Last month, I wrote about weighted blankets for improving sleep. After using a weighted blanket for more than a month, I think it is actually helping me sleep. I am falling asleep faster, getting up fewer times at night, and usually going right back to sleep. I am even sleeping later in the morning, which is terrific. I think the daytime fatigue has even improved.
If you want to try a weighted blanket, I would suggest that you check out the reviews,
and get the best blanket that you can afford. I bought two different blankets and there is a very big difference between the two. The better blanket is on my bed. I keep the other in my family room to cuddle up in while reading or watching tv, and to use on those few nights (which are increasingly fewer) when I cannot get back to sleep in the middle of the night.
Don’t want to lay out the money? Pile a bunch of blankets on your bed to get some extra weight and see if it helps. Now, while it is still winter and cooler at night. When it is hot at night during the summer, this could be a problem for you. IF the extra weight helps, then consider getting a weighted blanket for summer, which may not be as hot for you. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I cannot sleep with just a sheet during the summer, no matter how warm it is. I still need the extra weight of a blanket or comforter. Cocooning really works, which is the theory behind the weighted blankets.
So how do you choose? Look at the ratings and comments on the blankets on Amazon or other websites. Here are a few of the higher rated blankets: Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket & Removable Cover (this is the one I like), YnM Weighted Blanket, ZonLi Weighted Blanket.
For information on how to buy a weighted blanket, go to my post from January 22, Weighing in on Weighted Blankets. Let me know if a weighted blanket works for you.
An interesting new tech device for Gait Freezing
I just saw this on another site:
Researchers in Scotland have developed a novel wearable electronic device worn around the waist, called ‘cueStim’, designed to prevent or relieve freezing of gait, commonly described by peoplewith Parkinson’s, as a feeling as if their feet are stuck or glued to the floor preventing them from moving forward. For more information click here.