"𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗨𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝗹𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟲 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗟𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗧𝗼 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗢𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗕𝘆 𝟱𝟬%"
Weighted blankets are a safe and effective way of treating insomnia, according to Swedish researchers who found that diagnosed insomnia patients experienced less insomnia, improved sleep quality, and reduced daytime sleepiness when using a weighted blanket whilst sleeping and attempting to fall asleep.
This double-blind study concluded that using the weighted blanket for four weeks significantly decreased insomnia severity, reduced waking up during nighttime, improved daytime activity level, and helped decrease symptoms of fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Participants using the weighted blankets were almost 𝟮𝟲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 more likely to decrease the severity of their insomnia by 𝟱𝟬% compared with the control group, and they were nearly 𝟮𝟬 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 more likely to completely cure their insomnia. This is revolutionary for everyone suffering from the torture and anguish that insomnia causes.
The calming and sleep-promoting effect is created by the pressure applied to points in the body through the weighted beads within the blanket. This stimulates the entire nervous system similar to acupressure and massage. “𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙮𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙘 𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙨𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙮𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙖𝙡, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩".
The parasympathetic nervous system is your body's rest and repair mode. It is essential to enter this state for you to achieve deep, peaceful sleep. High-quality weighted blankets allow your body to enter the parasympathetic mode more easily, enabling you to get the restful sleep you deserve.
𝗜𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝗸𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗼𝗿.
𝗜𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗻'𝘁 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁.
(The study referred to in this article was published in the Sept. 15 issue of the *Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine*.)