This study was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. You may have to create an account to read the full study. Continue reading “Efficacy of Weighted Blankets for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Overresponsivity, and Sleep Disturbance”
Some of our customers have inquired as to the safety of weighted blankets for sleeping. The study linked to below was conducted in 2016. Its purpose was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the ongoing use of a 30-pound Weighted Blanket. The criteria was whether a weighted blanket would cause a negative impact onvital signs (blood pressure, pulse rate, pulse oximetry) with an adult inpatientmental health population. The results demonstrated no adverse effects on vital signs with the use of the 30-pound Weighted Blanket. The study verified that “the use of a Weighted Blanket was safe for 100% of the adult participants. Continue reading “Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of the Weighted Blanket With Adults”
Follow the link below to find a very informative study on the positive effects of a weighted blanket on insomnia, published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders. Continue reading “Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia”
Weighted blankets have traditionally been used as part of occupational therapy for children who experience sensory disorders, stress and anxiety, often related to autism. Adult psychiatrists have more recently found weighted blankets to be a powerful tool for helping adults who are anxious, upset and possibly about to loose control.
The below excerpts cite independent professionals Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Continue reading “Insomnia, Anxiety and Sleeping Disorders and More”