It turns out that a lot of us struggle to get a full night’s rest. It’s estimated to be one in four of us, in fact. In the search for remedies, people will experiment with medication, mattresses, or redecorating their entire bedroom to create a whole new sleeping environment! What if there was a one-off alternative which delivered results for thousands of people and was cheaper than each of these options? We’re here to talk about using weighted blankets for anxiety and insomnia.
Weighted Blanket for Insomnia
Insomnia in itself is defined as a combination of problematic sleeping patterns. Be that struggling to get to sleep, or your sleep being frequently disrupted, the end result is always the same. Fatigue, low energy, low moods, decreased performance, and poor concentration levels.
What causes this is dependent on the person. For some, it’s a combination of stress or anxiety. For others it can be a poor sleeping environment. Thankfully, you can use weighted blankets for anxiety and insomnia as much as it is stress or other physical conditions. Will a weighted blanket help insomnia? As with the condition itself, this comes down to the individual. But there’s good reason to be optimistic. Next up, we will look at how Weighted Blankets work and provide an answer to the question: Do weighted blankets really work for insomnia?
How can a Weighted Blanket help with Insomnia?
A Weighted Blanket for insomnia works just as it would for other conditions. Before we get to this, it’s important to understand how we make them. Using our glass bead technology, we create dozens of pockets which give the blanket its unique, but flexible, weight. Wrapped within 3 types of fabric, the weighted blankets for anxiety and insomnia help users by applying a gentle pressure to the wearer all-night long. If you want to learn more about how our blankets are made, you can read more here!
The benefits of weighted blankets for insomnia comes from the blankets using deep touch stimulation. Recreating the experience of a hug, the contact from the blanket triggers the release of chemicals in the brain not unlike the chemicals released as we hug. This soothes and relaxes us, helping our brain and body to slow down, and slip into a deep, relaxed state of mind.
If you experience the symptoms of insomnia, then these benefits of weighted blankets for insomnia could be exactly what you need to take back the night! Of the millions of YNM users, thousands use weighted blankets for anxiety and insomnia. Take Allie for example:
“I have suffered from insomnia for years and I don't like taking medication every night for it, so I try to find other things to help. This blanket feels amazing. It feels like you are being hugged. I got the 15 lb one and it makes me magically feel safe and secure. The weight helps to calm my body and drift into deep relaxation. This along with lavender oil has worked for me when a lot of other things haven't. I live in LA where it's hot a lot and so far I haven't had a problem with warming up too much. I was hesitant because of the price - it sounds absurd- but this is one of my favorite purchases ever.”
Any of our products are the best weighted blanket for insomnia, from the 100% cotton fabric to the cooling bamboo. It depends on your fabric preference. If the surrounding climate is naturally hotter, or if you struggle to sleep because your body overheats easily, then the best weighted blanket for insomnia is our cooling weighted blanket which uses a premium bamboo fabric!
Another YNM user who used their weighted blankets for anxiety and insomnia was Frye:
“I have terrible insomnia and moderate anxiety. I've only used this blanket 4 nights now and I am in love! I fall asleep sooo much faster now and STAY asleep...AND I sleep HARD! I actually feel rested by morning (and don't feel like I need an afternoon nap). Also, I used to wake up drenched in sweat almost every night.. This blanket somehow seems to regulate my temperature. I've been perfectly comfortable so far!!”
Whether you are purchasing a weighted blanket for insomnia or for other conditions, there is a good chance that you will have a unique reaction to sleeping with a Weighted Blanket. As everyone is different, we want to help you feel better about making a purchase.
If you buy a weighted blanket for insomnia, then you have 100-nights to discover whether the blanket is for you! Should it not give you any of the benefits discussed in this article, or improve your overall sleep quality, then you can send it back to us! It’s as simple as that.
If you, or anyone you know, might benefit from a weighted blanket for insomnia, you can pick one up today. Through April 2020, you can jump on our massive 30% discount so you can save and hopefully sleep better!