Weighted Blankets Truly Help Reduce Stress
It is natural for everyone to have stress. This world is a stressful place. That does not mean you have to just accept the stress and allow it to take control of your life. Instead, it is important to find tools to help naturally relieve stress! Stress CAN be relieved but stress can also kill you if you choose not to take action. Weighted blankets can help by alleviating the heavy stress that life puts on us. Did you know that the Center for Disease Control says that 110 MILLION people die each year from stress, primarily induced from the workplace? So, what are YOU doing about your stress levels?
Weighting Comforts COOLMAX Weighted Blanket
Weighted Blankets Alleviate Stress
110 million people… that is a huge amount. This is why it is so important to take charge of your own body. What do you do that when life is stressful? You need tools that will help you relieve stress every single day to prevent it from building up. Personally, I battle with anxiety when I get stressed. Some, do not even realize how stressed they are if they don’t battle anxiety. Regardless of how your body is made up, everyone battles stress and need to find ways to relieve it.
My Biggest Excuse of Choosing to Not Do Anything to Relieve Stress
My biggest excuse in the past was… I don’t have time to relieve my stress because then I will be more stressed because I will get further behind on everything else. True story. It was a vicious cycle. I know a lot of people who have told me the exact same thing. What is your excuse? It may be that you don’t have the time or it may even be that it just seems impossible to relieve stress because there is always more stress waiting the next day. It may be that you have physical problems that prevent you from doing stretches or working out to relieve stress. I have a super simple solution that has helped me tremendously. A weighted blanket.
Benefits of a Weighted Blanket
Everyone is going to sleep at some point, right?! Maybe not as much as someone else but I can tell you that a weighted blanket makes all the difference. I have been able to sleep so much better at night and even fall asleep quicker. The weight of the blanket naturally releases serotonin throughout your entire body. Serotonin is a very important chemical and neurotransmitter inside your body. Doctors believe that serotonin helps regulate your mood and helps you sleep better (GIVE ME MORE SEROTONIN, PLEASE!) among several other benefits such as memory, digestion, and even sexual desires and functions.
Weighting Comforts COOLMAX Weighted Blanket – Perfect for Hot Natured People
The downside to weighted blankets can be that they are often too hot for people like myself. Weighting Comforts has a new COOLMAX weighted blanket that is perfect for those who battle stress, depression, or anxiety but are also hot natured. Since having a complete hysterectomy at 34 years old, being hot is something I will always battle. The thought of a heavy blanket sounded cruel to me but not this one! I don’t get too hot in it. The material is made of 65% cotton and 35% CoolMax Everyday Polyester. They do not add any additional cotton filler into the blanket, so, although it is “heavy” it is not hot.
COOLMAX® ALL SEASON technology transports moisture away from the body to keep the wearer cool and dry on hot days, while the fiber structures provide warmth on colder days, helping to optimize performance. It is not only quick-dry but also provides amazing breathable functionality. The weave is denser than quilting cotton but still smooth and comfortable to the touch. *The NEW CoolMax® weighted blankets are 50% softer than before! The fabric goes through a tufting process that makes the surface smoother and softer to the touch.
Machine Washable Weighted Blanket Makes Mom Happy
I do love that Weighting Comforts makes their weighted blankets machine washable. That is a lifesaver for someone like myself with three kids who like to snuggle under “mom’s special blanket”! The weighted blanket is 55″ x 74″ which is perfect to cover any adult but not too big where it won’t fit in a normal washing machine.
Each square in the weighted blanket has just the right amount of pellets to even out the weight of the blanket. The pellets can move freely inside each square to adjust to the way your body is positioned. When choosing the weight of the blanket you need, figure 10% of your weight. So a 150-pound person will want a 15 lbs blanket while a 200-pound person will want a 20 lb. You can find more exact details on Weighting Comforts website.
Comfort All Night Long
I have been battling some pretty severe illnesses over the last couple months. Due to my health, I was unable to go with my husband on a recent week-long trip. The thoughts of going to a neurosurgeon and other specialists without my other half terrified me. I just knew I would not sleep at all while he was gone! When you don’t feel good and you are used to having the comfort of a spouse, time apart can be extra difficult. Anxiety had crept in just at the thought of being without him for a week but he needed to go. My weighted blanket could not have arrived at a more perfect time! It made me feel like I was being hugged and snuggled with every single night (and for me quite often during the day as of late due to my health problems). I normally cannot sleep well at night when he is away from home but I slept pretty well thanks to my weighted blanket from Weighting Comforts.
Make sure you check out Weighting Comforts COOLMAX Weighted Blankets as well as their other cotton and flannel blankets, HERE!
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