Did you know that the average person will sleep for 229,961 hours in their lifetime? Considering I’ll be spending one third of my life asleep, I might as well set up a sleep den made from gold, right? Along with a memory-foam pillow, which I’ve lovingly named “mem-fox” and an essential oil diffuser, I’ve added the Neptune weighted blanket to my sweet-dreams kit.
Weighted blankets have been used for years in the medical community and said to help people settle down from stressful situations, relax quicker and sleep deeper. They’ve been popular among those with ADHD, anxiety, insomnia or autism. Getting into bed with a Neptune blanket is like diving into a full-body hug from someone you love – it’s truly so comforting, safe and warm.
So what makes the blanket so heavy? Lots and lots of non-toxic, environmentally friendly glass beads distributed evenly inside the blanket. The weighted blanket is said to offer Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS), helping to produce the happiness chemicals we’re all craving daily. I also love the beautiful dark-grey velvet doona that showcases the glass beads.