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Improve your Sleep Using Blankets and Throws

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on Jan 18, 2022 1:45:52 PM

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Studies have shown that adults need seven or more hours of sleep every night for good health and well-being. But did you know that getting quality sleep is not easy? Getting a good sleep depends on many factors. This may include your environment, physical activity, mental health, what you eat and drink, among others.

Having good quality blankets and throws is one way to improve your sleep every night. They provide the warmth and comfort you deserve for a restful and peaceful sleep. This article looks at ways to use blankets and throws to achieve a night of quality sleep.

Put the Throw on Top of the Blanket on the Bottom of Your Bed

Blankets provide you with warmth at night. Good blankets should be soft and warm enough to create comfort while sleeping. It should fit your bed properly and be able to cover you fully.

For colder nights, you can fold your throw depending on its size and put it on the bottom of your bed to provide warmth to your feet. This is great for people who experience cold feet.

Putting a throw on your blanket at the foot of your bed will also make your room look stylish and attractive.

Spreading the Blanket and Throw on the Bed

Winter calls for warmer attire, starting from your clothes to your beddings. Throws and blankets and is an excellent way to keep yourself warm on chilly nights.

Spreading your blankets and adding a throw on top of the blanket will provide you with the warmth you need for the night. However, some throws are not big enough to cover the bed. You can choose to add a throw on your upper body, midsection or place it according to your liking.

You Can Easily Turn Blankets and Throws into Pillows

Have you ever gone camping without a pillow? Most people who use pillows at night find it difficult to sleep without one. You can fold your throw into a rectangle and use it to support your head to help you sleep better while camping.

You can as well fold the throw into a pillow and use it on your bed while covering yourself with a blanket. Again, they are soft and small and are unlikely to cause neck strain and pain.

Use the Throw to Cover Your Headboard

You can use a blanket or throw it on the headboard if it's made of wood. It adds a unique personal touch and gives it a cozy comfort that will help you sleep throughout the night.

Also, if you place a throw on the headboard, it's easier to reach it when you feel cold at night. It's easier to add it to your blanket to help keep you warm.

Your sleep environment directly affects the quality of sleep you get. Sleeping in a room that looks cozy and one that makes you happy can help boost your sleep.

Take Away

Having quality sleep helps boost your mental health. Always aim to sleep in a comfortable bed for complete rest. Blankets & throws are an excellent way to enhance your sleep. It provides comfort by keeping you warm all night long.

One sleep problem that can be helped with the right blanket is Restless Leg Syndrome. It is a common condition that can vary in levels of severity. Moderate to severe RLS can have detrimental effects on health and often causes insomnia. A variety of natural methods can help with the management of RLS, especially certain blankets.

The science of Deep Touch Pressure makes weighted blankets an excellent option for treating the muscle and nerve discomfort caused by RLS, as well as insomnia.

If you believe that you may be suffering from restless leg syndrome, discuss your symptoms with your primary care provider or contact a sleep clinic for a sleep study. At The Alaska Sleep Clinic, we help diagnose and treat hundreds of Alaskans every year with sleep disorders.

Regular, quality sleep is one of the most important aspects of leading a healthy and happy life. Having an untreated sleep disorder such as restless leg syndrome can not only hamper the quality of your daily life, it can lead to severe health conditions and even accidents from drowsiness if left untreated.

If you live in Alaska and want to get a free sleep assessment from one of our sleep educators, click the link below and get on your way to sleeping restfully through the night.

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