Weighted Blankets- What are they Good for?
The year 2020 has been a challenging time for everyone. However, I would say that there is a silver lining found in the midst of this quarrel. Millions of people around the world have been subjected to months of lock down during these covid times. During this time, I feel that a lot of people have began to realize the state of their mental health. For as long as we could remember, our schedules have usually resembled an 8-5 shift Monday through Friday. With this break, I would be willing to bet a lot of people have realized their lifestyle could be better. After all time is our most valuable asset, why not spend it doing something that fulfills us? But anyway, what does this have to do with weighted blankets? Well it turns out, our problems are generally not as worldly as we make them out to be and there are simple ways to keep your mental health in check. For those, who are suffering from any sort of nighttime anxiousness or depression, or the thoughts that just keep racing; I would suggest a weighted blanket may help. Keep in mind, that if you are struggling with anxiety or depression, I would highly recommend seeking out help through a therapist. However, let's move on and talk about this weighted blanket.
Other than being a heavy blanket, how does this work to improve symptoms of anxiety? Well, the deep pressure stimulation offered by weighted blankets can help activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which relaxes the body, slows your heart rate, and releases endorphins to make you feel good. Weighted blankets are more of a comfort non hassle way of easing your anxiety symptoms. Of course for those who may suffer from a more severe anxiety, your mileage may vary, but from many reviews I've read online from personal users, weighted blankets do offer a physical form of relieving anxiety symptoms especially symptoms you may get before bed. Some symptoms that weighted blankets can help relieve are rested leg syndrome, insomnia, and chronic stress. For anyone, who struggles with decompressing after a long day or exposed to stressful situations often, a weighted blanket may be a subliminal way to help relax and get some good nights rest.
Going in to 2021, I hope that everyone finds some peace. Remember to reach out to your loved ones and support one another. We here at AffinityHM, have great faith in the products we sell.