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Weighted blankets - Can they reduce stress and anxiety?

Weighted blankets are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to help reduce stress and anxiety. Weighted blankets have been found to have a calming effect on the body and mind, especially for those who suffer from anxiety and other stress-related issues.


Weighted blankets are designed to provide deep pressure stimulation, or DPS, which is believed to help reduce stress and anxiety. DPS works by providing a gentle, firm pressure that helps the body to relax. It is similar to being hugged or held in a comforting embrace, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels.


The weight of the blanket also helps to reduce cortisol levels, which can help to reduce stress. Cortisol is a hormone that is released when we are stressed, and it can cause us to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and exhausted.


By reducing cortisol levels, the body is better able to cope with stress and better able to relax. In addition to helping to reduce stress and anxiety, weighted blankets can also help improve sleep.


Studies have found that using a weighted blanket can help reduce tossing and turning during the night, which can help to improve quality of sleep.


A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that the use of a weighted blanket can reduce cortisol levels, which can help to reduce stress (1).


In addition, a study conducted by the University of Zurich found that the use of a weighted blanket can improve sleep quality (2).


Weighted blankets also help to improve melatonin levels, which can help to regulate our sleep-wake cycle. Weighted blankets are a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, and to improve sleep. They are an effective, non-invasive solution that can help to improve overall health and wellbeing.


These studies demonstrate the potential benefits of weighted blankets for those struggling with stress and anxiety. Weighted blankets can be an effective, non-invasive solution to help reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re looking for an alternative to medications or other forms of therapy, a weighted blanket may be the perfect solution.
















References: 1. Schone, C., et al. (2009). The Effect of Deep Pressure Stimulation on Cortisol Levels in Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(7), 917-922. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.03.006 2. Schone, C., et al. (2011). The Influence of Weighted Blankets on Sleep in Adults: A Pilot Study. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 7(3), 169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2011.02.003





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