I am among the many people that suffer from insomnia. Even when I can fall asleep, I am awake on and off all night long. With long stressful days, it’s hard to turn it off and go to sleep. You lay there trying to sleep but your mind is racing and takes off down a rabbit hole of those never-ending list you didn’t finish. Flip, flop, toss and turn – the night rages on. Add in a dose of Restless Legs and you have the perfect storm! There is nothing more irritating than being exhausted and sleepy while your legs want to start running a marathon! Well, I had been hearing many good things about Sensory Goods Weighted Blankets and how they can help with sleep conditions such as insomnia, ADHD, autism, and possibly restless legs. I knew I had to give them a try!
The thought of the weighted blanket actually brought me back to my childhood days of my Grandmother piling a ton of quilts on the bed. Seriously, I am not sure we could have turned over if we wanted to 🙂 Where we lived it would get seriously cold at nights with only a wood stove for heat, well, I guess the many quilts was her answer to keeping us warm. However, that memory also brings back the memory of how safe and comfortable it felt to be hugged and snugged by all those quilts. We had no trouble drifting off to sleep for a good night’s rest. So, it makes sense that Sensory Goods Weighted Blankets would work in a similar way, only without the piles of quilts!
About Sensory Goods
Sensory Goods’ company goal is to meet the needs of people affected by developmental disorders. We provide an inventory of products designed to meet autism, sensory integration, and other needs. We carry a wide variety of weighted blankets, floor products, sensory swings, oral motors, and more.
Why Use a Weighted Blanket?
You may be wondering, why would you use a weighted blanket and how can it be of a benefit. A weighted blanket molds to your body like a warm hug. Sounds nice, right? The pressure of the blanket helps relax and calm the nervous system. The weighted blanket provides a deep pressure touch and promotes relaxation naturally!
Just like getting a loving hug, the weighted blanket may trigger the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which are feel-good hormones produced in the brain. These hormones help combat stress, anxiety, and depression.
If you, or a loved one, suffers from one of the many sleep disorders such as insomnia or falling asleep and staying asleep, weighted therapy can help increase the levels of Serotonin and Melatonin overnight.
I also consider Restless Leg Syndrome a sleep disorder because it sure has a way of keeping you awake! Weighted Blankets have also been known to help with this condition in some cases.
If you have a child with ADHD, you will be happy to know that these children benefit from weighted blankets. The blankets help them become calm, relaxed, and fall asleep.
Autism and other disorders
A weighted blanket provides pressure and sensory input for individuals with autism and other disorders. A weighted blanket can be used as a calming tool or for sleep. The pressure of the blanket provides proprioceptive input to the brain and releases a hormone called serotonin which is a calming chemical in the body.
Sensory Goods’ Weighted Blankets are known for providing therapeutic relief for those with autism, sensory processing disorder, developmental disorders, and more. However, you do not have to have special needs to benefit from the Weighted Blankets! The Weighted Blankets from Sensory Goods help regulate a normal sleeping pattern, as well as CALM ANXIETY AND STRESS.
Choose from a Variety of Colors and Patterns
Sensory Goods’ Weighted Blankets are custom made by hand and fully customizable. You get to choose from a wide variety of color and pattern combinations. Choose fun and bright solids, patterns, or go with neutral colors – it’s all up to you!
You will also get to choose the fabric. First, choose your primary color and fabric and the choose your complimentary color and fabric.
*The Primary Pattern/Color will be either Fleece or Flannel and the Complimentary Color will be the opposing material. If (Cotton), then the Primary Pattern/Color will be Cotton and the Complimentary Color will be Flannel.
Choose the Weight and Filling Material
Not only do you get to choose colors/patterns and material, you also get to choose the weight and filling material. There are two filling options – Plastic or Glass Beads (the Glass Beads are highly recommended).
The weight should be approximately 10% of the person using the blankets body weight plus 1 pound. The Weighted Blanket’s weight is evenly distributed in a quilted material hidden within the material of your choice where no one can see.
Easy to Care for
Sensory Goods Weighted Blankets are easy to care for. When it needs a wash, simply throw it into the washing machine in cool water and then tumble dry on low heat.
Sensory Goods Weighted Blankets Features in a nutshell:
- Perfect for those with insomnia, sleeping problems, ADD/ADHD, Autism, and other disorders
- Washer/Dryer Safe
- Weighted with Plastic Beads or Glass Beads (Highly Recommended)
- Suggested weight is 10% of your body weight plus 1 pound.
- The weight is distributed evenly in a quilted pattern within the blanket.
- Over 1200 Pattern and/or Color combinations to choose from (shades & colors may vary).
I am in love with my Sensory Goods Weighted Blanket! It is totally amazing how much it helps when falling asleep! It naturally hugs my body close and tames all those frazzled nerves, allowing me to get a good night’s rest. I can only wish I knew of these when my son was a child and suffering from ADHD. That’s been many years ago now, but what a blessing one of these blankets would have been! This is an essential product for any person with special needs, or even those suffering from to much stress, to reduce the over-stimulation of a busy environment.
Do you or a loved one have trouble sleeping or falling asleep? Do you have a loved one with autism or other disorder that could benefit from a blanket that gives loving hugs? Visit Sensory Goods today and check out the many Weighted Blanket options and other sensory items! Don’t wait! Your loving hug and good night’s rest is waiting!
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