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7 Great Ways to Fix Your Sleep Schedule

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7 Great Ways to Fix Your Sleep Schedule

Enjoying a full night‘s sleep is very important for your mental and physical wellbeing.  Our body needs at least 7 to 8 hours of good and uninterrupted sleep to perform every day activities effectively. The body’s natural clock is such that it is built to work during the day and rest during the night. If we go against nature by changing this cycle, it will have adverse effects on us. Sleep has a direct impact on our mental health. People who do not sleep properly can develop insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, sleep paralysis etc. Our body heals and...

How to Deal with Scelerophobia (fear of burglars)?

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How to Deal with Scelerophobia (fear of burglars)?

Everyone wants to feel secure and safe, but different people may react differently to situations especially adverse ones. The crime rate around the world has been on the rise and criminals keep trying to find a way around the safety measures their target has taken. You must take all necessary measures within your power to ensure your own security, that of your loved ones and anything that holds value for you. Sometimes though, fear may lead to a psychological condition where it overwhelms your rationality. One such fear of our age is scelerophobia; excessive fear of bad men or burglars,...

Are Weighted Blankets Safe for Dogs?

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Are Weighted Blankets Safe for Dogs?

Weighted blankets are known to be very beneficial for human health. Their use has shown positive results for several conditions including anxiety, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), insomnia and autism. These blankets simulate deep pressure touch (DPT), a kind of therapy that uses firm, hands-on pressure to relax the nervous system.  But do weighted blankets have a similar soothing effect on dogs? Yes, they do. Just like humans, dogs suffer from different kinds of anxieties, caused by different situations and events. And in order to cater to their emotional and physical needs in an appropriate...

Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally

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Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally

Most new parents often wonder if their baby is sleeping well through the night. As the children slowly grow older they begin to form a better sleep schedule, until their school and college work load begins to take a toll on their sleep schedule. Eventually when they turn into grownups, deep and sound sleep starts to become less and less important on the list of their priorities until the health effects of lack of good sleep begin to show. The truth is that no matter what age, the human body needs safe and deep sleep, both physically and emotionally. However,...

How to Get Your Dog's Stinky Weighted Blanket Clean?

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How to Get Your Dog's Stinky Weighted Blanket Clean?

For all the love and affection that our furry friends show us, if we have to put up with some extra effort in certain areas while caring for them it is not unwarranted. One such thing that pet owners have to do is to go the extra mile while cleaning the household items and washing heavier objects including weighted blankets. While these weighted blankets are an excellent source of comfortable and deep sleep for the pet owners, the fact that sometimes the dogs or cats snuggle in the same blankets to sleep with dog-dad or cat-mom as well, is nothing...

Can a Weighted Blanket Speed Athletic Recovery?

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Can a Weighted Blanket Speed Athletic Recovery?

Athletes are expected to perform and be in their best form consistently. This calls for a disciplined fitness regime, healthy food habits, mental stability and a drive to always push themselves to the limits. The demanding and intense physicality of an athlete’s life can take its toll on their body in the form of injuries, accidents and overexertion. Getting a good rest is hence pivotal, not just for good performance, but also for a speedy recovery. The importance of a weighted blanket in this regard cannot be underestimated. Read on to find out about its role in accelerating the athletic...

6 Essentials Every Smart Sleeper Needs for Better Sleep

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6 Essentials Every Smart Sleeper Needs for Better Sleep

A good sleep is pivotal for your health and well-being. It enables the body to repair itself and be ready for another day. Sleep deprivation or disturbances affect every aspect of your life, bringing about a drastic drop in productivity, concentration and energy levels. Give attention to your body cues for sleep. Are you doing all the things right? If your body weight and stress levels are in check, you’ve cut back on caffeine and tried meditating, but still find yourself waking through your sleep or do not feel rested after it, then you should turn your attention to other...

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...

Weighted Blankets: A Natural Tool for Treating Insomnia

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Weighted Blankets: A Natural Tool for Treating Insomnia

Do you always feel tired? No matter how early you crawl into bed, you can’t fall asleep at a normal hour? Maybe you can’t seem to stay asleep, and wake up multiple times a night. If you’ve experienced these symptoms, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults in the US suffer from insomnia.In recent years, adults have been using weighted blankets for insomnia. Weighted blankets were originally used by occupational therapists to calm sensory meltdowns in children with autism. Now, weighted blankets are available in heavier weights for adults, as insomnia reaches near-epidemic proportions. Effects of...

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....

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