Weighted blanket as a solution to sleeping disorders

Life is so fast. We have thousands of things to do every day and the world seems to be like a speeding train. In addition, we are surrounded by so many stimuli causes that it is harder and harder to rest. And to sleep. But we should contradict this situation, because sleeping is very important for our body and health. We should not forget that a good night’s sleep and sleep quality are of a great importance.

Due to such a fast, nervous life, more and more people are  suffering from sleeping disorders, like insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea that  do not allow them to rest well. There are also people who neglect sleep in pursuit of quick progress in their career. However, such behaviour may result in depression or heart diseases. But there is an answer to sleeping disorders – it is called a weighted blanket.

Weighted blankets allow their users to sleep well throughout the night and feel relaxed and full of energy during the day. A weighted blanket stimulates a deep pressure touch, which causes that when we sleep under it, we feel as if someone was holding us all night. It also provides better control over emotions  and reduces tossing and turning, which is often a reason of numerous wake-ups. Owing to the fact that it makes the pressure extend all over the whole body, it allows us to self-control it better. It also increases the levels of serotonin and melatonin, which regulate sleeping cycles.

Therapeutic tool

A gravity blanket improves sleep quality of anyone who tries them out. But it also has therapeutic effects, which have been proven by numerous studies. It relieves chronic pain and reduces the time of the treatment. Weighted blankets are also recommended to be used by children and adults with developmental problems, like ADHD, Autism, Rett and Tourette’s syndrome, Asperger’s and Down’s syndrome, as well as those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, neurosis and many others. It can be an addition to an existing therapy or can be used as a therapeutic tool.

A wide selection of materials

The weighted blanket is beneficial for our health but it also can be a beautiful element of the design of our bedroom. There is a wide range of materials, so we can pick the colour and pattern of a gravity blanket, which will match our style and the style of our bedroom. This feature also makes it a perfect present for our loved ones. However, we have to be careful when choosing the weight of the blanket, especially if it is going to be used by children.


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