Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Resting under the firm yet gentle pressure of a weighted blanket is used to help treat autism, but can be beneficial for the general population

Weighted blankets have been used for many years to treat autism spectrum disorder, but the calming affect offered by these blankets will with glass beads can help those with insomnia.  When our Sympathetic Nervous System is on high alert from daily stressors, similar to what those with autism face with a greater magnitude, it can be difficult for people to calm down and get the deep sleep they need at the end of the day.  The weighted blanket provides Deep Touch Pressure allowing for production of dopamine and serotonin, the “happy hormones.”

This could be a great to tool to add to your autism treatment routine for your child, or even to increase your sense of relaxation at the end of a long day.  For more information on weighted blankets read more using the links provided: