How Weighted Blankets Help Those with PTSD

Empty Bedroom

On three consecutive occasions at 3 in the morning, Amy caught her 19-year old son in the basement slouched in front of the television as usual, his blank stare suggesting that he really wasn’t tuned in. Concerned, she asked him why he wasn’t in bed at this hour. He said he couldn’t sleep and asked …

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Suffering from Insomnia? A Weighted Blanket May Be the Answer

Sleeping on Couch

From time to time we all have trouble sleeping, and it seems that the more we chase sleep, the more it eludes us. Who hasn’t spent a restless night, unable to sleep before a big test or job interview? The more you repeat to yourself, “I have to get some sleep!” the less sleepy you …

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How Weighted Blankets Can Help with ADHD

Girl with ADHD - A Weighted Blanket Can Help

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. This is true of children trying to pay attention, sit still, and behave appropriately in class, or adults trying to focus on a task at work. If you have ADHD, you know how difficult it can be to manage, even with medication, …

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8 Reasons Why Weighted Blankets Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety and Weighted Blankets

If you find yourself having trouble relaxing after work or you find your mind racing while you are trying to sleep, anxiety may be getting the best of you. For years occupational therapists have been using weighted vests or blankets to calm patients with more serious mental health issues such as PTSD, autism, or anxiety …

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