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Can a weighted blanket boost your immune system?

Posted by Brianna Miller on

This year’s biggest topic on everyone’s mind is how to stay healthy. A question at the forefront of our mind is “how can I boost my immune system?”. Key sanitary practices, such as such washing our hand frequently, avoiding the urge to touch our face and to avoid close contact with other people but there are more ways we can help our immune system.

We all know that sleep is important to our health, but did you know that sleep deprivation greatly increases your chances of getting sick . Often we can feel our energy level deplete before getting hit with that nasty flu and cold symptoms.  Sleep is key to help fight getting sick, it gives our bodies the time to rest while building antibodies and anti-inflammatories known as cytokines.

So how will a weighted blanket help my immune system? Boosting your immune system by getting full night’s sleep will help you more than you think.

How can you help yourself get a good night sleep?

Dreamhug weighted blankets provide a soft, warm hug that simulates deep touch pressure therapy, helping you to reach your desired sleep schedule.

Evidence has shown that deep touch pressure therapy can decrease blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety. All of the physical and mental benefits significantly decreases the stress hormone also known as cortisol while increasing the feel-good hormones of oxytocin and serotonin (aka the pain reducing hormone). By decreasing our stress hormones while increasing the feel-good hormones we are able to relax, allowing us to fall asleep faster. 

Dreamhug believes in a good nights sleep. To help you find the reap it’s benefit we have increased our risk-free trail from 15 days to 30 day!

 

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