Why can’t we sleep without a blanket, even on a hot night
You find yourself turning and turning around at night, as the only thing that helps you out is your blanket. They seem to have magical power and as we cover ourselves, we fall asleep faster. Since even hot nights are no different.
There are a few reasons why we should be related to them and once you know why it all makes sense.
We found out why we use our blankets and now with this article we will share it with all of you.
The blankets regulate body temperature.
We are considered warm-blooded creatures, which means that our bodies regulate their internal temperature, and this is what helps us to stay warm. However, when we’re in a deep sleep, all of our control fades away – that’s when we seek help from the things around us. Blankets help our bodies to control and maintain the temperature we need.
An essential part of our bedtime routine.
Blankets have an essential role in our lives as they are also an essential part of our bedtime routine.
We are also “creatures of habits” and this has a huge impact on why we need blankets. We use blankets all our lives and it has been embossed into our routines ever since, even if it isn’t about feeling safe. Therefore, when we go to bed and cover ourselves with a blanket, our body then meets a signal that it is time to sleep.
Blankets reduce stress as well as anxiety.
Serotonin is one of the “happy” chemicals that play an important role in keeping us happy and calm. When we are feeling stressed and anxious, it is difficult to fall asleep. However, once we cover ourselves, the amount of this chemical increases and these feelings begin to fade.
Blankets help us sleep.
Blankets create a microclimate: a barrier under which the temperature does not change much. As this warms our skin, the surrounding factors that cool our bodies do not affect us much. Therefore, we fall asleep faster and get better and less disturbed sleep.
We feel protected and safe.
Blankets evoke our sense of safety because the most common fear we had as children was the fear of the dark. So, when this feeling started, we were completely covering ourselves up. It was our magical haven that fought our fears and made us feel protected. This feeling of security still exists today when we’re under our blankets.
Do you prefer to sleep with your blanket, even if it is hot? Does it help you fall asleep faster?