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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. YnM Weighted Blanket
This weighted blanket has seven different layers and is designed specifically to conform to the shape of your body while you sleep, giving you the maximum amount of comfort. The glass beads inside the blanket will help regulate your temperature, ensuring you aren’t too hot or cold while you catch some Zzzs.
2. Hypnoser Weighted Blanket
This 15-pound weighted blanket is designed with breathable cotton and contains glass beads for better temperature control.
3. Kpblis Weighted Blanket
The glass beads adding the weight to this weighted blanket will be evenly distributed, so you can sleep soundly. It comes with a removable duvet, which is made out of cotton and is washable. Plus, this blanket is silky to the touch.
4. 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 give you same benefits of traditional weighted blankets without causing overheating while you sleep or snuggle.