Have you heard of cortisol? Well, I'm glad you’re reading this, because understanding cortisol is very important in the science behind weighted blankets. Cortisol is the body’s alarm system—technically it’s a stress hormone. I think we all know what STRESS is. Constant social pressures, deadlines at the office and family strain have an impact on your body. Our bodies are very smart, when we constantly pile on responsibilities or if we fail to take care of our mental health the chemicals in our bodies will run wild. It is said that although much of our stress is minor, compared to cave men, our bodies are perceiving these minor stresses as threats which increase our cortisol substantially. Obviously running into a grizzly bear vs having to race out of the house to make sure the kiddos make it to their soccer games are totally different, but the chemical reaction is not so different. We think it's vital to manage our stress levels and the best way to do that is to make sure we are receiving adequate sleep. This is where Weighted Evolution saves the day and, of course, your night. An anti-anxiety weighted blanket can help you get a better night’s rest.