Weighted Blankets for Sleep Issues
Weighted blankets are a fabulous aid for insomnia and broken sleep. They've been used with great results for years.
Insomnia is a real problem in today's world. Lights in the house and outside, from our televisions, computers, and devices disrupt our hormonal cycles. Stress from the day's news and the busy, hectic pace of the world gives us more to worry about than ever before. It's just hard to go to sleep.
A weighted blanket is heavy, giving the entire body a sense of gentle pressure. This is known as Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation, and it has been observed that DPTS can help with the hormones that are so closely interrelated to sleep. Melatonin helps the body sleep, while serotonin helps the body relax. Both rise when a weighted blanket is used. Cortisol is the body's stress hormone, and it drops when using a weighted blanket.