Is it possible a blanket to help people who are anxious and upset? There’s one kind of blanket that’s been proven to benefit people with sleep issues and anxiety: weighted blankets. It is more important what one sleeps under, not on.
Both, adults and children can benefit from weighted blanket therapy. Weighted Blankets are a safe and effective non-drug therapy for anyone seeking a solution for loss of sleep and relaxation.
The bed cover acts as deep touch therapy. It is often filled with plastic poly pellets that are sewn into compartments, distributing the weight properly. Its deep pressure touches stimulates receptors, just like swaddling a child or like a firm hug. Weighted blankets relax you and make you feel safe. This is because the brain produces serotonin, which is known as the calming chemical.
The weight of the blanket can help people with the following conditions:
The decrease of anxiety aids with depression, paranoia, trauma, detoxification, etc.
How to use it?
Adults who want to sleep with weight blanket should choose those around 15 to 30 pounds. People suffering from respiratory, circulatory and other conditions should avoid using a weighted blanket.
Earthing or Grounding
Another natural way to improve sleep and anxiety is earthing or grounding. Grounding normalize cortisol, lowers inflammation, relaxes the activity of the left brain, improves recovery in sore muscles, and helps protect the body from electromagnetic (EMF) pollution especially in the low Hertz range.