New Year New You – Guide to Better Sleep
The day I gave birth to my twins was the last day I ever slept. Just kidding… no, really though. Maybe I should re-phrase that to say, “the last day I ever slept well.” I’m sure any parent will agree with me on this! While I can’t help with the whole parenting thing, (I’m struggling with it myself) I can help with something that is sure to aid in the “better sleep” department.
A Weighted Blanket!
If your not an autism parent or a sleep expert you’r probably thinking, What is that? Well, It’s exactly what the name is. It’s a heavy blanket that aids with your overall sleep. I love how Snuggle Pro describes it:
“gentle pressure of a weighted blanket (equal to 10-15% of your body weight) relaxes the nervous system by mimicking a hug or an embrace. The science behind these weighted blankets is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). This is the term for the feeling of gentle, distributed weight on the body. This decreases the stress hormone known as cortisol and increases serotonin and melatonin”
As an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) parent I have known about weighted blankets for years…we have a few in the house. What I never realized is that the same principles would apply to everyone, adults alike. I started wrapping up with my daughters 5lb blanket and quickly noticed the health benefits. The feeling of being more relaxed and overall calm…these blankets are magical!!!
Why I love it…
Guys, this blanket is life changing! Seriously, I have noticed that I move less in my sleep witch cuts down on how many times I wake up. I now fall asleep faster, even on those crazy stressful “Mama” days. And…you ready for it?!?! I have had so many compliments on how refreshed I look. People are always asking me what I have changed, ie: hair, makeup, skin care products etc. All I can reply is, “I’m finally getting more restful sleep.” Being that I look less tired ?? I don’t have to spend as much money on expensive eye creams! Woo Hoo! Huge win.
The fabric of Snuggle Pro weighted Blankets works in both winter to keep you warm and stays cool in summer. My Snuggle Pro blanket has taken the place of my original down comforter, I wouldn’t recommend using both. You will wake up with a good sweat…trust me on that one. Speaking about the fabric, initially you will notice the blanket is loud. Meaning that when you are moving under it you hear the fabric move with you. Rest assured (lol, no pun intended) this does go away after about a week of use, when the blanket is broken in.
Snuggle Pro also offers an alternative cover for their blankets, a super soft bamboo and minky duvet. Not only are these blankets amazing, Snuggle Pro took it one step further and added a bonus to their blankets! You will receive a carrying bag for ease of transportation (Hello, Disneyland!) and a 100% hypo allergenic bamboo pillow case. I don’t think I have to tell you about those benefits?.
Where do I find these magical Blankets?
Easy right?! You can have your very own blanket delivered to your door in 2 days.
I would recommend this blanket 10x over!
This has been such a fun and life changing review to write. I feel that everyone should own one of these blankets, at least people who think their sleep can be better. These blankets will make great gifts for friends and family members. Uh-huh, If your in my family you now know what your getting for Christmas…Yay!