Research indicates that weighted blankets and other sensory products provide many therapeutic benefits for both adults and children.
They are most commonly used for those who suffer from:
o Difficulty concentrating & inattention
o Stress & Mild Anxiety
o Excessive fidgeting
Weighted blankets in particular provides ‘input to the deep pressure touch receptors throughout the body’ to produce serotonin (happy feeling) and melatonin (sleepy feeling) and thus promote relaxation, security and tranquillity. In short, weighted blankets act ‘like a firm hug”, which helps us feel secure, grounded, and safe. Source: Psychology Today.