Dream Away

Posted on: October 17, 2019

Weighted blankets have hit the mainstream for their calming and sleep inducing effects.  These blankets have been used for years on children with ADHD and autism to help them fall asleep and now they have made their way to adults, helping us melt away stress, anxiety and insomnia.  These blankets are suppose to offer the feeling of a cozy hug.  Who wouldn’t want that?  I recently picked one at up Showcase for my father who expressed having trouble falling asleep and constantly waking up during the night.  Since using this blanket he has mentioned that he is able to fall asleep much quicker and feels a lot more rested in the morning.  Typically these blankets are filled with poly-pellets (think beanie babies from the late 90’s) but Showcase has some that are filled with glass beads instead, making it hypoallergenic.  You can get blankets with different weights, ideally the blanket should weigh 7 to 12 per cent of your body weight.  So 15lbs if your weight is between 100lbs to 150 lbs, 20lbs if your weight is between 150lbs to 200 lbs and 25lbs if your weight is above 200lbs.

If your looking to sleep better, stop by Showcase for their collection of weighted blankets.  To up your sleep game even more, pick one of their weighted blankets with an aromatherapy system.  These specific blankets have a pouch that lets you combine your favourite soothing scent with the benefits of the weight.  Just apply your favourite essential oil to the oil pad and place in the pouch and dream away.

Sweet dreams.

~Asna

 

Photo Credits: Showcase