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So I have anxiety. I have had it for quite some time, however I never really noticed it until I got pregnant with the small human. About 2 or three months into my pregnancy, I started having panic attacks, and the thought of having to do something made me freak out. At first I thought it was just my hormones.... has to be right ? I was growing a baby, so why wouldn't I be losing it? I thought it would go away. Well I was wrong, it only got worse as my pregnancy progressed. I was constantly on edge about EVERYTHING! My biggest stress was the constant fear of having another miscarriage. So every time the small human went to long without moving the anxiety and fear set it. Then the world would tell me how to be a mom, and life and everything else compiled. I would overthink everything. Including taking a shower. Yes folks that is right I had to seriously talk myself into a shower and be able to stay in the water long enough to actually take a shower. Then I thought it would go away after the baby was born....Again God smiled and said nope. So now here I am three years later, with anxiety, I know as long as I stay in my routine, I am fine. I like monotony. It really is not a bad thing.
I have been asked how I keep my anxiety under control like I do and while I appear calm on the outside, I am losing my crap on the inside. Sleep and coffee is what I tell everyone. However there is so much more than just sleep and coffee that plays in it. I have my happy place. Which is with my husband and I am snuggled up under my blanket. I have always looked into a weighted blanket, and usually they are advertised for Autism and to aid in sleep. But Someone told me to check it out to help with my anxiety.
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So here I am partnered with SensaCalm to put it to the test. You can create your own custom blanket, Which I recommend! The ordering process was slightly different for me but I did a mock run through of the exact blanket I got so I could check out the ordering process. So first and foremost, when you are ordering DO NOT ORDER YOUR BLANKET TO FIT YOUR BED!!! You must order the blanket to fit
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SensaCalm all started with one woman. Donna Chambers. Until 2008 Donna had never heard of a weighted blanket. When her grandson was Diagnosed with Autism, it was then that she had heard about these therapy blankets. After trying to find a weighted blanket for her grandson, and being disappointed in what she was finding. So she decided she would make one. With the help of a friend, and some trial and error, they did it. And thus Sensa Calm was born! All of their blankets are high quality, made right here in the US. They do offer more than just Sensory Blankets. They offer Weighted Wraps, Lap pads, As well as Toys, Lotions, Oils, Vests and SO MUCH MORE.
Here is the run down of my experience with the blanket. I have found I am sleeping much deeper. So I am more well rested in the morning. The first few weeks I had the blanket, I had all three kids in the house, I was working 55 hours a week, and I was a mess. So When I started to melt down I would just go to bed. I curled up with my blanket and just calmed down. But I really could not put it to the test until I was without it.
Enter the Arizona Trip. Me and the small human where set to board a plane on July 2nd, fly 1400 miles away and stay for eight days. Now don't get me wrong, This trip was something we both needed. I am so grateful to have been able to take it. I am especially grateful to my family for helping make that happen. However I was about to be well out of my routine. I literally over thought everything on the morning of our flight. Which of course triggers an anxiety attack. So here we go. By the end of day I had hit my monthly quote of anxiety attacks. I just wanted my blanket and my husband and both of which where back in northern Idaho... I made due. The remainder of my trip was fairly well enjoyed, I spent the much needed time with my family and my adoptive family, But at night I was tossing and turning, I was staying up so much later than normal, and of course the anxiety. So when I returned home, The first thing I did was snuggle down with my blanket! Almost instantly I was ready to sleep and good heavens did I sleep. I slept so deep and peacefully. The same thing the next night.
I have had such a wonderful experience with the blanket, and the company as a whole! If you know someone or you yourself needs a blanket like this in your life, I highly encourage you to test it out!
You can order your blanket on there site https://www.sensacalm.com/
** this post is not a paid post. all of the opinions thoughts and words are my own. As always I encourage my readers to the product for themselves and formulate their own thoughts and opinions. SensaCalm did Sponsor this review and provided me with a blanket free of charge to facilitate this review**