human body.The added weight sends a message to the brain to release neuro transmitters such as Serotonin and Dopamine which helps in Relaxation.This pressure has a calming effect, almost like a hug. This soothes and relaxes the users, helping them to ignore distracting stimuli which may normally keep them awake.
Weighted blankets can help a lot of people suffering from insomnia.Insomnia can cause mental imbalances in individuals due to lack of sleep.It also causes depression,anxiety and psychological stress.A weighted blanket can not only calm anxiety but also helps you get a better night’s sleep.
Therapists have been using weighted blankets on children with sensory disorders,autism,anxiety or stress.However,in today’s time,these kind of blankets are commonly used for adults or anyone anxious,upset or possibly about to loose control of their own selves.
Adults usually prefer weighted blankets weighing 15 to 30 pounds.Anyone who wishes to use a heavier version should first consult a doctor.If you are suffering from respiratory or circulatory medical conditions,do not use a weighted blanked unless prescribed by your doctor!
You can buy weighted blankets online or in local stores.I would suggest you to make your own weighted blanket sat home all by yourself.Its easy, cheap and fun.
The below link directs you to a video of DIY weighted blanket:
So try out the magic blanket,the one that hugs you back.