It can be difficult caring for an aging parent or family member. If you are currently in this position this article will help you decide if they may benefit from a weighted blanket. You may just discover something that can greatly improve their quality of life.
Certainly, there are medications out there designed to help with insomnia and anxiety. Many people, now aware of side effects are looking for alternatives. Sometimes, medications simply aren’t helping. There are some medications and therapies available for ASD and SPD as well, and like those for insomnia, these options aren’t always the answer. One alternative therapy, however, comes relatively cheap and with virtually no side effects and it’s capable of helping people with these conditions, and a whole lot more.
People who suffer from AFS often struggle with sleep issues, including not being able to go to sleep, staying asleep, poor quality of sleep, and awakening as tired or more tired as when they went to sleep. Weighted blankets have been shown to significantly lower the length of time required to go to sleep
The weight of the blanket provides deep touch pressure to your entire body which helps to regulate the central nervous system and promote calm and relaxation, and improves sleep. But do these blankets really work?