Weighted blankets have become very popular in the last several years due to their benefits. However, this is not the newest trend; they have been used for years successfully.
WHAT IS A WEIGHTED BLANKET?
Just as the name indicates, weighted blankets are uniquely designed to be heavier than the standard blanket. These blankets usually weight between 4 and 30 pounds, and filled with natural materials or plastic beads.
HOW DOES THE WEIGHTED BLANKET WORK
Created to resemble the benefits of DTP (deep touch pressure therapy that increases the release of serotonin), weighted blankets have been found to help with anxiety; they can increase oxytocin in the brain and help people with sensory processing disorders feel more calm.