5 Research-Backed Benefits of Weighted Blankets and Vests

Benefits of Weighted Blankets and Vests

The science behind weighted blankets and vests is called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). It’s one of the reasons a hug feels good: gentle, distributed pressure on the body.

Parents have long observed a calming effect that these weighted items can have on children with autism and sensory issues. This article at FriendshipCircle describes five benefits a child can gain from using a weighted blanket or vest:

  • Improved sleep
  • Improved focus in the classroom
  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Calming Meltdowns
  • Easing Transitions

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