by Jacquelyn Ferguson | Decemeber 10, 2020

“The first step in your sleep journey is very easy, but super crucial.”

Being able to sleep well, and for a significant amount of time is imperative for better health.  Proper amount and quality of sleep is what differentiates a healthy person and sick person, both mentally and physically. One might think they can sleep less than most and survive, they’ve got better things to do, but it won’t matter if they prematurely end up 6 feet under. Because lack of sleep will do that to you. 

If lack of sleep doesn’t put you in the ground early, it’ll play with your memories and you won’t even be able to recall the reason why you pulled that all nighter. That’s a fact, backed by scientific evidence. 

“Lack of sleep is fast becoming recognized as a key lifestyle factor determining whether or not you will develop Alzheimer’s disease.”

Dr. Mathew Walker, English scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology.

Rearranging your life to accommodate better sleep is very challenging, but you must treat this with a sense of urgency.  

Here’s what you need to do:

1. SLEEP WITH A WEIGHTED BLANKET

This is the most important first-step you’ll ever make. 

Trust me,  your health and memory is at stake. This is a no-brainer (you’d be foolish not to get one) because with weighted blankets comes:

  • Immediate Benefits: you’ll sleep better the first night!
  • Instant Relaxation: course, sleep isn’t the only benefit—you’ll experience instant relaxation, even while sitting on the couch or at your desk. This is invaluable for stress/anxiety management—which also improves sleep! And, as we’ve learned, with sleep comes stronger memories.
  • Extremely Affordable: last but not least, weighted blankets are extremely affordable – pennies per sleep over the lifetime of the blanket. The benefits will pay for the blanket thousands of times over. Plus, the best brands have a money-back guarantee if you aren’t happy with your purchase.

2. ELIMINATE SLEEP BARRIERS

Remove alcohol, caffeine after noon, and screens (phone/tablet/TV). These disrupt the sleep cycle and all the complex biological processes that occur during sleep.

3. OPTOMIZE SLEEP ENVIRONMENT

  • Sleep in Cold Temperature (15-19 Celsius);
  • Use blackout curtains & Soundproof your room;
  • Invest in top quality mattresses/pillows.

4. DEVELOP A SLEEP ROUTINE

  • Sleep for a minimum of 7-8 hours per night;
  • Have a consistent Sleep-Time & Wake-Time;
  • Use calming rituals daily like deep breathing or meditation.

BOTTOM LINE

Start making sleep a priority. 

Just to reiterate, the most effective way to improve sleep is sleeping with a weighted blanket

You might be wondering how a heavy blanket is supposed to improve your sleep and give you all those health benefits. 

Basically, it comes down to the science of Deep Pressure Touch, where gentle pressure is applied to the body in order to increase the feel-good chemical in our bodies. There’s even research behind it: A study found that deep pressure touch helped college students with anxiety reach a higher degree of subjective relaxation and suggested this method might be beneficial for calming autistic children.

Many people have claimed their weighted blanket helped them break the insomnia cycle. 

After a few nights of using a weighted blanket, many state that the weight provided a comforting feeling, giving them something else to focus on rather than their racing thoughts. For many, the benefits are too good to pass up.

All that said, give a weighted blanket a try—nothing’s stopping you. In fact, most brands will give you a satisfaction guarantee and a full refund if the blanket doesn’t meet your needs.

So don’t wait! I encourage you to try a weighted blanket today. I’m sure you won’t regret it.

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