Month: March 2019

Weighted Blankets: Do They Promote Mental Health?

Bring out the research nerd in me once again. This question caught my attention. Psychiatrists, therapists and even dentists have been known to use weighted blankets with their patients.  So, I delved into peer-reviewed articles and research to see what I could learn Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? …or in this case …

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What to Look for in a Weighted Blanket

Let’s face it. Weighted Blankets are an investment. With their emergence into the mainstream market, they are popping up everywhere and in a variety of price ranges that can reach over $350. However, as with many things, all are not created equal. As my father would say, “You can’t expect Cadillac quality at Ford prices.” …

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What is Deep Pressure Touch

Bring out the research geek in me and I’ll spend hours reading peer-reviewed periodicals, taking notes and assimilating information. Researching Deep Pressure Touch therapy (DPT) was no exception. What is DPT? Deep pressure is the “sensation produced when an individual is hugged, squeezed, stroked or held” and include weighted products, swaddling, and brushing.  Occupation therapists …

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Can I Use a Weighted Blanket?

WHO CAN USE WEIGHTED BLANKETS? With their increase in popularity, people from all demographics are finding comfort and benefits from using weighted blankets. Research studies have shown benefits for people living with sensory issues, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, mental illness, insomnia, restless legs, PTSD and more2 WHO SHOULD NOT USE WEIGHTED BLANKETS? If user …

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