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Why You Need a Weighted Blanket

Why You Need a Weighted Blanket

Sleep is an important part of life and the lack of it may pose a threat to your entire health. According to a report, between 50 to 70 million American adults experience a kind of sleep disorder that affects the quality of their sleep. The inability to sleep has been linked to many different conditions including stress, drug use, the side effect of a medication, and certain types of illnesses, just to name a few.

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Although short term sleep deprivation may only affect your ability to carry out your normal daily activities, you may develop a more chronic health issue if the lack of sleep is left to continue for a long period of time. Sleep deprivation has been linked to conditions such as anxiety (1), depression (2), as well as behavioral and communications issues (3) among many others.

If you are dealing with insomnia or other types of sleep deprivation, the best way to alleviate your condition is to restore your normal sleep pattern. It is no news that most sedatives and other sleep-inducing medications may have an adverse side effect on your health, which may even lead to the development of other conditions.

 

The Benefits of Weighted Blanket

If like me, you don’t like pills, you may improve your sleep quality by purchasing a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets have so much to offer individuals experiencing sleep disorders and other related issues, but it can also be used by individuals who desire to enjoy better sleep quality. The blankets, unlike traditional ones, are designed with extra weight that is aimed at exerting a pressure of the body of users.

Weighted blanket users state that its weight over their body provides them with comforts that feel as though they are being hugged by another individual thus helping them to fall asleep relatively quickly. Also, it is reported that the weight of this type of blankets helps to regulate the level of the stress hormone – cortisol in the body. As already mentioned, stress is the major cause of most sleep disorders, which invariably means less stress may allow you to rest and sleep better.

Furthermore, cortisol is known to adversely affect the level of melatonin which may negatively affect sleep quality. (4) The blanket is also reported to stimulate the production of happiness hormones such as oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. Even though scientific evidence to prove the benefit of weighted blanket for sleep is limited, many users of the linen believe that it is effective for improving their sleep quality. Here are a few possible benefits of weighted blankets:

 

  • Reduces anxiety (5)
  • Increase calmness and relaxation
  • Improves breathing and lung function
  • Alleviate insomnia and improve sleep (6)
  • Improves attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (7)
  • Improves autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (8)

 

Weighted Blanket Fillers

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If you decide to purchase a weighted blanket, you will find that they are filled with either chain, glass beads, glass sands, plastic beads or steel bead. These fillers are used because of their weight and the best filler for you will be dependent on your needs. Weighted blanket makers take steps to ensure that you forget about the existence of these fillers by ensuring that the blankets are heavily padded and properly stitched.

 

Precautions When Using Weighted Blankets

You may think that it is just a blanket hence use it as it pleases you. However, there are a few precautions to take to ensure your safety when using linen. First, weighted blankets have been found to be beneficial for children diagnosed with ADHD but it is advised to consult your medical practitioner before going ahead to use the blanket for kids. This is especially because it is not advised to use the linen for kids below the age of 8 years.

Furthermore, many weighted blanket users claim that the linen helped in improving their breathing and lung performance. This may be true, but it is medically discouraged for individuals diagnosed with conditions like asthma to use a weighted blanket. This is especially because the infected lungs may find it difficult to function properly under the extra weight.

In addition, weighted blankets are available in different weight ranges. It is best to go for a blanket that weights about 10 percent or less of your total body weight. You should also ensure that the weight of the blanket is evenly distributed to all parts at all times.

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Cleaner Pest Control – Human Pest Repellers

It’s true that a city is not a “natural” environment, but it is an urban environment with its own complex ecosystem! Additionally, a city cannot exist/survive with a natural environment. Where does the material to build the skyscrapers come from? Steel is man made but its sub components are natural resources. The food that feeds the city comes from the environment. The waste the city generates is dumped in the environment. And you may feel that you can’t do anything or your actions don’t affect anything, but millions of people share that view, and millions of people can have a harmful impact. If everyone of you adopts small lifestyle changes, such as using less plastic waste, then we can do something! And of course, this is a hard journey- you can’t cut plastic completely, but every little step counts! On that same level we find that most pest removal and pesticides are extremely harmful to the environment. Using things like best ultrasonic pest repeller would be a great way for us to reduce our impact on Earth.

