Blankets help us fall asleep.
Blankets create a microclimate: a barrier where the temperature doesn’t change very much. This warms up our skin and the surrounding factors that cool down our body don’t affect us as much. So, we fall asleep faster and have a better and less disturbed sleep.
We feel protected and safe.
Blankets trigger our sense of safety because the most common fear that we had when we were kids was the fear of darkness. So, when that feeling started we would cover ourselves completely. It was our magical getaway that fought our fear and made us feel protected. This feeling of safety still stays with us today when we are under our blankets.
Do you sleep with your blanket on even if it’s hot? Does it help you fall asleep faster?