Do you toss and turn in bed, struggling to fall asleep? If yes, here’s another question – do you happen to enjoy a good, soothing massage or a nice warm hug? If you’ve said yes to both, there might just be a new solution to your insomnia. Weighted blankets.
Massage therapy, hugs from loved ones, and weighted blankets all fall under the same category of therapeutic relief called “Deep Pressure Therapy”. If you think that this sounds like yet another New Age wellness fad, you’re very much wrong. Deep pressure therapy has been clinically researched, its studies published in reputable journals globally, and is used as a legitimate treatment modality for several conditions such as anxiety, hyperactivity, autism, athletic post-workout recovery, and more.
Why not use massage or even a weighted blanket to treat these conditions? What does deep pressure therapy do for the body exactly? The facial or massage that you go for, and weighted blankets basically helps your body go into a state of calm, quelling the overwhelming wave of non-stop stimulation that are firing at us from our smartphones, laptops (and sometimes our overworked brains) our daily lives.
If you’re interested to take a step towards improving your sleep and mental health, here are five weighted blankets that you can get in Singapore: