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Investing in a weighted blanket for anxiety is great and all-natural way to improve your sleep without having to opt for sleeping aids to get your eight hours.These weighted blankets (typically between 5-20 pounds) offer a soothing feeling — almost like you’re getting cuddled. As someone who suffers with relatively severe anxiety and sleep issues as a dreaded side effect of the condition, I’ll admit that I initially pretty skeptical when I heard about the stress-reducing and wellness-enhancing benefits of these blankets.
And while they’re certainly not going to cure your anxiety, I’ve found that they definitely do offer a solid sense of comfort and I wake up feeling more refreshed than I would have with my normal bedding set-up. Ideally, you’ll want to opt for a blanket that’s about 5 to 10 percent of your body weight to get the best results. The idea behind why these extra-heavy blankets have a calming effect is that the extra pressure creates an “earthing” process, simulating the feeling of touch. Here are some of my personal (and affordable) favorites.
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1. Hypnoser Weighted Blanket
This 15-pound weighted blanket is designed with breathable cotton and contains glass beads for better temperature control.
2. Kpblis Weighted Blanket
I’m a sucker for anything pink, but aside from this blanket’s aesthetic appeal, it’s also designed with seven layers of super-soft quilting for the utmost comfort.
3. Luna Weighted Blanket
This weighted blanket is a great option for those who prefer to be a little more chilly when they sleep. It’s designed with cooling technology to gives you same benefits of traditional weighted blankets without causing overheating while you sleep or snuggle.