Calming Pressure and Weighted Therapy for Kids and Adults
PLEASE NOTE: weighted blankets and weighted dolphins, narwhals, worms, snakes and turtles are handmade to order and shipped direct from the supplier in W.A. For this reason, delivery may take longer, and please note our supplier does not offer express shipping as an option, they send by Australia Post standard shipping only.
Weighted blankets and toys are used as a form of pressure therapy, to relieve stress, anxiety and to improve sleep. They can also be calming for people with autism, ADHD, as well as people in hospital and aged care settings.
The therapeutic benefits of weighted blankets and toys rely on what’s known as deep pressure stimulation (DPS). DPS promotes your body’s ability to produce serotonin, which helps to regulate mood. It also stimulates the production of melatonin, which regulates sleep. At the same time, the pressure also reduces the stress hormone cortisol.
For evidence supporting the therapeutic benefits of weighted blankets and toys, see our Research page which provides links to articles published in peer reviewed journals.
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