Since this pandemic started, every Motzei Shabbat I have sleeping issues. I always had a light sleep. But these days I end up wide awake all night, then tired on Sunday.
I can’t put my finger on the reason for it, probably because I’m not doing so much on Shabbat. Well, it is what it is.
I tried to find a solution for it. I read a lot about weighed blanket.
Research suggests weighted blankets may benefit people with anxiety, autism and insomnia, etc.
Weighted blankets are therapeutic blankets that weigh between 3 to 9 kg. The pressure from the extra weight on our body mimics a therapeutic technique called Deep Pressure Stimulation, that help to relax the nervous system. Is addition to that, it might relieve pain, reduce anxiety & improve the mood. With weighted blankets, the same pressure comes from having the blanket wrapped around the body.
After reading this I ended up ordering it. I was hoping it would do the job. It arrived mid-week. I was excited.
On the first night it felt like heavy weight on my body. I pushed it away from me. Couldn’t move with it… it felt like I can’t turn to the sides. By the way, on the box it says that it might take a while to get used to it…so I kept my expectations low.
On the second night I slept like a baby. My sleep was so deep, I think I never slept like this before. It seemed to me that I fell asleep straight away and went into deep sleep mode that I can’t even remember if I moved at night.
On the third night, same deep sleep. I couldn’t believe it.
The fourth night was just fabulous. I woke up like a new person.
I think I can definitely get used to this.
For dinner, my daughter made a taco-buffet. She didn’t let me go in the kitchen, which was very suspicious. Then she made the taco itself and the dips. She wrote a sign how much each taco costs and we had to pay in hugs and kisses after we ate. In the buffet we could choose between cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, feta and boiled egg. As of me? I just put everything together mixed. It was beyond amazing! So yummmm, i couldn’t stop licking my fingers…