How has your sleep been lately?
If you’re anything like me, not only do you have a hard time quieting your mind after a busy day to fall asleep, but you also find yourself getting up several times throughout the night.
Perhaps daytime stress or an anxiety disorder makes it more difficult to get the sleep you need, leaving you even more anxious during the day when you aren’t well-rested.
This creates a cycle that can turn into debilitating long-term bought of insomnia.
If you can relate to this, which most people can, your anxiety, insomnia, or sleep disorder is likely affecting your daytime productivity and your overall health.
Sleep disturbances create a long list of minor issues that can quickly turn into primary health concerns if your sleep troubles continue to go untreated.
Not getting sufficient sleep, whether it is related to anxiety or insomnia, can negatively impact your normal functioning during the day.
You may have tried guided sleep meditations, over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids, and anti-anxiety medications to help you with your insomnia.
But these aren’t long-term solutions.
You might be surprised to discover one very effective strategy you can use to help improve the sleep that you may not have tried — a weighted blanket.
Although weighted blankets are often used to help children who deal with various emotional and mental health conditions, this post focuses on weighted blankets for adults.