Updated: December 20, 2019 Anxiety can be best-described as a feeling of unease. It is often triggered by thought, but sometimes without thought at all. It affects people in many different ways. People with anxiety often describe the general feeling as if a cloud were over them, casting a shadow on their thought. This is why anxiety is often described as a kind of darkness. It’s important to note that anxiety is a normal human behaviour. Everyone experiences it, but some people experience it more often and more intensely than others. Anxiety becomes a problem when it starts to affect your life and well-being. You might experience insomnia, fear of social situations, a feeling of dread or impending doom, and physical symptoms like sickness and a rapid heart rate. If you suffer from anxiety, you may know these symptoms all too well. The treatment for which differs from patient to patient. One of the most promising treatments for anxiety is a therapy called Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS). This is enabled by using a weighted blanket at home, which can be worn around the house or when you go to bed.