A weighted blanket is a blanket filled with heavier material weighing around 15 pounds and used for therapeutic purposes. When placed on the body, the blanket can produce a calming effect.
what are the benefits of weighted blankets?
People find it most effective at night to help with the effects of sleep anxiety and provide physiological and psychological benefits.
Weighted blankets help reduce symptoms of Fibromyalgia, OCD, Alzheimer's, Autism, Sensory and Panic Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Menopause, and incidents of seizures.
The blanket provides a swaddling, protective feeling that helps to create a sense of security and reduce sleep anxiety.
Simulates Touch Therapy
The deactivation of the nervous system puts your body in "rest mode", diminishing hyperactivity and lowering your heart rate for an overall calming effect.
what does a weighted blanket do?
A weighted blanket acts like a hug, using deep pressure to make the user feel more secure. Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) has been used to treat symptoms of autism, sensory processing disorder, and depression.
People with anxiety or those who have trouble sleeping often find success when they replace their comforter with a weighted blanket.
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