2020 was supposed to bring clarity and clear vision. Instead, it delivered a massive dose of stress and anxiety. But that’s to be expected with a pandemic...
Even if you haven’t contracted Covid-19, you probably know someone who has. Or maybe you lost your job because of it. Your weekly rhythms like grocery store runs and utilizing your gym membership have been impacted. Kids aren’t in school, airplanes aren’t flying, and people aren’t touching thanks to social distancing.
And the result of those changes? Anxiety. Stress. Worry. Fear.
You’re not the only one experiencing those things. They are the natural byproducts of an international virus that has disrupted normal life. And those byproducts unfortunately have even further byproducts:
- Insomnia, restlessness, fidgeting, tossing-and-turning, or sleepless nights.
- Tense muscles, headaches or migraines, increased blood pressure, and physical fatigue.
- Worrying thoughts, ruminating fears, and a mind that doesn’t turn off or go to sleep.
If you’re like me, you are experiencing all of those symptoms in some capacity.
I get anxious when I think about gathering with friends and family again. (Do they have the virus and not know it? Will I catch it from an asymptomatic person?)
I feel stressed when I look at my declining retirement accounts. (Can the economy stoop any lower?)
I worry about my aging parents getting sick. (What if my mom catches the virus and gets hospitalized? I don’t even know what I would do.)
I’m fearful that the world will never be the same. (Can I go into the schools again? Will I ever work in the office after this?)
My mind swells with concerns all day—and night—long
Now, more than ever, we need to employ helpful coping mechanisms. Let’s agree on a few things first: Yes, we need to acknowledge our anxiety. Yes, we should express our fears to a trusted friend. Yes, we need to tell our family about the things that worry us. Yes, we need to seek professional help if we cannot function due to mental health.
But this stress and anxiety cannot perpetually dock in the harbor of our mind. Our marina needs to hang up a “Full” sign to turn away those ships of worry and boats of fear. Instead, let’s host a slew of Comfort Cruise Ships and Relaxing Row Boats in our harbor.
Which is why you need a weighted blanket now more than ever. Right now, in the middle of a pandemic. And over the next few months as we transition into the next phase of opening up. And in the Fall when the virus can spike again in round two. Because your marina will be full of weighted blanket benefits instead of pandemic byproducts.
The best tool for anxiety, stress, worry, and fear
What if I told you that one tool could reduce your anxiety, help you de-stress, lessen your worries, and relieve your fears? Out of defeat and desperation, many people would try anything for relief.
Don’t worry, this isn’t a late-night infomercial or a pesky salesman at your door. This is a simple and trusted solution. In fact, even the American Association of Occupational Therapy recommends this tool.
Q: What in the world could be so effective at eliminating anxiety, stress, worry, and fear? And why haven’t you heard of it before?
A: A weighted blanket. And right now (aka in the middle of a pandemic) is the perfect time to learn about it.
The benefits of weighted blankets
A weighted blanket is exactly what it sounds like: a blanket that is filled with weights.
This isn’t your grandma’s afghan or your baby’s blankie. It’s not a heavy burden like sleeping under a log. And it’s not as harsh as sandpaper.
A weighted blanket is a top-of-the-line microfiber comforter filled with non-toxic glass sand. The glass sand inside our weighted blankets is flexible, which means that you can get into any position that’s comfortable to you, and the blanket will form around you. The gentle pressure wraps around you like a comforting hug or a gentle wave of calm.
Doesn’t that sound inviting?! That’s why it’s such a powerful tool against anxiety, stress, worry, and fear.
If you’re not sold on the soft fabric, light pressure, or flexible wrap of a weighted blanket, maybe these benefits will encourage you to give it a try:
- Reduces stress levels by lowering cortisol.
- Lessens your anxiety in as little as fifteen minutes.
- Increases your mood by raising serotonin levels.
- Helps you fall asleep faster.
- Keeps you from tossing-and-turning, which means you sleep better and longer. Goodbye insomnia!
How to use a weighted blanket
Are you sold on the benefits of a weighted blanket yet? If not, maybe you will reconsider as you’re lying awake tonight. Or maybe when you feel your anxiety bubbling up like a volcano during the evening news. Or during the moment that you re-enter society and are attacked by all of the “What if…” possibilities.
Skip the doctor’s visits for stress and pass on the pricey prescriptions. A weighted blanket can have comparable results, especially when your symptoms are directly related to current events.
First, select a weighted blanket that is approximately ten percent of your body weight, rounding up if you are between the weight options. Here at Hush Blankets, we offer you a weighted blanket for every need.
- You can opt for a weighted blanket and duvet combo for your bed.
- Prefer naps on the couch or falling asleep with the TV on? Try the weighted throw blanket.
- Or snag the iced weighted blanket (perfect for those of you who get warm at night).
- There’s even a smaller size that’s just right for your kids.
- P.S. Want to try one for Summer or one for Winter? We made a combo pack just for you!
Next, start snuggling. It’s simple to use.
- Get comfy.
- Pull the weighted blanket on top of you.
- Relax, calm down, and sleep peacefully.
Then, start your new day refreshed, relaxed, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way, thanks to a good night’s rest under your new weighted blanket.
Why you need a weighted blanket during the pandemic
Here’s the reality: the pandemic has impacted your life. Work. School. Play. Family. Health. Relationships. Holidays.
Covid-19 has swept across the globe like an unforgiving tsunami, touching everything in its path. The water brought in by a tsunami will eventually pass, and so will this pandemic. But it will leave a mark.
Right now we are still mid-pandemic. And the reality is that a weighted blanket will help.
- You need to feel wrapped in a hug at the end of the day.
- You deserve to find comfort in the midst of chaos.
- You want to relax your body and mind without medication.
- You can sleep all night long and wake up refreshed to face another day.
If you’re going to watch the news, do it while you’re cosy under your weighted blanket. When you start going crazy in your head, pull up your blanket and take a few deep breaths. If the stressors of life feel too heavy to bear, feel the comforting weight of a blanket instead.
Why you need a weighted blanket post-pandemic
When will this pandemic end? Who knows. Some scholars project that the end is in sight just a few months down the road, yet others fear that this is only the beginning. Weather the pandemic under a weighted blanket.
No, a weighted blanket won’t eradicate your anxiety or eliminate your fears—although we wish that was possible! We still recommend that you talk about and share your struggles with a trusted friend or counselor. But instead of staying stuck in the hamster wheel of your pandemic woes, lay under a Hush Blanket.When everything feels uncertain, you can be certain about one thing: you need a weighted blanket now more than ever. Try the Hush Classic today.