Beautiful internet friends! Have you ever had the experience of something ariving just like literally on the perfect day? That happened today with this lovely package. I am super excited to let you know that this is technically a sponsored video but also I reached out to this company because I wanted to try this forever. This is a weighted blanket. If you’ve been following my channel for a little while you know that I talk a lot about anxiety and depression and issues sleeping, especially issue sleeping since amputation, and anxiety has skyrocketed. With all the life changes I think it’s just been really difficult because I feel like everything’s unstable and like with more changes like heading back into surgery and not being able to walk and like the differences in body image and just like all of that I was really spiked anxiety in general and also made it so that I cannot sleep without some kind of sleep aid like anxiety and depression are things I have struggled with for a while I have some tools to deal with them but I’ve always been able to sleep but I have not been resting is like this foreign concept to me I’m up until the early hours of the morning like attempting to sleep I’ll take zzzquil don’t really want to be taking drugs so with that said I wanted to try something else I will brandish these at you if you catch the joke from another video weighted blankets are known to promote rest and really help with anxiety and so those are like the two biggest issues I’ve been having cardboard oh is useful so this one is the it’s heavy which is delightful the degrees of comfort weighted blanket what’s really cool about this one I’m excited to try then it comes with a cover so I can actually wash it given the dog hair situation also a cool thing about it that I liked more than other wave Lincoln’s I’ve looked at is that it comes with a second cover – one for like hot weather and cold weather when you’re dealing with weight on you it can get a little bit warm having be cool duvet cover option is super helpful but it is really cold in Colorado so I’m gonna stick with you warm one for now like actually super soft too not only will it smother away my anxiety but it is comfy like I said this one is by degrees of comfort I’ll put a link down below but I actually want to try this out and let you guys know how it actually is have you ever tried a weighted blanket before let me know and though I’m interested what your experience with them has been so you guys know that I am a really big advocate accounts but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy do you have an appointment in about an hour and I find that my anxiety tends to kind of start to skyrocket the closer I get to that time that I would take a nap actually before I go and I will let you guys know how it goes with my new fancy way to blanket please super nice see okay so this analogy might sound weird you know like when you’re upset and someone gives you like a big tight hug and it helps this almost feels like that like having pressure around me feel safe I think are you gonna help is she still there guys and now I need to get up to do stuff but I really don’t want to so I actually have to get up and get ready to go to counseling but honestly I feel like this does something and I haven’t even been laying down that long just like 20 minutes like I’ve always heard that deep pressure or compression can be really therapeutic and I’ve never really given it a shot I see why people say that it’s helpful because it actually is I felt really taken care of…
That sounds very lame to say about a blanket but, I don’t know I like this helps. Now off to counseling! Well good morning again my lovely friends I wanted to give you kind of like a 24-hour check-in about the weighted blanket and anxiety in general. I went to counseling yesterday it’s not always a blast. So last night it was a little bit challenging and I did use the weighted blanket to go to sleep and actually felt super nice. Again you might think that having 15 pounds would like feel like a lot or suffocating or anything like that – polar opposite, it was super comforting and like the weight distribution was really good, so I didn’t feel like there was too much weight on any part of my body.
Actually I had Brian try it also he weirdly really liked it! He usually doesn’t go for alternative anything, but he liked it and I think I’ll get him one as a gift. Anxiety is such a weird thing because it’s not rational. Like I know that like I’m safe there’s no impending doom but my body likes to tell me that there’s like a tiger about a jump of the room and ruin everything and so it just feels like my heart’s beating out of my chest all the time and like I can’t breathe often and that gets the worst at night which is why this is really nice to have and it just felt calming and relaxing and is a really good tool I will add it to my arsenal of things to combat anxiety to actually get better rest which heaven knows I need really hopeful that it will continue to promote like better rest without having to take any kind of medication I didn’t take anything except like a little bit as equal last night and I was able to go to sleep a hopeful positive result I will keep you updated as time goes on but I did rest pretty well last night I’m curious what other people’s experience has been with weighted blankets has it helped anxiety or rest leave me a comment in the comment section below also like I said the link to purchase this blanket in particular which I honestly really liked there are a lot of options out there but most of them don’t come with a couple covers especially for pet owners or if you live in a climate where it’s hot and cold it’s pretty nice to have a couple different options for the covers also I would love to hear any tips and tricks that you guys have for dealing with anxiety and getting good rest in general.
I look forward to chatting with you guys in the comments section below as always I love you, thank you for your support, I’ll talk to you in the next video! Bye, guys! -Jo <3.