This blanket is said to help against stress, anxiety and sleep disorders. We clarify.
In America you can find them on every corner, now the trend of the weighted blanket has arrived. But what makes that little bit of stuff so expensive and, above all, so special? As the name implies, it has something to do with its weight. That should be about 10 percent of your own body, on which it is evenly distributed.
This feels like we are being held, which in turn has an organizing effect on our brain. The happiness hormone serotonin is released together with the sleep hormone melatonin. Thus, the so-called Therpaiedecke makes it ideal for stress, anxiety or sleep problems. But it should also help with ADHD, autism, disorders of sensory processing and chronic pain.
Meanwhile, numerous studies prove this. For example, the “Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders” found that four out of five participants with the blanket came more quickly into the deep sleep phase and stayed there longer. Overall, they had a higher quality of sleep and woke up refreshed in the morning. And a study by “Taylor & Francis Online” found that in a sample of 32 adults, 63 percent said they had less anxiety. If you or your child suffers from one of these problems, you should definitely afford this one-time investment!