Sleeping Pills vs Weighted Blanket. You decide.

Every sleep aid has it’s pros and cons but, what about one of the most popular methods of sleeping pills? They may help you fall asleep quickly, but not without consequence. While they are one of the most recommended sleep aids, they do come with their own set of side effects. 

The range of effects of using sleeping pills range from mild to severe including: 

-Change in appetite




-Memory loss

-Stomach issues

-General weakness

There is also the risk of allergic reaction which may lead to a pounding heart, chest pain, blurred vision, and even facial swelling.  The more you use sleeping pills, the more your body will depend on them. After using sleeping pills, there is the risk of chemical dependency which can cause withdrawal, anxiety when the medication is not available, and even frequent memory loss. 

There are several other natural alternatives to try to help yourself fall asleep faster without needing to utilize sleeping pills. For the purpose of this article, we’ll be looking at the Dozeology Weighted Blanket. With the Dozeology weighted blanket, you are using Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation to release the natural chemical in your brain called serotonin, this is the chemical that makes it easier for you to feel calm and fall asleep quickly. In addition to helping you fall asleep faster, serotonin helps boost your mood. Weighted blankets are becoming more and more popular because of their natural ability to help the body do what it’s supposed to do to help you relax at the end of a long day. They provide a firm but gentle pressure which ultimately leads to a pretty blissful sleep. 

With our weighted blanket, there is no risk of allergic reaction as our blanket cover is made from 100% 160GSM high-quality cotton. That means it’s gentle, breathable, and soft. It’s the perfect material to hug you all night long. In addition to being virtually hypo-allergenic, the beads in our weighted blanket are made of glass so they will rock and roll with you if you’re prone to rolling around or moving in your sleep. It is kept together by innovative double stitch technology to ensure that there are no leaky beads, meaning the beads won’t come out of the blanket, but they also won’t come out of their piece of the blanket which keeps the weight evenly distributed throughout the blanket and throughout the night. If you’ve been looking for a great natural alternative to help you get to sleep faster, give our weighted blanket a try!