Weighted Blankets For Anxiety And Insomnia

Weighted Blankets For Anxiety And Insomnia

One of the most significant ways calming blankets improve overall quality of life and promote wellness is by decreasing the symptoms and effects of insomnia. Between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Chronic, long-term insomnia can have devastating effects on the body such as obesity, mood disturbances, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease. <br> Now, more than ever, we need help getting to sleep, and weighted blankets can be one of the most effective natural methods to ease the symptoms and effects of insomnia. <br> The weighted blanket’s evenly applied pressure stimulates the PNS to calm down the SNS, promoting relaxation and producing endorphins. <br> Since stress, anxiety, and general over-stimulation throughout the day are the most common contributors to insomnia, one of the natural benefits of weighted blankets is decreased insomnia symptoms and the increase the ability to fall asleep naturally and stay asleep longer.

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Weighted Blanket For Stress And Anxiety

Weighted Blanket For Stress And Anxiety

when it is bedtime and we try to get that much needed night of sleep, we need to calm down, letting our minds and bodies relax. Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health issue in the U.S. Often, hectic lives can result in a sensory overload that overwhelms the nervous system, triggering an onset of chronic anxiety and its symptoms. <br> By slowing the heart rate, increasing circulation, and stilling the body, Deep Touch Pressure gently forces the body to relax, thus calming the mind as well. <br> Weighted blankets - sometimes called stress blankets or calming blankets - can be a great way to naturally restore the hormonal balances needed in the brain to provide a good night’s sleep. <br> DTP can also soothe the over-stimulated sensory system, promoting a sense of calm.

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weighted Blanket Autism

weighted Blanket Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by difficulty in communication, social interactions and repetitive thoughts or behaviors. <br> Unfortunately, individuals on the autism spectrum often get caught in a whirlwind of repetitive anxious thoughts or feelings, keeping the Sympathetic Nervous System in high alert. <br> This overstimulation often results in difficulty concentrating, increased anxiety in social situations, and trouble sleeping. <br> Deep Touch Pressure is widely accepted as a highly effective therapy for autistic individuals, and weighted blankets have been used by occupational therapists for years in autistic communities. <br> Weighted blankets can be a great tool for managing anxiety related symptoms for individuals on the autism spectrum with its use of tactile sensory input to calm the nervous system.

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Weighted Blanket And ADHD

Weighted Blanket And ADHD

Individuals with ADHD may experience trouble focusing on school work or detail-oriented tasks, easily forget or lose their belongings, behave impulsively, take unnecessary risks, and sometimes struggle to get along with their peers. <br> ADHD is also aggravated by sensory overload. People with ADHD are unable to process the plethora of stimuli they encounter every day, and react with inappropriate responses. The calming effects of DTP help calm the nervous system, making weighted blankets a popular resource for ADHD management. <br> People with ADHD often find it helpful to wrap up in a weighted blanket when transitioning from times of physical activity to quiet work. Using a weighted blanket about 20 minutes before homework time or bedtime can greatly help individuals with ADHD make the transition more easily.

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Weighted Blanket And Restless Leg Syndrome

Weighted Blanket And Restless Leg Syndrome

Symptoms of RLS are usually most severe at night, or during periods of rest and inactivity. <br> Millions of Americans suffer from RLS and are seeking natural ways to ease their symptoms, especially the insomnia that often accompanies the disease. <br> Weighted blankets apply pressure evenly to the legs, essentially hugging them in a firm grasp and helping them to stay still. <br> The tactile input of DTP can also help calm the nerves in the legs that are over-reacting and wanting to move constantly. The Deep Touch Pressure used with weighted calming blankets can help relax the muscles, calm the mind, and improve symptoms of RLS, especially at night.

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Weighted Blanket For Depression Anxiety

Weighted Blanket For Depression Anxiety

The weighted blanket is a natural tool to help control disease and its oppressive symptoms. Heavy blankets can be controlled and suppressed by deep touch pressure (DTP). Aggravated blankets are a popular resource for insomnia and many other physical, mental, and emotional problems (including depression). Understanding how the body responds to touch is essential to understanding how DTP can help treat depression.

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Weighted Blanket PTSD

Weighted Blanket PTSD

Medications and other therapies may be very beneficial to patients with PTSD, and aggravated blankets can be used in conjunction with these therapies to effectively improve the overall quality of life, especially the sleep / wake cycle.

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