5 Ways To Decompress With a Weighted Blanket

Nicki Odom

Take Nap Time When Your Kids Nap


Mommy Self Care 

I get the girls down for their naps, I draw the curtains, and pull my cooling weighted blanket up to my chin to get the deepest relaxation I can.

Find Time For Reading Or Journaling


Putting it out in the world somehow makes my heart feel lighter.

Mental and emotional stress can carry just as heavily as physical stress at times, so we need to find outlets for relaxation against all of those.


Get Comfortable For Work


Truly get in the zone and get my creative juices flowing

I make sure I have my favorite beverage and all my utensils I need to get the jobs done and nestle in for a long work session.

Go Screen Free At Least 1 Hour Before Bedtime


Our minds need time to rest.

This can be such a hard task, especially when your work is on computers and social media, but I have been doing this for quite some time now and it makes such a huge difference in the type of sleep I get.

Deep Breathing Exercises


Sometimes the stress gets all too much.

Try to take at least 5 minutes a day, usually in the morning before I start my day, to get in some breathing exercises.

Dealing with your tension and getting the best rest possible is not only good for your health, but helps your family too. I know I am a much better mom, wife, friend, and daughter when I have cared for myself.

- Nicki Odom