Insomnia, it's real, it's ugly and something I have suffered from for a few years now. I don't know how it started, but I think it had a lot to do with anxiety, a cause for a lot of people living with insomnia.
Once you have a few bad nights of sleep under your belt, it's like a cold you can't quite shake and trying to find a magic pill to cure it seems unimaginable.
As far as cures go, I've tried the obvious; sleeping pills (melatonin and zzzquil), mood lighting, white noise, meditation, podcasts and I had reached the point where I would try anything. Enter, the weighted blanket.
My boyfriend, also an insomnia sufferer, was also in the mindset of anything is worth trying once - he discovered the weighted blanket on Amazon. Yes, it's not cheap, it will set you back $120 (depending on the weight you choose), but the beauty of being an Amazon member is the ease of return if it doesn't work out.
We originally ordered the 20 lbs blanket which was just way too heavy; it felt like you were suffocating, something you do not need when sleep is a struggle, so we opted for the 15lb.
Having not yet slept a full night with the blanket, I was intrigued as to how this works. Amazon described this blanket as a "way to relax the nervous system, and can help release stress and anxiety and help you fall asleep faster."
It's also advertised as a blanket for ADHD, Anxiety, Autism and OCD suffers. Being that anxiety is the root of my insomnia, I was excited to give this a try.
Even though we bought a lighter blanket, it still feels unusually heavy, but not uncomfortable. Within minutes, I felt what I can only describe as being 'safe.' I became relaxed, warm and happy - a weird reaction to a blanket, I know, but that's the only way I can describe it.
Concerning the quality of sleep, it has dramatically improved, but no, it hasn't completely cured my insomnia.
If sleep in an issue for you, I highly recommend trying this out.
Get it here, http://bit.ly/2KkHqPI.