Weighted Blankets are becoming very popular as they are helping many people affected by sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, ADHD & Autism. It’s a heavy blanket that is usually filled with a material that will weigh it down such as beads or pellets.
To order a customized weighted blanket, please contact Alka
Pressure from WB is similar to a hug, gives warmth & sense of security.
It is known to reduce & manage symptoms of:
1. Sleep disorders :-
2. Anxiety & Depression
4. Restlessness due to Autism & ADHD
5. Nervous disorders
Studies & Research conducted by Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders & others have shown following benefits of Weighted Blankets :-
Enhances Oxytocin – this peptide hormone helps in relaxation & wellbeing.
Releases Dopamine & Serotonin – Deep touch pressure stimulates release of these natural chemicals that have calming effect & combats anxiety, stress & depression.
Boosts Melatonin – Release of this hormone promotes sleep & soothing environment that helps reduce stress, restlessness & insomnia.
Reduces Cortisol – Studies have shown WB help reduce this stress hormone that has negative effect on blood sugar, digestion & immunity.
Helps in ADHD condition – WB are known to help calm ADHD patients. Study of 42 ADHD kids showed reduced time to fall asleep & number of awakenings at night.
Helps students focus – School noises & intense colors challenge children with sensory processing disorders like Autism. Researchers believe firm yet gentle pressure helps children’s anxiety & helps them stay focused & sleep better.
Eases pain – Many people say WB helps relieve pain. WB aka gravity blanket helps ‘ground’ the body during sleep by pushing it downwards thus creating calming effect.
Study by Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine suggested grounding helps sleep & reduce cortisol level especially in women and helps better sleep & less stress.
Aids elderly people – Helps elderly through better & sound sleep