Relieve Stress & Improve Sleep
Weighted blankets have become a popular sleep accessory over the past decade. These blankets create a sensation known as “grounding” that applies moderate pressure which reduces the production of cortisol, a steroid hormone triggered by stress. Medical Studies have shown that sleeping, or even just relaxing with a weighted blanket has many positive affects to the body. The use of a weighted blanket can be beneficial in people with the following conditions:
Restless Leg Syndrome
Anxiousness and Panic
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The Sleep Tight Weighted Blanket is designed to give the sensation of a hug, and the hugging sensation releases oxytocin in the body. It then has trickle-down effects throughout the body, causing a decrease in heart rate and a drop in the stress hormones cortisol and norepinephrine. There's also some evidence that oxytocin can improve immune function and pain tolerance.
Weighted blankets should be tailored to the individual user. Experts claim that most adults will reach peak comfort under a blanket that weighs roughly 10% of their own body weight.
Children may also use weighted blankets; for most kids, a blanket weighing 10% of their body weight will yield the best results. However, weighted blankets carry health and safety risks for children under eight years of age; kids in this age group should avoid using a weighted blanket unless it has been prescribed by a physician or licensed therapist.
Mobility issues have been on the rise the past decade. A recent study reveals that canes, walkers and other mobility aids are now used by about one-quarter of American seniors, and nearly 10% of seniors use more than one mobility device. Several factors have contributed to this jump, such as an aging population and seniors desire to keep mobile as they age. Fewer are entering nursing homes which means they are living at home and need access to devices that can make life easier as they age. Home health care has grown considerably the past few years as seniors have decided to age in place, and this has impacted the innovation of products that make living at home safer and easier.
Many times people with mobility issues and back problems have trouble reaching out and grabbing objects. Those who have faced some kind of surgery or are suffering from a debilitating medical condition may find reaching out, bending, and other moments quite inconvenient. A reaching grabber tool in the form of a cane is an immensely helpful product that allows people to grasp things without having to strain their back or bend their body. These devices can be easily adjusted to pick up a small piece of paper from the floor, or even a book from the shelf or a jar from the table. The remarkable new handy canes provide a comfortable grip and many other features that make them convenient and highly useful medical aids for many.
Rather than simply functioning as a standard cane, the Handy Cane is a revolutionary walking cane that features a built in reaching grabber engineered to act as a helping hand. The walking cane tips provide an incredibly strong foothold for extra stability while strolling along, and an iron fist to snag whatever you need. You would no longer need to bend your knees or back – just use the Handy Cane with grabber/reacher to help you walk, reach and grasp. The canes are specifically made for supporting the weight of up to 350 pounds in a closed position and picking up the objects as tiny as a penny and as heavy weighted as a bottle of wine or a jar of a tomato sauce – up to five pounds.