When I saw my Mother yesterday, I shouted, “Mom! I can sleep! I can finally sleep!”
My Mother has always been worried about my sleeping habits, and she was ever so happy that I finally found a solution to this ongoing problem that I have had since I was 10.
What is that solution? Well, it is a blanket that has weight in it. Yes, that would be a weighted blanket.
Ever since I was a kid, I started to develop insomniac tendencies. I have been known to be able to go days without sleeping. The fact that I can have one to two hours of sleep a night and then crush a full day is still bonkers to me. Being an insomniac isn’t cool because the lack of sleep seriously affects everything in your life that spans from mental to physical health.
For years I have tried everything under the sun, from pills, tea, reading, ambiance sounds, audiobooks, and on so forth. So, who would have thought that a blanket with some beads in it would do the trick? Yes, a weighted blanket has solved all of my problems with insomnia.
A weighted blanket eliminates tossing and turning, leg shaking, and provides the comfort of being held. This induces a deeper and longer sleep because the weighted blanket simulates the idea of being held like a baby in a mother’s arms. This makes total sense because when we are born, we are held by our mother and cradled until we stop crying and fall asleep. Once we leave the arms of our mother as infants, we are wrapped up like a burrito and put in a crib.
If I am not mistaken, babies can cry in the middle of the night, correct? Whether it is because of a diaper needs to be changed or if the blanket becomes undone, Mom needs to be there to hold and comfort the baby so he or she can fall asleep again.
Weighted therapeutic blankets increase the serotonin and melatonin levels because of the deep pressure touch stimulation that it provides. This is otherwise known as “swaddling”. The magic formula for sleep that most people do not know is that you need to increase the levels of melatonin and serotonin while decreasing the levels of cortisol in your brain. Simply put, a weighted blanket is designed to do those three things for your sleeping habits. Due to this formula, this product benefits an array of post-sleep issues that most people struggle with.
The matter is that it administers comfort and relief that assuages disorders like anxiety, depression, restless leg syndrome, ADHD, and panic attacks.
Personally, I suffer from a lot of panic attacks and within the first week of using a weighted blanket, for the first time in my life I have not woken up in a panic attack. Do you know what that is like waking up with a panic attack every day of your life? It teaches you resilience because that is no positive way to start your day. Why do I wake up with panic attacks? Well, when you can’t ever sleep like me, it causes myself to wake up with a ton of stressful thoughts in my head due to the lack of slumbering.
The feeling of being securely hugged provides a grounding comfort, security, and safety that we all psychologically need so that when we wake up we feel energized, refreshed, and replenished.
Waking up without panic attacks has changed my entire life because of a blanket that provides deep pressure touch, which enables my body to finally relax. My days are so much better now, I can’t even begin to describe it. The fact that I can finally sleep has changed my life and it only has been less than seven days of using this type of blanket.
Mom, I can finally sleep. I am so damn happy! You do not need to worry about me sleeping anymore!
Remember, “The Zos Knows”.
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