A weighted blanket can be a great therapeutic aid, helping you to relax, unwind, and get you in the right state to achieve a good night's sleep. We've put together a few tips for you to get the most out of your weighted blanket, and make sure it works best for you.
We're All Different
A weighted blanket can be a great aid in helping you to reduce levels of stress and achieve a better night's sleep. There is no predefined way to use your blanket, as it largely comes down to personal preference; however, here are some good use cases:
Hitting the Reset
A weighted blanket helps to increase levels of dopamine and serotonin and reduce levels of cortisol. Using the blanket for short periods during the day can be a good way to help reduce levels of stress and help you return to a more relaxed state.
Prep for Bed
Getting a good night's sleep starts long before you get into bed. It's important to get tailor your environment and activities to help nudge your body towards the right state for sleep. Weighted blankets increase the levels of melatonin in your body which is an important component helping to decrease your alertness, and slow your body down in preparation for sleep.
During the Night
Weighted blankets can be used throughout the night to help achieve a restful night's sleep. The weight of the blanket creates a comforting safe environment and helps to keep you from tossing and turning during the night. Weighted blankets are great at helping you get to sleep through the decreased stress and increased sleep hormones they stimulate.