Stress and anxiety are one of the most common reasons behind our lack of sleep. When the body is not properly rested, it can damage our overall health.
What is more, lack of sleep can cause both mental and emotional problems, and that is why it is important to get the sufficient amount of sleep. But, before you decide to go for the sleeping pill, we are going to show you something that you must try.
We suggest that you try and make your own blanket. Here is what you need to know:
The blanket in question is not an ordinary one. It is a homemade blanket that will help you get a sufficient amount of sleep, and relax your body. It is beneficial for people of all ages, and it can help you with anxiety, autism, and sensory disorders.
Dr. Temple Grandin says that it is indeed possible for a blanket to have such effects. Blankets are soft and the therapists claim that they can calm the nervous system and relax the body. It is in some ways similar to getting a massage. It will provide touch and pressure, which will allow your body to calm down and relax.
How does it work?
If you fill the blanket with poly pellets, it will become heavier than regular blankets, and because of that, it can apply a gentle pressure on your body. This will, in turn, lead to the creation of serotonin. The human body then converts serotonin in melatonin, at which point it falls asleep.
This blanket will give you a sensation which will allow your nervous system and body to get a good night rest. Because of that, it is very effective in battling insomnia, without the need to use dangerous sleeping pills.
Professionals give their opinion
Many psychiatric and pediatric hospitals are using these blankets. According to the doctors, these blankets will calm down the patients that are anxious, and it will allow them to get a much better sleep. That is the reason why according to the professionals, these blankets can help us with anxiety, stress, and depression.
These disorders appear because of low levels of serotonin in our brains. What is more, people who have been using these blankets, say that it also makes them feel safe and grounded.
These blankets weigh from 15 to 30 pounds. But it is important to point out that the individuals that are suffering from circulatory and respiratory issues, should not use it. They should consult their doctors instead, in order to find out whether or not it will harm them.
How to get one of these blankets?
You can either buy one or make your own. If you want to purchase it, there are plenty of adult and child-sized weighted blankets on Amazon, Etsy, and eBay. But if you want to make your own blanket, then we suggest that you look at the video below.