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The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

57 EpisodesProduced by Mollie McGlocklinWebsite

The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, exists to transform the conversation around sleep on the planet! Each episode is a conversation with industry leaders designed to deliver practical takeaways to improve your sleep. The intention is to shift the paradigm of wellness to make SLEEP the #1 focus in our jour… read more

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019: Elizabeth Grojean, Founder of Baloo Living, Weighted Blankets 101: Every Question Answered!

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Weighted blankets don't have many studies behind them so what we know is largely from user-feedback.
  • Users speak to reduced anxiety and stress and bring with it the feeling of being secure and safe.
  • It is thought that the way these blankets might achieve these benefits is by helping to decrease the stress hormone cortisol while increasing the happiness hormone serotonin. All necessary components to produce melatonin.
  • Weighted blankets seem to improve restfulness scores for some users, including users’ sleep quality, who didn’t even realize that their sleep is subpar.

EPISODE NOTES:

  • Anxiety rates have been increasing worldwide. As a result, weighted blankets are even more en vogue now with their ties to anxiety reduction.
  • ‘A blanket which feels like a gentle hug’
  • Weighted blankets are thought to reduce stress and anxiety while giving a feeling of comfort, improving the mood, and helping the user relax.
  • Relationship to sleep:
    • Thought to decrease the stress hormone cortisol and increase serotonin which is necessary for melatonin production
    • Relax the nervous system and calm down the user by tapping into primal senses. Feedback from users includes feeling more safe and secure while using it.
    • Many people who did not know that they had sleeping problems realized they weren't getting high-quality sleep before switching to the weighted blanket.
    • Calm down hyperactivity and  anxiety built up through the day
    • Micro glass beads are used to create the weight in some blankets. From a sleep perspective, the benefits are that they don't keep the heat as synthetic fillings can.
    • How can it help with sleep quality and wakeups?
  • There are different weights for different people, which depends on the user's preferences. 15lbs is the most popular option. For side sleepers, it is not recommended to go above 15lbs.
  • Recommended for children above the age of 4
  • Benefits for people on the spectrum? ADHD, PTSD, and anxiety?


EPISODE LINKS:

Email: egrojean@balooliving.com

Instagram: instagram.com/balooliving

Facebook: facebook.com/balooliving

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethgrojean/

BALOO OFFER (Use this link & code):   https://balooliving.xayxet.net/c/2337567/751289/10944
To get $10 off any order of $100 or more, use the code, "SLEEPISASKILL". 

 

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