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How Weighted Blankets Are Helping People With Anxiety

in DIY, Video January 23, 2017

Millions of people deal with stress and anxiety on a daily basis. These people have been needing something for quite some time now that will help alleviate their symptoms.

Yes, there are plenty of different pills a person could take but when it comes to our health the most natural approach is usually the best approach. We must always be on the lookout for new working drug-free options. If you or someone you love is dealing with insomnia, stress, anxiety, or anything that would cause an out of place mindset this might be able to help.

Sleeping with a weighted blanket could change your life. This is known as deep pressure stimulation and it is a type of therapy that exerts pressure all over the body. This provides a person with psychological benefits as well as physical benefits. Weighted blankets were actually traditionally used by occupational therapists as a means to help children with things like sensory disorders, stress, autism related issues, and anxiety.

A study published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 2008, showed that weighted blankets helped a lot when it comes to anxiety. These blankets are very similar to warm hugs. They mold to your body and provide relaxing pressure to the nervous system. This triggers a serotonin release and helps to improve the person’s mood.

These weighted blankets are ideal for someone looking for a solution without drugs. There are many different types of these blankets and they range in a variety of materials.  Standard blanket weight for an adult generally ranges from fifteen to thirty pounds. It is all based on your size. Of course, speaking with a doctor before doing something like this is ideal. If you suffer from any sort of respiratory or circulatory issue this is not something I would advise you to do as it could cause further issue with that.

These blankets work wonders. If you want to go another step further and male your own weighted blanket rather than buying one then please take the time to watch the video below and of course, you can substitute the poly beads for uncooked rice or beans. Enjoy your anxiety free sleep filled night!