Startling Benefits Of Weighted Blankets For Kids
Weighted blankets seem to be the new wave today but, what are the benefits of weighted blankets for kids? Do weighted blankets work or is it just another version of snake oil?
I will start out by saying that research has proven weighted blankets do work. That being said, think about yourself in the wintertime.
Do have several blankets on your bed that you sleep under? Do you like the feel of the weight above you?
This might be too much information but I personally like the feeling of lifting the covers with my feet and letting the blankets slowly come down to rest on me.
I get a sudden sense of security. See the truth is we have been using a version of weighted blankets for years. Not only does it keep you all snuggly but weighted blankets have added benefits as well.
So it has been proven scientifically that weighted blankets help kids and adults sleep better.
Believe it or not, kids have stress just like adults. The problems that cause toddlers to stress are sometimes different but, it is still stress.
A weighted blanket can calm your toddler thru a process called deep touch pressure stimulation.
Studies have shown this type of stimulation lowers stress hormone levels and aids in the production of serotonin.
So in lamins terms, a weighted blanket can have the same effect on your body like a hug.
It is interesting to note that the serotonin that is released naturally converts to melatonin.
Helps With ADHD
Childhood ADHD is becoming more and more popular these days.
Is it because we are getting better at diagnosing or are we overusing the term without thinking of the adverse effects later in life?
Without creating a major outcry I will leave this here and you can make your own decision on that.
Since your body responds to deep touch pressure and this deep touch pressure helps release serotonin which converts to melatonin.
Weighted blankets naturally produce a sleep experience. Melatonin is sold in many stores and in many forms.
It also can be produced naturally in you and your toddler by sunlight and deep touch pressure.
So instead of melatonin as a supplement try creating melatonin the natural way through a weighted blanket.
Natural Sleep Aid
As I have already mentioned above a weighted blanket for kids is a great natural sleep aid.
Mixed with a healthy balanced diet the use of weighted blankets could the perfect combination for a better night’s sleep in your toddler.
It has been proven that a good night’s sleep is very critical to your toddler’s overall development. I would like to share that my grandson sleeps better with a weighted blanket.
Before I started using a weighted blanket he would toss and turn all night now he sleeps more soundly and seems better rested in the morning.
What Weight Do I Need?
Most studies have shown that a blanket of at least 10% plus 1 to 2 pounds of your child’s body weight will give your child just the right amount of pressure touch stimulation.
For example, if your toddler weighs 30 pounds a blanket that weighs 3 to 5 pounds will work just fine.
Keep in mind that even though this is what the studies recommend you might need to go a little heavy or lighter depending on your child’s response to the weight.
So hopefully I have shed some light on the use of weighted blankets for kids.
After using one on my grandson, I have noticed a vast difference in his sleep training. There are many benefits to using weighted blankets as I have stated.
This may not be a complete list of benefits and I am sure if you dig around a bit you will find someone with a negative experience with the use of a weighted blanket.
However, the best part of this type of therapy is the fact that it is not a drug or a pill. My goal was to provide value to help with your child’s sleep.
Thank you for reading and I hope I was able to leave something for you. If you have any experience that would like to share or want to leave a comment or a question.
Leave them below and I will certainly get back in a timely manner.
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