Sleep is always a hot topic of discussion in our Facebook Group, whether sharing tips for a more restful eight hours (ha! as if!), recommending special blankets or acupuncture, suggesting diet modifications (no alcohol or sugar make all the difference, alas), trying new pre-bedtime routines … or even just giving up, embracing the night, and binge-watching Netflix.
These weighted blankets are pricey, but by all reports seem to alleviate all kinds of stress, anxiety, and insomnia; symptoms (of peri-menopause, menopause, life!) with which we are all too familiar. Woolfer Jenny Lombard says, “Love mine. Sleep with it every night since May. Really helps.” Nina bought one for her college-age daughter and it made her (briefly) a hero. There are a bunch of brands on the market, but we hear great things about DreamHug and The Magic Blanket.
Sometimes there’s no better way to relax into a good nights sleep than spending a little time taking care of yourself. If you’ve got a partner who’s willing to rise to the occasion that’s a valid option as well, but if not we’ve got some helpful tools below.
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