It’s yet another night of tossing & turning… just can’t get comfortable… can’t get to sleep. Maybe the day’s stresses keep running through your mind… or maybe you just can’t settle down… too restless…
Insomnia is a vexing problem, isn’t it? You might sip a bit of chamomile tea, and that might help. Turn on some relaxing music… take a hot bath… every trick you can think of, but you still don’t get to sleep easily… or you wake up at 3 am, cursing the alarm clock.
Trying to find the right solution, you discovered the therapeutic blanket, aka, weighted blankets. A heavy therapy blanket has helped many people who have sleep problems.
Also referred to as a pressure blanket, gravity blanket or more simply a weighted blanket. It was initially created to help people with sensory processing disorders like autism, as a non-medicated and natural form of therapy to help ease their anxieties or to calm them down when stressed.
The heavy therapy blanket creates a sense of being swaddled. The physical connection that you feel provides warmth and security, helping the body relax.
Weighted blankets have been used to reduce or manage the symptoms of:
- Sleep disorders
- Nervous disorders
- Mood disorders like depression and anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorder
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and pain
- General stress
Research shows that weighted blanket therapy creates a type of physical connection that has an abundance of positive effects on hormones governing the nervous system, affecting both mood and stress level.