The Weighted Blanket that Scientifically Puts You to Sleep; Helps with Anxiety, Depression and Autism


Weighted blankets have become very popular in the last several years due to their benefits. However, this is not the newest trend; they have been used for years successfully.

What Is A Weighted Blanket?

Just as the name indicates, weighted blankets are uniquely designed to be heavier than the standard blanket. These blankets usually weight between 4 and 30 pounds and filled with natural materials or plastic beads.

How does the weighted blanket work

Created to resemble the benefits of  DTP (deep touch pressure therapy that increases the release of serotonin), weighted blankets have been found to help with anxiety; they can increase oxytocin in the brain and help people with sensory processing disorders feel calmer.

Serotonin is a chemical in the body that causes relaxation. Weighted blankets are especially great for kids with autism as they tend to be low in serotonin. Additionally, weighted blankets are great anxiety, depression, ODC, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.

Weighted Blankets for Anxiety

Research has found that adults and children who use weighted blankets show lower levels of anxiety. In a study published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders, researchers confirmed “The application of deep pressure, through for example weighted vests and blankets, has been reported to produce a calming and relaxing effect in clinical conditions… Applying deep pressure has been shown to be beneficial for children with high levels of anxiety or arousal and deep pressure touch may also alleviate anxiety. There are also anecdotal reports suggesting that the elderly who suffer from anxiety and dementia may find relief from deep pressure touch and many nursing homes are experimenting with weighted blankets.”

The weighted blanket can help these disorders and situations

•ASD (AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER)

•ADD / ADHD

•AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS

•AGITATION

•BRAIN TRAUMA INJURIES

•CANCER ANXIETY

•CEREBRAL PALSY

•CHARGE SYNDROME

•CHEMO ANXIETY

•DENTAL ANXIETY

•ALZHEIMER’S

•ANXIETY DISORDER

•ASPERGER’S SYNDROME

•BI-POLAR DISORDER

•DOWN SYNDROME

•FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

•PARKINSON’S DISEASE

•PDD-NOS

•POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

•RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

•RESTLESS SLEEP

•RETT’S SYNDROME

•SEIZURE DISORDER

•SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER

•TENSION

•TOURETTE’S SYNDROME

•FIBROMYALGIA

•INSOMNIA

•MENOPAUSE

•OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

•PAIN


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