A Weighted Blanket can help sooth, calm, and regulate both children AND adults with sensory processing challenges, because it is like a warm hug which conforms to the body to relax the entire nervous system.
When it comes to the 5 senses, specifically, the touch sense, our bodies are like millions of live wires. Different touches have different effects on us. For instance, a deep and prolonged touch is transmitted to the brain as calming and non-threatening, and releases the feel good chemical in our brain called Serotinin. This neuro-chemical regulates mood, suppresses pain, calms the body and mind and reduces anxiety. Eventually, it converts into the chemical Melatonin, which further relaxes the brain and is helpful in initiating sleep.
While the deep pressure of a weighted blanket isn’t suitable for everyone, many have seen immediate positive results in their ability to sleep, sit still, focus and relax when using various weighted products. Ultimately, weighted blankets are a non-chemical way to help people of all ages and cognition levels. It is important, however, to understand that there are different blanket weights for different body weights. Ensure that you have the correctly weighted blanket by consulting with our professionals. The formula typically is 10% of the user’s body weight plus an additional 1 –2 pounds.
Calming Comfort Weighted Blankets are custom ordered for size, weight and choice of material color.
NOTE: The Weighted Blanket should not be used with people who have respiratory distress issues or who find the pressure of the blanket on their chest difficult to breathe under.