Weighted blanket – universal therapy tool


Sometimes it is hard to find an appropriate therapy for one’s problems. Especially when it has to cover many different problems. People are desperate about finding ways to help themselves or their loved ones and that is why they are trying different treatments, always controversial or not proved to be entirely safe (not mentioning being actually useful). In many cases they are missing a point: simple solutions are often the best ones. And that is why we all should learn about weighted blanket.

If you are not familiar with this term, you should know that weighted blanket is what it you think it is: a blanket with extra weight. This additional weight, pressed against one’s body, gives the user gentle pressure against their muscles and relaxes them. Relaxed body equals relaxed mind. So weighted blanket works on many levels. As a matter of fact, you have no idea how many levels are there!

Although you might think that using weighted blanket is only a part of sensory integration therapy, it is way more than that. Sure, it is very helpful when it comes to treatment of people suffering from autism or Aspegrer syndrome, but did you know that it is also used by the elderly affected by Alzheimer’s disease? People are also using it to help themselves with dyslexia, dysortography, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Any person spending sleepless nights is welcome to use weighted blanket as well – it has already cured many people suffering from insomnia. As you can see there are many ways to use weighted blanket. And it is almost certain that this is not all.

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