Do you toss and turn in bed, struggling to fall asleep? If your answer is 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 therapies, 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 in the likes of anxiety, hyperactivity, autism, athletic post-workout recovery, and more.
Why 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 overworking brains) our daily lives.