Posted on

Topaz Quilting & Embroidery Update 8/16/2017

HEALING BLANKETS . . .

Two years ago I watched an episode of Man Sewing on YouTube with Rob Appell. The episode was about how to make a weighted blanket. It was very interesting, but I never thought anything more about it. Then about a month ago, the subject came back around in a discussion about weighted blankets and helping children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety. From what I have been reading, weighted blankets help calm down the child so that they can fall asleep and get a more restful sleep. Other research shows that a lap version, vest or scarf for daytime use, helps keep ADHD children focused and calmer. I am no doctor, and most of this information I have Google to thank, but after talking it over with both customers and a vendor of ours, these weighted blankets may be something to look deeper into. I have also found that, not just children, can benefit from these blankets. Another study shows that adults with anxiety and or insomnia issues, can also benefit from weighted blankets. The weight of the blanket helps release Serotonin and Dopamine which help induce calming in an individual.
I’m not a doctor, as stated before, and found my articles on Google which I will link below, but I figure that it couldn’t hurt to bring more information to parents and grandparents who silently suffer as they watch a small. . . . .

To see more of our newsletter, Please click here on Newsletter