Weighted Blankets 101

Most people don’t realize how therapeutic a weighted blanket can be — probably because it’s not an intuitive cause and effect that weight on the body would be relaxing. But it is just that.

The deep pressure of the weighted blanket causes the body to release natural chemicals, serotonin and endorphins, which naturally calm. It really is amazing that something as simple as a really heavy blanket can relieve so many things — from Autism to ADHD, anxiety to bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy to FASD, chronic pain to Fibromyalgia — a weighted blanket can provide relaxation, calm and even neurologically-induced-pain relief. 

Weighted Blankets 101 Infographic

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One Response to Weighted Blankets 101

  1. Linda says:

    I have a cousin who is autistic and I know his mom would love this.