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The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Autism and AspergersAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes five disorders that fall under the category of pervasive development disorders, and they include:
- Asperger Syndrome
- Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
- Rett Syndrome
- Pervasive Development Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
Some people think that weighted blankets are just for kids. That's not true! A grownup can have issues that affect the nervous system, including SPD (sensory processing disorder) ADHD, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. We sell blankets to many children and adults with these disorders. Some people have trouble with naturally falling asleep, many suffer from sleep issues, in fact 22 Million (about 20% of the US population) has trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. We have lots of happy customers who have reported back that they are sleeping better and longer with a weighted blanket. Another issue that a weighted blanket can help is anxiety - it's estimated that about 18% of our society has anxiety issues (18 million), our blankets help...
How well are you sleeping? We see mattress ads all over the place, customers spend tons of money on a good mattress... but don't realize how a relative amount of weight on top of you in an evenly weighted blanket (pressure per square inch) can help you engage your sleep hormones to rest and attain a deeper level of sleep. A weighted blanket can engage: Your Parasympathetic nervous system (calming to your nervous system) Your Pineal gland (place in the back of your brain that produces serotonin and melatonin) to produce more natural sleep hormones... melatonin and serotonin for a comforting night's sleep - without a pill you can train your body and pressure points to instantly calm and produce nice sleepy hormones just...