The thought of needing a weighted blanket to help me sleep never crossed my mind as I grew up. I slept like a child until I was 28, often getting daily hour naps in as well. Sleep was an area of ease and comfort. I got it often.
I got deep sleep.
I always felt rested.
When my mental health struggles started, my close friendship with sleep became an instant battle. PTSD, anxiety, depression and years without joy became the norm for me. And with these mental struggles, I lost my ability to get deep sleep.
Going to bed was not an issue; I would fall asleep quickly. However, once I started tracking my sleep, I found out that I would wake up between 5-8 times a night and would never sleep in past 6 am. With these constant wake-ups, I was only getting 5 to 5.5 hours of sleep each night for multiple years, and I got used to being a walking zombie.
I chose to get a Gravity Weighted Blanket as a hopeful aid in my nights’ sleep, and this is what I found out from it.