Insomnia and other sleeping disorders affect millions of people around the world and are usually caused by stress. Sleeping disorders are a serious problem and can have negative consequences on your overall well-being. People usually treat the problem with sleeping pills, but they have a variety of side-effects and often do a lot more harm than good. Luckily, there’s something else that works better and will help you sleep without doing harming your health.
The so-called weighed blanket is a special type of blanket filled with rice, peas, grains or plastic pellets put inside the individual compartments. When you put this blanket over you, you’ll immediately feel more relaxed and comfortable – the feeling will be similar to getting a nice relaxing massage.
When the body is exposed to the cozy blanket, it starts releasing more serotonin and melatonin in the blood, which will immediately put you to sleep. This amazing method works very well and has been used by children hospitals for years to help patients suffering from anxiety and insomnia. The weighed blankets are available online, but they cost a lot. Plus, why would you want to buy them when you can easily make one at home to your preference? Experts suggest that the blanket should weigh 10% of your weight, which means that if you’re 150 lbs., you should put 15 lbs. of pellets or rice in. Although safe for anyone, the blanket shouldn’t be used by people suffering from circulatory or respiratory problems.
If you’re good at sewing, making the blanket should be no problem for you. Talented sewers can make a piece of art easily – check out the video below for more details
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