If you find yourself having a hard time sleeping during the pandemic, you're not alone. It really threw us in for a loop. Our usual routine and lifestyle changed so much in such a short period, hence, our messed-up body clocks.
If you've been scouring the internet for tips and tricks on how to sleep better, we're sure you've come across recommendations like calming playlists, reducing gadget use before bedtime, and a shit ton of lavender oil (seriously, a LOT). If you're looking for a new option that doesn't involve aromatherapy, then you have to try using a weighted blanket.
It is essentially a ~therapeutic~ blanket that weighs between five to 30 pounds. The pressure from the added weight mimics deep pressure stimulation (DPS). According to Healthline, DPS uses hands-on pressure to relax the nervous system. This helps with relieving pain, anxiety, and improve all-over mood. Sleep.org says that weighted blankets are designed to provide a warm, gentle pressure, similar to the feeling of being held. This has been known to increase serotonin, aka the "happy chemical."
Ready to *finally* sleep better? Check out these weighted blankets below:
The Blanket Hug Weighted Blanket
The Blanket Hug Weighted Blanket, P5,999 (15 lbs), The Blanket Hug
Linen and Homes Tranquility Weighted Blanket
Linen and Homes Tranquility Weighted Blanket, P4,950 (12 lbs), linenandhomes.com
Playco Toyco Weighted Blanket
Playco Toyco Weighted Blanket, P3,500 (4 kg), educationaltherapytoys.com
Namaste Weighted Blanket For Adults
Namaste Weighted Blanket For Adults, $150 (P7,509), namasteblankets.com
SensaCalm Custom Weighted Blanket
SensaCalm Custom Weighted Blanket, P5,518, sensacalm.com
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