A Complete Guide To Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)

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A Complete Guide To Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)

Our senses are constantly relaying input from our environment to our brains. Your cup of coffee may be too hot to touch. Your roommates are watching TV loudly in the other room. The vibration of your phone in your pocket informs you of an incoming text. Your brain takes this sensory input and filters it by importance. But when your nervous system is in a “fight or flight” state, this organization process is difficult. Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT), or deep touch pressure is a tactile input in any form of pressure exerted equally across the body. Deep Pressure Therapy can...

Trending – Cool Weighted Blankets

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Trending – Cool Weighted Blankets

Find out about all of the benefits and reasons that cool weighted blankets are taking over Cool Weighted Blankets are helpful. They have been proven to work. And, they are just so COOL. Check out this new ‘cool weighted blankets’ trend that has emerged among the sensory community in the past few years. Anywhere I go to look for Cool Weighted Blankets, greatest advantages they tell me that the blanket provides them with a ‘hug’ effect when they use it. As if someone had gently wrapped their arms around them. But, what does this actually mean? Well… after searching, looking...

Benefits And Uses Of Weighted Therapy Blankets

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Benefits And Uses Of Weighted Therapy Blankets

An Occupational Therapist from New York, explains why Weighted Therapy Blankets work and gives some great examples on how to use them effectively The weighted therapy blanket is not a new concept to the world that surrounds us. The principle of it is widely used in many disciplines across the health field and often times providing dual benefits; turn positivity it is considered a unique replication of human touch. Dentists use these heavy blankets during x-rays and root canals, psychiatric wards use them on anxious and/or depressed patients, and acute inpatient care facilities use them to aid in the post-trauma...

Weighted Blanket For Adults:
A Simple And Effective Technique

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Weighted Blanket For Adults: </br>A Simple And Effective Technique

Some have called it a secret weapon because of the natural calming effect that it can have on high-energy children. But the weighted blanket can be important for adults as well for exactly the same reason. According to Dr. Temple Grandin, this seemingly simple technique can effectively calm and soothe individuals who may be overstimulated or who feel that their nervous system is frayed beyond their ability to control. Weighted Blanket For Adults Use of the weighted blanket for adults owes its origin to research using these special blankets to counteract the need for sensory stimulation in children. Children who have been...

Heavy Blankets For Sale: What’s All The Hype?

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Heavy Blankets For Sale: What’s All The Hype?

A look into the reasons heavy blankets for sale are gaining more and more popularity and how to choose one So, what’s all the buzz surrounding these ‘heavy blankets for sale’ that everyone is talking about? Well, these ‘heavy blankets for sale’ – also known as ‘weighted blankets’ are blankets that are heavier than normal blankets ranging from 2 to 11 kg. These blankets put pressure on certain points and nerves in our bodies that help you fall asleep, reduces stress, calms you down and helps you focus. Although these heavy blankets for sale are mostly used for children with...

Weighted Blankets For Sleep:
The Best Alternative To Sleeping Pills

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Weighted Blankets For Sleep:</br> The Best Alternative To Sleeping Pills

One woman conquered her addiction to sleeping pills by merely replacing her blankets. Sleeping disorders are often associated with the daily stress that a person experiences, so a blanket may seem like an unbelievable alternative to medication when one tries to relax.However, the use of a weighted adult blanket reduces tension and anxiety. The additional weight makes a person feel swaddled and comforted, and seems to hug the user. In turn, the person’s mind calms down so he or she can get the rest they need.This same type of calming sensation can also be experienced by the use of a children’s weighted blanket,...

A Weighted Anxiety Blanket:
The Best Remedy For A Busy Mind

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A Weighted Anxiety Blanket:</br> The Best Remedy For A Busy Mind

Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you are probably experiencing too much stress. However, do not feel badly, because you are not alone. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), about seven out of ten adults experience problems sleeping. This does not have to be the case, especially if you can rely on a product such as a weighted anxiety blanket. Why a Weighted Blanket Is Healthful As you might suspect, an anxiety weighted blanket is not a light blanket. In fact, it can weigh anywhere from four to thirty pounds more than the average comforter. This type of blanket,...

Can’t Sleep? Weighted Blankets Can Help
Treat Insomnia

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Can’t Sleep? Weighted Blankets Can Help</br> Treat Insomnia

With the stressors of modern society, it’s no secret that people are sleeping less and less. That being said, the facts and figures surrounding insomnia are still alarming. People sleep 20% less than they did a century ago. Almost one-third of the global population suffers from insomnia. Over 10 million Americans use prescription pills or OTC sleep aids. The Institute of Medicine estimates that hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on treating sleep disorders each year. According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost 60% of Americans admit to driving while drowsy. That’s 168 million people. Nearly 37% of Americans, or 103 million...

5 Ways Weighted Blankets Can Ease Your Anxiety

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5 Ways Weighted Blankets Can Ease Your Anxiety

Anxiety is more than butterflies before a presentation or being nervous before a test. Anxiety is excessive worry that does not go away and can get worse with time. It can influence someone’s life to the point where it interferes with daily life. Anxiety affects 40 million adults in the US alone. With the stresses of a modern lifestyle, that number is rising at an alarming rate. Luckily, there are ways to combat anxiety disorders. Although weighted blankets have only recently gone mainstream, they have been used and recommended by occupational therapists for years. Designed to weigh 10% of your...

A Novel Remedy: Using Weighted Blankets
For Adults With PTSD

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A Novel Remedy: Using Weighted Blankets</br> For Adults With PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that develops after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event. The effects of events such as military combat, sexual assault, and hospital stays can be felt even years of the incident. PTSD causes people to relive the traumatizing event daily. Many fall into depression and struggle with insomnia. Within recent years, PTSD began to reach a near-epidemic level. According to medical professionals: Approximately 1 in every 5 service members who return from the Middle East develop PTSD. Due to constant misdiagnoses, PTSD medical expenses are estimated to be over $42 billion each year. Over 70%...

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