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    0 Can Weighted Blankets Be Beneficial For People With Autism?

    The use of a Weighted Blanket can perform greatly in providing the needed care for improving the sleep of children with autism.

    The weight and pressure these blankets provide could create a sense of security for the people who use them, because they are heavier than a typical blanket.

    In the autism community, weighted blankets are often used by occupational therapists (OTs) to help calm and comfort restless or stressed individuals, while providing additional sensory input. Weighted blankets ar...

    Can Weighted Blankets Be Beneficial For People With Autism?
    0 6 Benefits of Weighted Blankets

    Weighted blankets are specially designed to weigh much more than a typical quilt or comforter and most are filled with plastic beads. A weighted blanket puts pressure on your body when you sleep, and these mimics the feeling of close physical contact. 

    6 Benefits of Weighted Blankets
    0 The Effectiveness of Weighted Blankets for Treating Children With ADHD

    What does ADHD look like? A child who never sits still, who is noisy and always seems displeased. One who may hit others and is often surly, or may even put himself in dangerous situations.

     

     

     

    In 2016, 6.1 million US children between the ages of  2-17 were diagnosed with ADHD. The number of children aged 2-5 years was 388,000, 6-11 was 2.4 million, 12-17 About 3.3 million children.

     

    The Effectiveness of Weighted Blankets for Treating Children With ADHD
    0 Do Weighted Blankets Work For Anxiety?

    According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), "anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the USA, affecting 40 million adults in the United States ages 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year". Also, anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 37% of those suffering receive treatment.

    Children also battle Anxiety Disorder, it affects 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at a higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

    Do Weighted Blankets Work For Anxiety?
    49 The Role of Weighted Blankets in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    There are about 5.3 million people that have been affected with traumatic brain injury in the US, and the number of deaths from brain trauma have risen to 153 per day, accounting for 30 percent of injury-related deaths. Brain injuries may be caused by brain vibration within the skull, which can range from mild to serious, and others result from the penetration of an object to the head leading to punctures or fractures of the skull.


    Some traumatic brain injuries include falling from a high surface or ladder, falling in the bathroom, auto and other accidents, domestic violence, child abuse, violent shaking of an infant, exposure to explosions, and extreme sports injuries such as football, boxing, and hockey. Scientists are studying these injuries in order to determine how the damage occurs. Some believe that a wave of stress travels through the brain and greatly affects its function.



    The Role of Weighted Blankets in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries
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