At the start of November, there’s a day known as ‘University Defection Day’, which in the past has been 12th November, the day when freshers are most likely to drop out of University.
We’ve found that a staggering 1 in 12 students drop out of University within their first year!
With this shocking statistic, Sumo Sleep, a company that specialises in weighted blankets, wanted to have a look at why people might drop out of university and how their products can help.
Some students may be likely to drop out of University because they struggle with the transition, moving away from home, missing those home comforts and struggling to deal with stress from a new workload.
When we are feeling these things, it can play havoc with our sleep routine, reducing the amount and quality of sleep that we crave.
Sleep is important to help the brain function properly. Depriving your brain of sleep can even have a negative impact on your social skills, reducing your ability to recognise social cues and expressions of anger and happiness.
By having regular, good quality sleep, it can improve your problem-solving skills, increase your ability to remember things and enhance your concentration levels – extra important when in lectures!
Consider a weighted blanket
A weighted blanket may be able to help with some of your student woes!
Inspired by science, Sumo Sleep Weighted Blankets are filled with quality micro-glass beads instead of the typical plastic pellets that are bad for the environment. These blankets are covered in a luxurious quilted cover and available in three different weights depending on your own weight.
Wrap this weighted blanket around you and it will feel like you’re getting a hug.
A weighted blanket can help you feel secure and the joy from the embrace can help alleviate stress, boost mood and reduce anxiety.
It creates pressure on your body, allowing the release of a chemical that tells your body you’re ok and that you’re safe and secure.
A weighted blanket can set you back a fair bit, but in the run up to Christmas, what better present would you want for Christmas!? If it helps improve your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety and makes you feel more at home, then it’s priceless!
For more information about weighted blankets, visit the site here: https://www.sumosleep.co.uk/products/sumo-weighted-blanket