When DPS works its magic, your body releases more serotonin and melatonin, the hormones your body naturally produces to help prepare you for sleep. This is the calming sensation you feel. It also decreases your body’s cortisol production, which is the hormone that increases when you’re stressed and anxious.
And what’s it called when you’re stressed and anxious and can’t sleep?
Insomnia stinks. Nobody likes lying awake at night, staring at the ceiling. Your mind is racing, and you try your best to will yourself into slumber. But often, your attempts are futile.
But with a weighted blanket, the DPS delivered helps calm your anxiety naturally, thanks to the wonderful hormones your body produces. You don’t have to turn to prescription sleep aids or a big glass of whisky to help you fall asleep. (Neither are really great for you.)
Weighted blankets help you fall asleep faster thanks to DPS, but they also help you stay asleep longer. This is crucial to beating insomnia because sometimes, you might feel like you’re sleeping well, but you still wake up exhausted. That means you’re waking up more often during the night, often without realizing it.
So whether you have sleep-onset insomnia, which is trouble falling asleep, or sleep maintenance insomnia, which is trouble staying asleep, weighted blankets have got you covered. (Again, pun intended.)