There is a good, good, good chance that whoever’s reading this is suffering from Insomnia.
If I were to write an article for MayoClinic, or WebMD, I’d assume that my reader was, if not actually afflicted with the disorder or disease they’re researching, at least acting as though they were afflicted, meaning I’m writing directly to an extremely agitated, worried audience, sitting uncomfortably up in bed!
That’s a lot of weight on my shoulders. I’m doubtful I’m writing to folks calmly sipping their morning coffee after a good night’s rest.
But that’s okay, because, to cut to the chase, it's true a weighted blanket can help rid you of insomnia.
Let’s discuss Insomnia!
What is Insomnia?
According to SleepFoundation.org, Insomnia is, “difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so.”
I know what you’re thinking, everyone who lives in a major city probably has some kind of insomnia.
Everyone who lived in Toronto during the Raptors playoffs and final win probably has some kind of insomnia.
Probably! But not everyone had or has a weighted blanket. That’s the key here. With a weighted blanket, it’s possible to finally get some well-earned, much-needed shut-eye.
Insomnia, and Weighted Blankets For Sleep Issues
Is it possible to be happy without a weighted blanket? Maybe. Is it possible to be happy without sleep? No. You need sleep.
Sleeping and eating fuel every single aspect of your life. They are two fundamentals of life. If either one drops out, you might as well quit, because you won’t last long.
Another thing to remember is how they work symbiotically. They are extraordinarily important to one another and foster the other one to create greater quality. Consider this: If you get poor sleep, you tend to eat poorly. If you have bad eating habits, chances are your sleep will suffer.
It’s an insidious cycle. No one would willingly welcome it - and yet that chocolate cake at 10 pm is all too attractive.
Sometimes you just have to eat a bit of something before heading to bed because the idea hits you right. If that’s the case, what’s a safety net?
Sure, it’s the weighted blanket.
Put Down the Cake Slice, and Pick Up a Weighted Blanket
It’s as simple as the title.
Relax your personal efforts to sleep a little better and have a weighted blanket take on the burden.
For a long time, I was 100% certain that it was the atmosphere in which I slept that negatively or positively affected my sleep. This is not untrue.
Where you sleep and the way you go to bed (your mindset, your sleeping position) obviously matters to the quality of your sleep. If you’re in a fight with your partner, or sleeping somewhere unfamiliar, such as a hotel room, or AirBnB, then no one would fault you for a sleep filled with tossing and turning.
When you should otherwise be getting good sleep, and you’ve done everything right, that is when you should wonder if you’re an insomniac.
Check the atmosphere, check your sleep patterns, check your surroundings in general, and if everything seems fine, consider including a resource like a weighted blanket to bring you back to neutral.
What Makes A Weighted Blanket A Great Investment?
Besides the obvious being that it will help you get a better sleep, there are a lot of really great added benefits that may go unnoticed due to the nature of it being “just a tool” for something else - in this case, sleep.
It’s portable. This is a big deal. Think about how much money you put into getting a mattress that won’t hurt your back over the long term. Maybe you even bought something specifically for you or your partner that you couldn’t get anywhere else. Maybe it’s one of those fancy beds that folds… You can’t bring that anywhere. What if you go on a weekend trip to a cottage? Are you going to haul that massive mattress? Hell no.
What about a blanket? The beauty of a blanket is you can bring it with you anywhere. You can take it with you when you sleep at a friend’s place, or your partner’s place, so you don’t suffer while trying to enjoy yourself.
Hell, should you wish to, you could bring it with you and use it for the car ride to and from where you’re staying, not just for the holiday itself.
It’s inexpensive. Okay, admittedly, this is relative. It’s inexpensive considering what other people sell under the banner of “health remedy” and “health-conscious living,'' especially because weighted blankets have legitimate statistics to back up their claims, unlike a lot of herbal medicines, for example, or certain fabrics that are meant to inspire a kind of calm.
Weighted Blankets (and Namaste Weighted Blankets specifically) are designed to help lessen insomnia, which, simply put, means the inability to sleep when by all accounts there should be nothing stopping you from doing so successfully.
It’s like a waking nightmare. No matter how badly you want to get to sleep, your body won’t let you. Your mind won’t slip into that relaxing process where it begins to shut down at the same pace of the sun setting in the sky, and by 11 pm longs for bed. It just doesn’t do that, and yet you receive the same negative effects of staying up all hours of the day.
That is a certain kind of hell. Who wouldn’t want to remedy that for a decent price?
Consider looking at Namaste’s weighted blankets and see what works for you. If it doesn’t work out, there’s no doubt it’s not your fault, and you can try a different kind of weighted blanket.
Consider that the positive benefits of a weighted blanket may not be immediate, but once there, they will be long-lasting.
Consider the portability. It is an underrated aspect of the blanket that provides enormous value. You could even buy multiple and keep them in different spaces (your bedroom, your car).
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