Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that affects 7.7 million Americans every year. PTSD may occur in individuals who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events, thus weakening their pressure. Some common causes of post-traumatic stress disorder include wars / fights, natural disasters, violence against people and other traumatic events.
Difficulty in sleeping is common in PTSD patients. This may include difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and frequent nightmares or night terrors.
Nightmares may or may not include scenes related to traumatic events, or may contain other seemingly unrelated stress scenes. Either way, they can be derived from stressful experiences.
Heavier blankets are a good way to naturally regulate the sleep cycle. Deep touch pressure can soothe the nervous system, making it easier to fall asleep and relieve the anxiety that causes nightmares.
Weighted blankets help PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious mental illness that requires medical diagnosis. Not everyone who suffers from a traumatic event will suffer from PTSD, but those who suffer from a traumatic event may need all professional help and natural remedies.
Weighted blankets and deep contact stress science can be a good way to calm the body and mind naturally, and help alleviate the common symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety, depression, fear and insomnia. DTP can reduce cortisol, increase serotonin, and help produce melatonin.
Drugs and other therapies may be very beneficial to patients with PTSD, and weighted blankets can be used in conjunction with these therapies to effectively improve sleep quality and improve PTSD symptoms.