Stress has become a normal part of life, everyone feels it from one degree to another. Healthy individuals allow stress to motivate them into action, resulting in higher self-esteem and overall feelings of well being.
Most people find it difficult shutting off our body's natural stress responses and triggers. A Dreamhug™ weighted blanket can be a cheap, safe and effective way to calm ourselves down during the evening and prepare us for bedtime. The heavy weight of the blanket tricks your brain into thinking you’re being hugged. This results in a feeling of pleasure from the dopamine, elevated mood from the serotonin, and feelings of bonding and social adhesion from the oxytocin. The increase in these happy chemicals causes a decrease in activity from Hypothalamus/Pituitary/Adrenal (HPA) axis, the area responsible for triggering the stress response. Used in combination with your doctor's recommendations, we believe that the Dreamhug™ weighted blanket can help people suffering from stress fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.