Natural Health Supports Fleecy Anxiety Blanket
- Proven to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and provide an overall sense of calm, this anti-anxiety blanket feels like one giant hug & inspires all the same positive emotions
- Uses deep pressure touch (DPT) therapy to relax the nervous system & features intricately stitched pockets to ensure even weight distribution/pressure
- Helps to ‘ground’ or ‘earth’ the body during sleep by pushing it downwards – this reduces night-time levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) to prevent restlessness & insomnia
- Alleviates anxiety during periods of heightened stress for sufferers of Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Features a luxurious fleece lining that envelops the body just like a second skin. Soft, cosy and comfortable, it combats feelings of loneliness and ensures the user always feels protected & secure
- Machine washable & 100% breathe-able, it keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter. Available in 3 different weights
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt in recent times, it’s the importance of being ‘hugged’! However, it may surprise you to learn that there is much more to this than simply the physicality. Indeed, a hug is a form of deep pressure touch (DPT), which has been shown to reduce the production of cortisol (the stress hormone), thereby alleviating anxiety, enhancing mood, and improving both quality and quantity of sleep. Not only does the Natural Health Supports Fleecy Anxiety Blanket feel like one giant hug, but it also inspires the same positive emotions!
Use deep pressure touch (DPT) to switch the body from a ‘fight or flight’ response to stress, to its ‘rest and digest’ mode for reduced anxiety, improved sleep, a decreased heart & breathing rate and an overall sense of calm
Deep Pressure Touch (DPT) is a therapy that involves applying pressure to the body in the form of gentle squeezing/hugs or holding as a means of relaxing the nervous system. This pressure can be applied using the hands (by a qualified therapist, or after seeking advice from one), with the use of specialised massage tools, or in the form of a specialised weighted blanket that is wrapped around the body. When DPT is applied to the body, the autonomic nervous system, which controls breathing, digestion, sweating, shivering, switches from its ‘fight or flight’ response to stress and anxiety, to its ‘rest and digest’ mode. This prevents the body from experiencing many of the symptoms of anxiety, including an increased heart rate and faster/shallow breathing and provides an overall sense of calm.
If the body remains in ‘fight or flight’ response (sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system) for a prolonged period, feelings of anxiety, irritability and tiredness are likely to worsen. In addition, you may notice issues with your digestive system and sleep quality will suffer. Because the pressure from a weighted blanket prepares the body for rest by calming the heart rate and breathing, it helps the body to relax enough to get the required sleep and ensures you wake up feeling refreshed every single day!
Decrease cortisol production (the stress hormone) for a better night’s sleep, improved concentration and memory, a stronger immune system, reduced anxiety and more
We all know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep! Not only is it vital for our bodies to repair themselves and function correctly, it can also improve concentration and productivity, lower the risk of heart disease, contribute to a stronger immune system and enhance the benefits to be gained from regular exercise. However, night can be a daunting time for those that suffer with anxiety and stress. Indeed, the stillness and quiet can lead to a manifestation of negative thoughts and worrying feelings, which can mean little or no sleep. Known as ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’ the body, during the night weighted blankets push the body downwards to decrease cortisol production (the stress hormone) for reduced stress, insomnia, and restlessness. In addition to negatively impacting sleep and mood, elevated cortisol levels can affect memory and concentration, lower immune function and bone density, and it may also increase the chances of weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reported that grounding the human body while sleeping is an effective way to optimise cortisol production, so it is only produced when nature intended it to be – never during the night-time, when sleeping or trying to sleep.
Comfortable, cosy and supremely soft, this anxiety blanket features a luxurious fleece lining & intricately stitched pockets for even weight distribution
The Natural Health Supports Fleecy Anxiety Blanket is a simple, drug free alternative treatment for reducing anxiety, calming the nerves, providing comfort, and improving sleep. In addition, it has been shown to be highly beneficial for sufferers of Alzheimer’s/dementia, those with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism. This supremely soft weighted anxiety blanket has a luxurious fleece lining that really sets it apart from others. So, not only does it apply DPT for reduced anxiety, but it is also gentle against the body, comfortable, cosy and envelops the body like a second skin. It is thought that the weight, texture, hardness, or softness of an object can subconsciously influence our emotion and behaviour. Indeed, feeling good physically impacts how we feel psychologically. This Fleecy Anxiety Blanket has been expertly constructed using premium materials and features intricately stitched pockets for even weight distribution to ensure optimum emotional well-being. Combatting feelings of loneliness, when wrapped around the body the Natural Health Supports Fleecy Anxiety Blanket feels like a protective layer that keeps the user safe and secure. In addition, machine washable and 100% breathable, it keeps you cool during summer and warm during winter months.
Alleviate anxiety during periods of heightened stress for sufferers of Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
For those that suffer with Alzheimer’s or dementia and, indeed, their families, a weighted anxiety blanket can be a godsend. At times, sufferers of these awful degenerative diseases may feel agitated, anxious, afraid, and isolated. In addition, they may struggle to sleep. Replicating the feeling of being hugged, a weighted blanket provides dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers with a naturally pleasant feeling of being held/hugged. This can help to calm and relax them during periods of heightened stress or anxiety. Also highly beneficial for both adults and children with ADHD, the Natural Health Supports Fleecy Anxiety Blanket activates the sense of touch, which prevents the user from getting distracted. It will also make concentration easier and reduce fidgeting.
Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can struggle with social interaction, which can lead to anxiety and stress. Pressure from weighted blankets can relieve stress for people with ASD and improve their ability to focus. It can also provide comfort from feeling over-stimulated and allow them to relax.
The Natural Health Supports™ Fleecy Anxiety Blanket comes in three weights:
The weight that is suitable for you is a direct correlation to your own body weight. Please use the table below to ascertain the best weight option for you:
Persons weighing under 120lb should use the 15lb weighted blanket under supervision.
It’s true that we’re all likely to suffer from anxiety at one time or another! Additionally, there are many factors that can increase the risk and, in many cases exacerbate it. So, if any of the following applies to you, we recommend using the Natural Health Supports Fleecy Anxiety Blanket so you can benefit from the comforting and relaxing properties it has to offer.
- You are taking prescription antidepressants, antianxiety, ADHD or other medications
- You are using prescription fluoroquinolone antibiotics, acetaminophen, asthma meds, Accutane or Miralax
- You suffer with anxiety and Lyme disease/co-infections Bartonella and Babesia, parasites, PANDAS/PANS or candida
- You consume alcohol, sugar, gluten, green smoothies, MSG and/or nut flours. (Many nut flours contain high levels of phytic acid)
- You have tourette’s, trichotillomania, globus pharyngeus, misophonia, autism or eye-poking behaviour
|Brand||Natural Health Supports|
|Recommended For||herapeutic weighted blanket to help those with anxiety, depression, Alzheimer's, dementia, ADHD or autism|
|Included Contents||1 x Fleecy Anxiety Blanket|