These weighted blankets could help curb your anxiety and insomnia

Here's your solution to sleeping like a baby from now on...

24 Apr 2018

Being an adult is basically just constantly complaining about how tired you are (most likely to other adults). So if you feel like it's getting harder and harder to get your 8 hours of sleep every night, we've got something that may help - well, the internet has.

The people of the World Wide Web are raving about 'gravity blankets', claiming they can cure [link url="http://urpn.info/article/how-to-cure-insomnia"]insomnia and help with anxiety. But what are gravity blankets? Inspired by a technique called deep pressure stimulation, the weighted blankets mimic the feeling of being hugged, cuddling and swaddling. The gentle pressure prompts relaxation and a feeling of calm.

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Weighing 10% of your own body weight, they can increase your serotonin and melatonin levels, helping you fall asleep faster - and even better, stay asleep. The technique also reduces stress hormones, like cortisol.

There are a couple of startups selling the weighted blankets online, from the original Gravity Blankets to a different brand called My Calm Blanket - which claims their blankets can help with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sensory processing disorder (SPD), other sensory conditions and even autism.

The comments online will make your FOMO kick in...

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Y’all, this thing is a game changer. I used to have to take melatonin every night to get any 😴 . I’ve had the best nights sleep in YEARS since I got my .

10/10 highly recommend.

— π™΄πš–πš’πš•πš’ π™Ίπš˜πš£πšŽπš• (@EmilyKozel)

My arrived today and oh my, I’m in love. Well worth the wait to help curb stress, anxiety and improve my lacking sleep. 😴

— Katie K. (@bootyp)

I need this magical hug blanket

— Commander Holly (@HollyConrad)

Would you give it a go?