16 Mar Can Weighted Blankets Cure Your Sleep Issues?
Deep pressure touch stimulation is a method meant to bring a relaxing and calming feeling to those who are anxious, distressed, or suffer from sensory issues. Famed autistic professor, Temple Grandin, played a major role in developing deep pressure touch stimulation therapy and wrote about her findings in this article. Weighted blankets were developed as an option for deep pressure touch stimulation therapy and were traditionally used in occupational therapy for children with autism and other sensory disorders.
After child therapists found success with treating patients on the autism spectrum with weighted blankets and other deep pressure touch stimulation methods, the use of this therapy branched out to treat other psychological issues related to low serotonin levels, such as depression, anxiety, aggression, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, and insomnia. Many patients found the calming effects of a weighted blanket alleviated their symptoms as well as prescribed drug therapy. Weighted blankets are designed to distribute pressure over the entire body, giving you the feel of being held or hugged while targeting pressure points that relieve anxiety and stress associated with sleeping issues. To learn more about weighted blankets for sleep issues, click here.
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