With Singapore’s Covid-19 cases soaring, work from home becoming the default and our restrictions constantly evolving, we won’t blame you if your stress and anxiety levels are at an all-time high right now.
Thankfully, we live in an era where we have fantastic and innovative solutions for issues that have plagued us for years.
This World Mental Health Day, we share with you five interesting items you never thought you needed to help combat your stress and anxiety.
1. Weighted blankets
Weighted blankets have yet to become very popular in Singapore but if you have yet to hear of them or try these out yourselves, you are missing out.
A weighted blanket is essentially a therapeutic blanket that can weigh anywhere from five to 30 pounds. It is intended to replicate deep pressure stimulation which can relax the nervous system and relieve pain.
They can also reduce nighttime levels of cortisol as well. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can really affect our sleep and bodily functions.
You simply need to pick a blanket that is appropriate for your personal weight and needs and you are well on your way to the most relaxing sleep of your life.