The blankets are usually used during sleep to protect the body from cold temperatures. However, weighted blanket turned out to have more functionality than just protecting the body temperature, which overcome insomnia and restless.
At first glance, the use of weighted blanket and insomnia and anxiety like not having a relationship. However weighted blanket has an effect like giving a hug same gentle pressure to the body. Light pressure like a hug from Weighted Blanket This could help calm the nervous system in the body.
When Weighted Blanket gives light pressure on the body gently, occurred the production of serotonin in the body. The serotonin production then it will affect the mood or mood improved. Afterwards, it will naturally turn serotonin into melatonin so the body get a ‘signal’ to rest.
Weighted Blanket can be useful in treating insomnia and anxiety because it is usually in the Weighted Blanket there are material called poly plastic pellets. Poly plastic material pellets allows Weighted Blanket to provide light pressure is evenly distributed throughout its body. By doing so, the weight of Weighted Blanket can serve as therapeutic touch evenly throughout the body. Those who wear Weighted Blanket will feel protected and safe, so that the production of serotonin occurs.
Interestingly, this is not just a Weighted Blanket help insomniacs of anxiety alone. But also people with a variety of other disorders caused by low serotonin levels, such as PTSD, OCD, bipolar to depression. Additionally, Weighted Blanket can also help patients who suffer from autism to cerebral palsy.
Many parents already use weighted blankets for autism to help their children overcome sleep disorders at night. Sleep disorder is common signage for people of all ages who have autism. This disorder can be in the form of delay to sleep (taking more than an hour to fall asleep), did not get to sleep more than seven hours a day and this happens constantly, or other disorders are difficult to get to sleep soundly. Therapy weighted blanket can help children to fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and getting better sleep. This is due to a combination of physical weight of the blanket, which was made reluctance to toss and turn without being too restrictive or warm, so the body produce natural chemicals associated with sleep, caused by pressure.
Cheap weighted blankets also offer some savings when compared to other therapies, and do not carry side effects.