12 Products to Help You Combat Stress and Anxiety

Stress can easily affect us. It can come from the littlest of things, like whether or not you remembered to turn the iron off. But research shows that the most common sources of stress stem from much larger issues.

In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, the future of the United States was newly named as a common source of stress, up there with money and work.

Yet even when anxiety seems to be at an all-time high, there are easy ways to reduce it. A recent 2017 study reports that working out in group fitness classes may lower stress by 26 percent. But for those of us without the time or means to access a gym membership, there are a variety of new products specifically designed for coping with stress and anxiety.

To help you choose which one is best for you, we’ve rounded up 12 that have people buzzing right now.

For a touch of Zen: Relax-O-Ring

  • Price: $4.95
  • Try it for: triggering positive energy

Is it fashion or reflexology? Good news: It’s both. Simply slip this copper-plated ring on when you need a little boost. The Relax-O-Ring’s coils are designed to give your fingers a little massage and stimulate your reflex points and energy zones. It may be perfect for when you’re at work and want to avoid that post-lunch crash, or if you’re in need of a meditative pick-me-up before a big meeting.

For a soothing snuggle: Gravity blanket

  • Price: $249
  • Try it for: getting a better night’s sleep

If you can’t sleep because something’s weighing on your mind, try shifting that weight — to your bedding. The Gravity blanket is a heavy-feeling cover engineered to be 7 to 12 percent of your body weight. The blanket can help calm your nervous system by giving you the sensation of being hugged or embraced. The science behind it is pressure-point stimulation. This may improve your mood and make you more relaxed. (Chalk it up to that serotonin and melatonin release.)

For a scent-sation: Stimtastic Waves aromatherapy diffuser locket

  • Price: $12
  • Try it for: on-the-go aromatherapy

Now your favorite essential oils can be found right under your nose. Simply look to this pretty aromatherapy locket, the inside of which acts as a diffuser. Drop your oils in, close it up, and breathe deeply. Aromatherapy has been linked to a ton of benefits, like boosting the immune system, relieving pain, and reducing anxiety.

This accessory has fashion sense, too. It comes with six different colored discs, so you can always match it with your outfit. Another plus: The locket and chain are made of hypoallergenic stainless steel. This makes it a great accessory for sensitive skin.

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