We’ve all had that feeling of lying in bed, thoughts racing through our heads, calculating how much sleep we will get as the minutes go by. Many people have difficulties initiating/maintaining sleep or getting a restless sleep. Insomnia has been associated with adverse health outcomes, including reduced quality of life and mental capacity. There are many sleep aids currently on the market; however, many of them have side effects.
Weight blankets have been used to treat developmental disorders and have also been found to be effective in reducing insomnia and anxiety. A blanket that is more than 10% of a person’s body weight has been found to provide beneficial, calming effects. The pressure provides a release of tension similar to the relief experienced after an adjustment or soft tissue treatment. The blankets are designed to relax you by stimulating pressure points on your body and reduce the level of stress hormones (cortisol) and help with natural production of sleep hormones (melatonin).
At Cascadia Chiropractic Centre our team can help relieve the aches and pains that may be preventing you from getting a comfortable sleep. Chiropractic treatment in conjunction with the weighted blanket will have you feeling rested and ready to conquer the day.