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Can A Weighted Blanket Help Me During Anxiety

So what is a weighted blanket? Well it's just like its name, a heavy blanket. It has been shown to really help during Anxiety and is often used by occupational therapists for patients during sensory integration therapy. It can help you feel better and increases your dopamine levels.

Not only does it help with Anxiety, it also helps with ADHD, insomnia and more! If you toss and turn a lot in your sleep and wake up a lot, it can help you stay still and not wake up as much. It also acts almost as if someone is hugging you which makes you feel as if you are in a cocoon. It can change the way you sleep and perhaps increase how you feel but it really depends on the individual.

Using a weighted blanket CAN help you combat Anxiety if conjoined with other good coping mechanisms and therapy. The thing you should keep in mind is that the blanket should be heavy enough to make it harder for you to move but not so heavy that you cannot breathe. It helps reduce heart rate as well if you have a panic attacks. We will not recommend a weighted blanket if you have claustrophobia though.

 TL;DR A weighted blanket can only help you if you use have good coping mechanisms in place and/or therapy. There are very few risks and you need to figure out the right weight. It helps you sleep better depending on the individual.


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