Naturally Increase Melatonin Levels with A Weighted Blanket

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Naturally Increase Melatonin Levels with A Weighted Blanket

Increase Your Melatonin Levels with A Weighted Blanket. During a 24-hour period, each of us produces hormones that control when we go to sleep and when we wake up. This cycle is called the circadian rhythm and it is controlled by a hormone called melatonin. Produced in the pineal gland in the brain, this hormone is responsible for your body’s internal clock. When melatonin levels are high, you start to feel sleepy. But when levels are low, it can be almost impossible to fall asleep. A great way to adjust your sleep schedule is to naturally increase your melatonin levels....

Top 12 Natural Ways to Boost Your Melatonin Production

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Top 12 Natural Ways to Boost Your Melatonin Production

When it comes to healthy living, a good night’s sleep is key. Sure you feel good after a restful night’s sleep, but its importance goes beyond boosting your mood. Getting enough sleep has direct and positive effects on your weight, heart, mind, and overall well-being.  Although we all understand the benefits of sleep, the CDC estimates that 1 in every 3 Americans do not get enough sleep. Many factors can be attributed to this epidemic, but one in particular stands out. Many people have low melatonin levels. Nor do they have the know-how to naturally boost melatonin production on their...

13 Major Signs That You’re Sleep Deprived

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13 Major Signs That You’re Sleep Deprived

Insomnia and sleep deprivation are nearing epidemic proportions. According to Matthew Walker, a sleep specialist at the University of California, only 8% of the population in 1942 was surviving on six hours of sleep or less. Today, almost one in every two people are. We’re the generation of “on-the-go,” and there never seems to be enough hours in the day.  We’re always jumping from one project to another, switching jobs constantly, and stimulated for most of our waking hours. We think that the busier we are, the more we’re getting done. And sadly, sleep has become associated with weakness and...

Can A Weighted Blanket Help My PTSD? Science Says Yes.

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Can A Weighted Blanket Help My PTSD? Science Says Yes.

Studies estimate that 8% of Americans have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at any given time. That’s 24.4 million people. PTSD is a serious mental health condition that develops as a reaction to a traumatic, life-threatening event. Military combat, terrorist attacks, sexual assault, and serious accidents are all triggers. No matter the cause, PTSD is a serious, debilitating disorder. In addition to cognitive behavioral therapy and medication, many people suffering from PTSD have found relief from weighted blankets.    Those suffering from PTSD relive their trauma through flashbacks that pop up without warning. They may feel detached, depressed, or have major...

The Ultimate Guide: 21 Natural
Remedies for Anxiety Symptoms

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The Ultimate Guide: 21 Natural </br>Remedies for Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety affects 40 million adults in the US alone. With the stresses of a modern lifestyle, that number is rising at an alarming rate. Factors ranging from genetics to medical conditions predisposition you for an anxiety disorder. But it doesn’t stop there. Stressors from work, school, and finances also have a huge effect on your emotional and mental wellbeing. Many experience anxiety symptoms that can be debilitating to their everyday life. Luckily, there are natural remedies for anxiety symptoms. Many of them don’t require much effort, just a little adjustment to your daily schedule. Let’s take a look at our...

The Ultimate Guide: 21 Natural Remedies for Anxiety Symptoms

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The Ultimate Guide: 21 Natural Remedies for Anxiety Symptoms

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for healthy living. As you doze off, your body begins to recover from the day’s activities. Damaged cells begin to heal and your immune system starts to recover. Getting enough sleep also supports healthy brain function and fights off depression and anxiety symptoms.  We’ve all experienced the side effects of sleep deprivation. You most likely had a hard time concentrating at work or school. You may have lashed out at coworkers and your production level severely decreased. A lack of sleep may have even brought on a panic attack or a nervous breakdown....

16 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep
Even Though You’re Tired

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16 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep </br>Even Though You’re Tired

It’s almost 3 o’clock in the morning and you’re wide awake. Just the thought of waking up for work in another three hours stresses you out. You’re staring at the ceiling thinking, “Why can’t I sleep even though I’m tired?” Sound familiar? You’re not alone. The CDC estimates that 1 in every 3 Americans suffer from insomnia. Sleep is not a luxury. It gives your body fuel to keep going throughout the day. Like food and water, your body cannot survive without sleep. Sleep deprivation and insomnia can trigger anxiety and depression symptoms, which in turn worsen your insomnia. Anxiety...

Can Adults Also Benefit from Weighted Blankets?

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Can Adults Also Benefit from Weighted Blankets?

For years, occupational therapists have been using weighted blankets to help children with sensory processing disorders. Known for theircalming effect, it’s no wonder that weighted blankets have recently gone mainstream. Weighted blankets use the same effects of swaddling a baby or a hug from a loved one. They put pressure on the body’s sensory receptors, which immediately calms the mind and body. But how can something as simple as a weighted blanket have such a positive effect on our emotional wellbeing? The Science Behind Weighted BlanketsDesigned to weigh 10% of your body weight, adults weighted blankets evenly distribute weight across...

Affordable Weighted Blankets:
The Latest Trend to Ease Symptoms of Anxiety

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Affordable Weighted Blankets: </br>The Latest Trend to Ease Symptoms of Anxiety

Contrary to popular belief, getting a sufficient amount of sleep is just as important as maintaining a nutritious diet and staying hydrated, for the typical human spends about one-third of his or her life catching Z’s. This introductory guide explainswhat sleep is, and how you can positively affect your everyday routine by using a weighted blanket. What Is Sleep? Simply speaking, sleep has two distinct phases: rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep. As you lay your head to rest, your body kicks off a three-stage cycle of non-REM sleep with intermittent periods of REM sleep scattered throughout the...

Buy weighted blankets and do away
with your old regular blankets

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Buy weighted blankets and do away</br> with your old regular blankets

Do you have trouble relaxing? Do you suffer from panic attacks? If you feel any sort of stress during the day, you may want to get rid of your old blankets. While they may be useful in warming you during the night, they do not take care of any stress-related ailments or difficulties. That is why weighted blankets for adults with anxiety are well-revered. They provide a calming influence, as they are heavier than a regular blanket. Immediately Relaxing In fact, these blankets can weigh quite a bit more than the blankets you are currently using. Health studies show that...

What is a Weighted Therapy Blanket?

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What is a Weighted Therapy Blanket?

For children with a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or autism, textile input can be overwhelming. The tag on their shirt is too itchy, or they only prefer certain fabrics. For many autistic children, even a hug from a loved one can be overwhelming. Their senses are in control of every thought, and their brain cannot organize sensory input. This overwhelming amount of unfiltered information causes emotional reactions and sensory seeking behavior. Many parents don’t understand why their child is acting out. But by providing appropriate sensory input, you can decrease unwanted sensory seeking behavior.   Beautiful baby girl getting ready...

A Complete Guide To Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)

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A Complete Guide To Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)

Our senses are constantly relaying input from our environment to our brains. Your cup of coffee may be too hot to touch. Your roommates are watching TV loudly in the other room. The vibration of your phone in your pocket informs you of an incoming text. Your brain takes this sensory input and filters it by importance. But when your nervous system is in a “fight or flight” state, this organization process is difficult. Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT), or deep touch pressure is a tactile input in any form of pressure exerted equally across the body. Deep Pressure Therapy can...

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