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Insomnia and Nirvana Blanket

Did you know that more than a quarter of Canadians get less than 7 hours of sleep a night? Sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia are serious issues for many Canadians and Nirvana’s weighted blankets have been proven to help! Nirvana blankets™ have been shown to generate proprioceptive input on our bodies, similar to the feeling of a ‘warm hug.’ For many people, this deep touch pressure sensation causes the brain to release ‘feel good’ mood elevators like serotonin and dopamine and natural ‘calming’ chemicals like oxytocin and melatonin.

Depressed woman awake in the night, she is exhausted and suffering from insomnia

Insomnia can range from difficulty falling asleep to middle-of-the-night sleep disturbances, waking up too early, difficulty in getting back to sleep or a combination of all the above.

The end result leaves you sluggish and fatigued the next day with the same pattern repeating itself every night to seemingly no avail. Insomnia can be caused by a variety of reasons like a change in routine, sudden trauma, certain medications or hormonal changes or it can be linked to depression or anxiety.

Portrait of a young woman suffering from insomnia

Nirvana’s minky cotton and bamboo blankets have been an incredible non-pharmacological alternative to combat and even eradicate chronic insomnia for many of our clients. In the full-body relaxed state that Nirvana Blanket provides, our clients have reported to falling asleep faster, further experiencing a deeper restorative rest. The calming and naturally sedative weight of the blanket inhibits tossing or turning and grounds you deeper into your mattress.

“I’ve never slept this soundly in my entire life…” is a quote we hear often from our clients who tell us that they would formerly wake up at all hours of the night and wake up drowsy and groggy from lack of sleep and/or using oral sleep aids. They report waking up refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the day and look forward to going to sleep at night, something that would normally be anxiety-inducing in the past.

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Using a Nirvana Blanket™ is a great way to combat insomnia but we have other tips for you to get your best, most restful, optimal sleep.

● Try sticking to a regular bedtime schedule for both getting to bed and waking up.  

● Make sure your room is strictly a place to relax and sleep—no television, no electronic devices.

● Room temperature should be on the cooler side for optimal sleep—let our minky cotton weighted blanket keep you warm in the winter and our bamboo weighted blanket keep you cooler in the summer!

● Finish eating at least two hours prior to going to bed and avoid caffeine, soft drinks and alcohol which can interfere with sleep.

We hope your insomnia will be a thing of the past with the help of our therapeutic Nirvana Blanket™ and we wish you the world’s most peaceful sleep!

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