Better Environment Better Future

I understand what you’re saying, and if everyone followed along it would help to a degree. But the real problem is heavy industry, which isn’t going anywhere. A long term fix requires cleaner energy and preserving the actual “natural” environment and less expansion of urban environment.

In the meantimes USA is feeding our own children with glyphosate found in corn, cotton, wheat, and anything with high fructose corn syrup. Even organic food cannot escape trace ammounts. But it’s good to diverse attention to a different country so we can feel sorry for someone else. It is happening here. And Monsanto thanks to Clintons and friends is escaping any punishment.

Plenty of science and peer reviewed research out there showing the damage glyphosate causes. It’s better to err on the side of caution where health is concerned. I say no to glyphosate in my food. Those in favour of it can have my share. Enjoy your poison dose!



Can Someone Make Claims 30 Years later?

I just don’t understand how someone can make claims 30 plus years later.. it hasn’t been a problem all this time and all of a sudden it’s an issue? I don’t understand how most claims are validated after so long.. being scared is one thing but living your entire life without issue and now it’s life changing? Sorry. But I can’t. The whole situation is ridiculous! The government is nothing but a bunch of he said she said five year olds.

Especially if someone feels they won’t be believed or that it will impact their life in a negative way which it has for most. Just because they havnt said anything for years doesnt mean it hasnt been an issue for them for years.

1) She was in therapy for over a decade after the incident.
2) She never reported it out of fear of not being believed, shame that it happened, and fear of social reprisal
3) She came forward when his name hit national attention and felt obligated to say something to his character.

Do you say the same thing when victims of sexual assault by priests come forward years or decades after they were assaulted? I’m guessing no. Dr Ford has sacrificed a lot for this. Her family has received hundreds of credible death threats, she has sacrificed her mental health, her professional reputation, she’s had to move her family due to being under threat of attack in her own home. She’s not doing this for attention, or fame, or money. She came forward because she saw a man that she knew to be a sexual predator and alcoholic being considered for a Supreme Court Justice seat.

Honestly it doesn’t matter at this point, it is mute. It’s been way to long and action should have been taken there. Documents providing her therapy sessions needs to be provided showing that’s what therapy was for, etc. if she’s going to go public now when he’s about to take a major seat then all the air needs to come out. I’m. It up here to debate I’m giving my opinion.

Being able to tell your story and possibly be believed is healing. Also if you have been in therapy, a therapist will suggest that this is part of the healing process as well as a way to help others who may have been hurt by this same person. I truly believe she thought she would get a fair investigation. Speaking from experience, it takes a long time and sometimes never before a victim is prepared to face her/his assailant.

 

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Saudi Arabia Twitter Fight With Canada

Before pointing out about human rights to other countries, Canada first should look after indigenous peoples that for hundreds of years their land forcefully taken and still continue, women and children disappears and they are discriminated in school and other places. It looks that Canada have blind eyes for their own problems.

It’s politic, just push the ball and make the noise.

I don’t approve human right violation anywhere, but, Canada has a lot to do before pointing to anyone else.

Why are we imposing our socio-political values on a country that bears no resemblance to our own? Are we so morally superior that all others ought to bow down before us and bask in our angelic glow?

I’m middle eastern, even though (not a Saudi) but lives in Saudi Arabia… Anyhow, yes i admit our society has it’s flaws, and some of the cultural principles are weird to begin with, but really thank you for pointing out that no one is morally superior than the other, and i could swear that here women are treated way better than men, i swear they can break a queue to get their stuff done and no one would mind, cars will stop to let women cross the road (if a man, he would wait for ever), they are working just as fine and even find jobs faster than males, all im saying maybe the people here don’t really need that kind of activities because i can loudly assume that most women here don’t really want that type of activities.

These are Western driven ideals expressed at a time when the West was the preeminent power. The West isn’t what it once was, although still formidable. But not everyone aspires to these ideals.

These ideals have been in use for such a tiny fraction of human history. If you were to look at just about any time frame in human history, you would not conclude that these ideals were practiced.

Everyone should concentrate on their own affair, look interfering after interfering where the world has come too. We have enough problems here concentrate on that, instead of ordering others.




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