[Viral Now] One Amazing Sleep Hack To Have A Good Night’s Sleep And Help Relieve Stress And Anxiety
Not only can a disturbed sleep leave you feeling exhausted the next day, but it can also badly affect your mood. This one thing that can gi...
Not only can a disturbed sleep leave you feeling exhausted the next day, but it can also badly affect your mood. This one thing that can give you a good night’s sleep and help relive stress and anxiety is so simple that anyone can do.
The One Hack that Makes You Sleep Better – Sleep with a Weighted Blanket
Sleeping under a heavy blanket has a calmative effect. The added weight signals the brain to release chemicals like serotonin, melatonin and dopamine. They operate as neurotransmitters regulating mood, sleep and sensory perception. These calming substances have sedative, comforting properties that incite relaxation throughout the body and resolve insomnia discomforts.
Heavy blankets supply natural, safe and effective therapy for remarkable slumbering in very cool environments. The core body temperature decreases and summons the sandman with unrestrained yawns.
“This decline in body temperature helps you fall asleep, stay asleep, and cycle appropriately through the nightly sleep stages,” explains Dr. Alice Hoagland, Director of Insomnia Services at the Unity Sleep Disorders Center in Rochester, N.Y.
Weighted blankets replicate deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS). Their delicate touches excite the nervous system; the firm but gentle touches calm it down. DPTS loosens your muscles and nerves, getting rid of your stress. It feels like a firm hug making you feel secure, protected, tranquil and grounded.
Using Weighted Blankets
The weight of the blanket will depend on your size and personal preference, but the typical weight for adults is around 15 to 30 pounds in the blanket. Experts recommend seeking the guidance of a doctor or occupational therapist if you have a medical condition. Do not use weighted blankets if you are currently suffering from a respiratory, circulatory, or temperature regulation problem, or are recuperating post surgery.
Where To Buy?
There are many websites where you can purchase a weighted blanket in tons of choices of fabric and weight! There are specifically blanket shops, such as Magic Blanket, created by product developer, Keith Zivalich in California, which have adult blankets that run 42 inches across. Another good option is Mosaic Weighted Blankets which sells all-cotton versions. Amazon, Etsy and Ebay all sell them, and therapy and special needs stores like National Autism Resources also sells them. You can find them in a variety of sizes, colors, and fabrics, and this is one simple change that can make a HUGE difference in your life!
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