Can a Weighted Blanket Cure Anxiety-Induced Sleep Issues?
If you suffer from anxiety, you know just how difficult it can be to deal with constant worry—but you’re not alone. Anxiety disorders impact 40 million adults in the United States, making it the most common mental health issue in the country. And even if you don’t have an anxiety disorder, we all feel stressed from time to time. There are plenty of natural remedies for anxiety, but recently one med-free treatment has been getting a ton of buzz: weighted blankets, also known as gravity blankets.
The name speaks for itself: they’re blankets—usually stuffed with polyfil or a similar material—with extra heft. People who swear by them say the added weight helps them fall asleep and stay that way all night. That’s a big deal, since a majority of adults dealing with anxiety experience sleep
Excerpted from Prevention