To get a handle on the problem, there’s no need for you to start taking a sleeping pill before bed, which can be dangerous. A special kind of blanket can provide the relief you need.
The secret weapon to combat poor sleep is the so-called weighted blanket. These blankets live up to their name because they are filled with materials such as plastic pellets, beans, peas, rice or grains that are woven into their own individual compartments or bags. Once you’re under a blanket like this, it will feel as if you’re being hugged because the weight of the blanket exerts pressure on the body. You’ll feel more comfortable and your body will be as relaxed as if you’ve just had a massage. After all, the key to a good, relaxing massage is the pressure exerted.
Of course you can also buy a weighted blanket online, but you’ll probably have to pay an arm and a leg for it. It is much cheaper, however, to sew the blanket yourself. This offers the advantage that you can customize the size and weight according to your individual needs. They say that the blanket should weigh about 10 percent of the body weight of the person using it. So if you weigh 150 lbs, you should fill the blanket with about 15 lbs of material evenly distributed over the whole blanket in individual compartments. But beware! The blanket is not suitable for people with breathing and circulatory problems.
Depending on how good you are at sewing, you can make the blanket very easily. Talented sewers can make a piece of art out of it, for example a quilt with separate pockets that allow you to remove the material from it when you want to wash it. In this video, you’ll see how to make such a blanket without having to sew it.
It’s always fantastic when you can solve big problems like this with very little effort. Your body will also thank you when the blanket helps it to get a healthy night’s sleep.