Aggravation blanket for adults to help with everyday challenges

20/01/2022
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How do you ensure a good recovery of the nervous system during your sleep?

Sleep is a time of intense brain regeneration, where the nervous system recovers to receive and process new stimuli during the day. During the REM sleep phase, neurotransmitters are restored. If there is a deficit, it can have negative consequences, including depression. Sleep is therefore of a great importance for the well-being and functioning of society.

Aggravation blanket for adults to help with everyday challenges

The perception and processing of stimuli is a physical process that does not always work properly. This is also called stimulus processing problems or sensory integration problems. This may be expressed, for example, in overreacting to stimuli or in failing to notice incentives properly. But what influence can this have on the day-to-day functioning of an adult? We will explain this in two examples.

  1. People who have a very active life. They work a lot, have an important function at work or do heavy physical work. The nervous system can be overloaded with too many stimuli coming in. This causes over-stimulation, which makes you very irritable and the body cries out for rest. As a result, these people will no longer be able to take up their day-to-day activities and obligations.
  2. People who live a very quiet life, in which everything is in order and structured, can also get overcome by stimuli. When they suddenly find themselves in a different situation than they are used to. The structure is then suddenly gone, which can lead to nervousness and stress. The nervous system suddenly starts to react very sensitively.

Who benefits from a weighted blanket?
How a person responds to stimuli can be very different and sensitivity can therefore also occur in a milder form. A weighted blanket has a calming effect on the nervous system, regardless of the level of sensitivity. An weighted blanket is also used as a tool to help children and adults with autism, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, Down's Syndrome, Heller's syndrome, Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome, Charge syndrome, Rett syndrome, Williams syndrome, anxiety, anxiety, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Bipolar illness, aggressive behavior, fetal alcohol syndrome, depression, fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy.
Weighted blankets also have positive effects for women in menopause, people suffering from neurosis and obsessive neurosis, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress syndrome, or those who struggle with pain or insomnia.

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The blanket that helps you get your balance back…
The weight of a weighted blanket varies between 10 to 20-25% of the weight of the person using the blanket. The weight of the blanket exerts pressure on the body, thereby stimulating the muscles, tendons and joints. This is also called the proprioceptive system. Propriocepsis is responsible for the consciousness of the body's position in space and the emotional safety attached to it. Due to the pressure exerted by a weighted blanket, a signal of calmness, tranquility and safety is released to the brain. This sedative effect helps people who are particularly sensitive to stimuli. In people who register less stimuli, a weighted blanket also has a positive effect. The weight helps to make stimuli feel better through constant pressure.
An weighted blanket or weighted sleeping bag help people to sleep better. During sleep, a weighted blanket causes the body to calm down, making it easier to fall asleep and sleep. In addition, the blanket keeps the body quiet, allowing recovery of the nervous system to take place well during the night. This enables the body to receive and process new stimuli.

How do you choose a weighted blanket?
When selecting a weighted blanket, please note that its weight and size are tailored to the user. The product is manufactured by professionals who not only adapt the above parameters to the individual needs, but also select high quality materials.
The best material for making a weighted blanket is cotton or cotton flannel. It is important that the duvet is uniformly filled and because of that, the filling is done on a secure basis. Recommended fillers include micro-glass beads or glass grains of specific diameter. Such materials guarantee a healthy sleep without side effects, for example in the form of allergies.
Are you still wondering whether a weighted blanket is for you? Get advice from a therapist or contact us for asking your questions and customizing your own weighted blanket.

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