Can’t Sleep? Weighted Blankets Can Help
Treat Insomnia

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Can’t Sleep? Weighted Blankets Can Help</br> Treat Insomnia

With the stressors of modern society, it’s no secret that people are sleeping less and less. That being said, the facts and figures surrounding insomnia are still alarming. People sleep 20% less than they did a century ago. Almost one-third of the global population suffers from insomnia. Over 10 million Americans use prescription pills or OTC sleep aids. The Institute of Medicine estimates that hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on treating sleep disorders each year. According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost 60% of Americans admit to driving while drowsy. That’s 168 million people. Nearly 37% of Americans, or 103 million...

A Novel Remedy: Using Weighted Blankets
For Adults With PTSD

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A Novel Remedy: Using Weighted Blankets</br> For Adults With PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that develops after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event. The effects of events such as military combat, sexual assault, and hospital stays can be felt even years of the incident. PTSD causes people to relive the traumatizing event daily. Many fall into depression and struggle with insomnia. Within recent years, PTSD began to reach a near-epidemic level. According to medical professionals: Approximately 1 in every 5 service members who return from the Middle East develop PTSD. Due to constant misdiagnoses, PTSD medical expenses are estimated to be over $42 billion each year. Over 70%...