Having trouble falling and staying asleep? Why not consider a natural solution to your slumber woes?
Getting the right amount of sleep to help improve or maintain your well-being can be quite tricky especially with all the distractions and the stress that keep you from getting your much-needed shut-eye.
Imagine this: you’re all curled up in bed with your thin blanket on a particularly nippy summer night. You are all set to get some rest but you can’t sleep, no thanks to the biting cold. Frustrating, right? Well, having a weighted blanket can be the answer to your woes.
But if you are still on the fence about purchasing one, this article is perfect for you are we present to you five great reasons why you need to buy a weighted blanket.
It Can Help Prevent Insomnia and Stress-Related Issues
Did you know that the daily grind can result in your body generating a stress-related hormone called cortisol? Do you remember those times when you can’t sleep and feel uneasy? Cortisol might have something to do with that as it greatly contributes to insomnia as well as other anxiety issues.
Having a weighted blanket can come in handy as it gives your body a deep pressure sensation that actually promotes rest and relaxation. Consider it a hug that stays in place all night long.
Better Quality of Sleep
If you are going through some inconsistent sleep patterns, a weighted blanket can give you the relief you need. Studies actually show that as people age, the ventrolateral preoptic nucleus — a neuron that helps regulate sleep patterns — actually perish. Having a weighted blanket comes in handy as it has been known to promote deep sleep.
Helps Boost Focus
Did you know that having a weighted blanket works just as well during the day as it does during the night time when you are in bed? This is because research has proven that people that drape on weighted blankets while working showed better-sitting behavior and more importantly, improved attention to details in their respective tasks.
It's a Natural Sleep Remedy
Natural is always better. This means, if you can find a remedy to sleepless nights without popping a pill or drinking some medication, then you are all the better for it. Purchasing a weighted blanket does not involve any medication whatsoever, thus making them a worthwhile option to remedy sleeplessness. However, should those restless nights persist, it is always best to go consult a doctor to get a proper diagnosis.
Helps Release Hormones That Make You Feel Good
Whoever thought that a blanket could cause such joy?
Well, a weighted blanket has the capability as its deep pressure touch helps initiate the release of dopamine and serotonin, which are the hormones that make you feel happy. These specific hormones are especially effective in battling stress and anxiety.
Size matters - If you are looking to purchasing a weighted blanket make sure that the weight of the blanket does not exceed 10% of your total body weight.
You're hot? - If you are a HOT sleeper, go for a bamboo cover and avoid the fuzzy covers
Hard NO to pets who burrow - Be careful that pets don't get stuck under the weight.
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Tara O'Doherty I Tara O'Doherty is Co-Founder of voxie. Tara is a global award-winning strategist, marketer, designer, author, speaker and educator who lives in Toronto, Canada with her two fat dogs. She is best known for her SickKids VS digital work which resulted in numerous global awards and helped secure over 700 million dollars in donations for the hospital. She is also the former co-Founder and CPO of JADEO and x-VP of Experience Strategy at Cossette Communications.