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Can Hardly Weight: Why You Need a Weighted Blanket Now

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve probably heard of weighted blankets. If you have been sleeping under a rock, you are clearly fond of sleeping under heavy things and may welcome a softer alternative. Weighted blankets are exactly what they sound like. They are blankets stuffed with tiny beads or pellets usually made of either glass or plastic and weigh anywhere from 5 to 30 pounds.

You may be thinking... Why would I need a weighted blanket when I am already being crushed by the weight of tomorrow’s worries? Look no further, we’re here to tell you why a weighted blanket, like the OkiOki Weighted Blanket, can help you relax, fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling ready to take on the world.

Conquer Insomnia

You’ve tried everything, from Zzzquil to the new-age meditation music they play at your favorite juice bar. Nothing seems to help you fall asleep and, before you know it, you’re panicking as the clock hits 6:00 AM and the sun begins to peek through your window shades. Insomnia, a sleep disorder that is becoming alarmingly common due to stress surrounding the pandemic, can leave us feeling like an extra from The Walking Dead.

Numerous studies, like those featured in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders, demonstrate that a weighted blanket can effectively combat insomnia. The study participants reported the calming effect of a weighted blanket improved their ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling more well-rested. So, if you’re ready to finally get a good night’s sleep, grab an OkiOki Weighted Blanket and try it out for 100 nights risk-free.

Relieve Anxiety

The never-ending pandemic, the oh-so-negative nightly news, the cringy text you sent to your crush three years ago. All these things can cause our nervous systems to fall out of whack. Anxiety can be a major hindrance to good sleep, but studies show that weighted blankets can help. Weighted blankets soothe anxiety by slowing down the nervous system and resolving anxiety symptoms such as shortness of breath and increased heart rate.

We Think You Need a Hug

Just like swaddling a newborn baby helps them feel safe in their new surroundings, weighted blankets can have a calming effect on fully grown adults (because let’s face it, we never grow out of loving that cozy feeling).

Weighted blankets feel like a hug, as they apply pressure to your skin and stimulate neurotransmitters like serotonin (the happy hormone) and melatonin (the sleepy hormone). This is known as “deep pressure therapy” and has many positive effects on sleep. Weighted blankets can also reduce nighttime tossing and turning.

What Are You Weighting For?

On its own, or combined with other helpful bedtime practices, a weighted blanket can take you from zero to eight hours of sleep, while also improving the quality of those eight hours. However, with many weighted blankets running as high as $300, it can be difficult to commit to purchasing one without a guarantee.

Our high-quality OkiOki Weighted Blanket is not only soft, snuggly, breathable, and easy to clean, it’s affordable! With a 100-night trial period, free shipping and returns, as well as a 3-year warranty, what are you weighting for?
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