Weighted blankets and their use

While their benefits have not been scientifically proven, weighted blankets seem to be very much in demand these days. However, before deciding on using one, make sure that you really need it, as their price is high and their benefits may vary considerably.

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Weighted blankets and their benefits

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try alternative solutions to pills and checks with the doctors. Weighted blankets have proven to have a calming effect on individuals who find themselves having to deal with too much stress.

The blankets supposedly work in the same way tight swaddling helps newborns feel snug and secure so they can doze off more quickly. The blanket should simulate a comforting hug, in theory helping to calm and settle the nervous system.

If you find yourself struggling with your sleep, check out the various options to help you overcome this. You have plenty of choices, from using weighted blankets to relaxation techniques, that are only waiting for you to try them on.

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The need to sleep better is topping the charts, as app makers and manufacturers struggle to meet the demand for services and products designed for better sleep, like live sleep sessions, weighted blankets, sleep masks, and high-tech mattresses.

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