How much do you know about weighted blankets? From easing the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder to helping insomniacs get the sleep they need, weighted blankets may help address a host of health problems. Here are 20 reasons to buy yours today.
If you or your child has autism, anxiety or a sensory processing disorder, your doctor or occupational therapist may have recommended a weighted blanket as a way to help manage the symptoms. Created to mimic the benefits of deep touch pressure therapy, weighted blankets have been shown to help ease anxiety, increase oxytocin in the brain and help individuals with sensory processing disorders feel more relaxed.