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Weighted Blanket: Do Heavy Blankets Promote Good Sleep?

2022-09-28T18:36:17.150Z

A weighted blanket can be the solution to problems falling asleep. Studies show that they create the feeling of a hug and provide relaxation.



A weighted blanket can be the solution to problems falling asleep.

Studies show that they create the feeling of a hug and provide relaxation.

Can a weighted blanket actually lead to a calmer life?

Heavy duvets are currently very popular when it comes to stress relief, anxiety management and peaceful sleep.

But is it really worth buying this expensive sleep aid?

What is a weighted blanket?

The main difference to a normal duvet is the filling.

Therapy blankets are filled with glass microspheres that add weight.

So that the beads do not disturb your sleep, they are strategically sewn.

When you sleep, the weight is then evenly distributed along the body.

This creates a feeling of hugging while sleeping.

In addition, the cover of most models can be easily removed and washed.

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A restful sleep is important for health.

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High level of relaxation

The goal is to ground the body.

Several studies have proven that feeling hugged releases the hormone oxytocin in sleepers.

This emotional state lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate, and creates a feeling of relaxation.

Help with insomnia and anxiety

The soothing pressure of a heavy therapy blanket can help prevent anxiety-related insomnia.

Deep touch pressure stimulation releases two brain chemicals that relieve depression, stress and anxiety.

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ground the body

Grounding the body while you sleep can have positive effects on cortisol levels.

Lowering cortisol also improves blood sugar levels, heart rhythm and blood pressure.

sleep aid

The heavy blankets are also a good help in releasing the dormant hormone melatonin in the body.

A therapy blanket can support the release of the sleep hormone.

In addition, this gadget not only promotes falling asleep, but also improves the quality of sleep.

Don't miss anything: You can find everything to do with health and well-being in the regular health newsletter from our partner Merkur.de.

pain relief

A weighted blanket can also be a beneficial sleeping aid for people with chronic pain.

Combined with therapeutic treatments, a bead-filled blanket could be the key low-pressure therapy to make sleep a little less painful.

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Source: merkur

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