The Benefits of a Weighted Blanket to your Physical Well-Being
As well as the mental benefits, there are a number of physical benefits of weighted blankets. Weighted blankets have been used during integration therapy by occupational therapist for years. Now weighted blankets, like those from Wrapped Blankets, are available to the general public allowing everyone can enjoy the physical and mental benefits.
Below we have compiled a list of five physical benefits of using weighted blankets.
5 Physical Benefits of Weighted Blankets
- Easing the Symptoms of Insomnia
- Managing Restless Leg Syndrome
- Easing Pain & Promoting Healing
- Improve Sleep Quality & Decrease Fatigue
- Fall Asleep Quicker
1. Easing the Symptoms of Insomnia
Weighted blankets have been shown to help people who struggle with insomnia. Through the constant gentle pressure the weighted blanket helps relax the body by providing a sense of security. As the body relaxes it become easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. The weight of the blanket also helps limit your movement during the night, thereby limiting a potential disturbance which could wake you in the middle of the night.
2. Managing Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system which creates uncomfortable sensations in legs as well as an impulse to move them. These sensations usually occur during periods of rest, stopping people from sleeping. With the use a of a Wrapped weighted blanket you one can calm and soothe muscles and nerves in the leg as well as relax their mind, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
3. Easing Pain & Promoting Healing
When in pain, you may struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night, stopping your body from healing during the night. Sleeping with a weighted blanket can improve your sleep quality and support the healing process, as well as limiting shifting your body into pain-inducing positions while you sleep.
4. Improve Sleep Quality & Decrease Fatigue
Many people focus on the number of hours they sleep, however equally important is the quality of sleep so that your body and mind can rest. This poor sleep quality can lead to a feeling of fatigue, making it harder for you to function. With the Deep Pressure Stimulation provided by a weighted blanket your body increases the production of serotonin, which can help you relax your body and improve your sleep quality.
5. Fall Asleep Quicker
As well as increasing the production of serotonin, sleeping with a weighted blanket has also led to an increase in melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain to help regulate your sleep rhythm, specifically helps your body transition into sleep.
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