I recently purchased a weighted blanket from Hush for my children and we love it! Why would you purchase a weighted blanket? Well a weighted blanket works for children and adults who feel anxious or restless. The weight of the blanket wraps your body in a hug.
At first, I felt thrown off by this blanket, but I soon began to enjoy the calming effects. Basically, a weighted blanket works in a similar way to deep pressure therapy. Serotonin aka the “happy” hormone is released in the brain when pressure is applies. Serotonin creates a sense of well-being and calm which helps promote a better night’s sleep. If your child has frequent night mares or night terrors, this would help them to feel calm, safe and secure (link to nightmare blog post)
In my Kindergarten classroom, we use weighted items to help children who have autism, ADHD or sensory processing disorder. This means that their body can become easily overwhelmed by the senses. Having a weighted blanket would help children who have sensory issues because it creates a calming effect.
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Anyone would benefit from the use of a weighted blanket and I would recommend this product to children or adults who have:
- restless legs
- difficulty settling for sleep
- ADHD or hyperactivity concerns
- Autism spectrum Disorder
- Sensory Sensitivity or sensory processing disorder
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