Good, quality sleep is as important to your health as a good diet and exercise.1
And seven to nine hours of ZZZs each and every night is the optimal “sweet spot.”
But very few Americans consistently reach that target.
In fact, in a recent study conducted by Columbia University, almost two-thirds of participants got less than seven hours of sleep each night. They also had a higher prevalence of heart disease risk factors, too—including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Fortunately, there’s a simple sleep solution that can help you reach your nightly “sweet spot” and completely REVERSE clinical insomnia in just four weeks…
Without resorting to melatonin supplements or drugs!
It seems to work by increasing your body’s own production of the natural sleep hormone…
Complete REMISSION of clinical insomnia?
In a recent study, a group of Swedish researchers examined 120 adults diagnosed with clinical insomnia and a psychiatric disorder, such a depression or anxiety.
First, they divided the adults into two groups…2
One group began sleeping nightly with a heavy weighted blanket (between 13.2 and 17.6 pounds). The second group slept with a much lighter blanket (around 3 pounds).
Then, after four weeks, researchers checked back in on the participants to see how they had fared…
It turns out, the people who used a heavy weighted blanket were 26 times more likely to experience an improvement in their insomnia.
Plus, nearly 60 percent reported improvements of at least HALF of their symptoms! (By comparison, just 5.4 percent of light blanket users reported a similar symptom decrease.)
In addition, more than 42 percent of weighted-blanket users saw their insomnia COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR after just four weeks. (Again, by comparison, just 3.6 percent of light blanket users reported a complete remission of symptoms.)
Experience LASTING effects
As an added bonus, the weighted-blanket users also reported having more daytime energy, less fatigue, and lower levels of depression and anxiety.
And—when the researchers extended their experiment to a full year, 78 percent of those using a weighted blanket reported a COMPLETE REMISSION of their insomnia symptoms… and 92 percent of them reported at least an improvement in their symptoms.
So, clearly, the longer you use a weighted blanket, the better your sleep habits.
Experts think weighted blankets work by mimicking the sensation of being held, which calms the parasympathetic nervous system and helps the body relax.
And, according to another study with younger adults, sleeping with a weighted blanket actually prompted the body to naturally produce 30 percent more of the “sleep hormone” melatonin.3
Now, a good weighted blanket can set you back $50 to $100. But if you suffer from insomnia and don’t consistently hit your “sweet spot” for sleep, I’d consider it a very good investment for your health.
- “Sleep may be just as important to heart health as diet and physical activity, research finds.” CNN, 10/19/22. (cnn.com/2022/10/19/health/sleep-heart-health-wellness/index.html)
- “Sleep better: Weighted blankets can cure insomnia within a year, study finds.” Study Finds, 9/26/20. (studyfinds.org/weighted-blankets-cure-insomnia/)
- “Sleep better naturally: Using a weighted blanket increases melatonin, reduces stress.” Study Finds, 10/4/22. (studyfinds.org/sleep-weighted-blanket-melatonin/)