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comfort weighted gravity blanket for Alzheimer's, Autism and Anxiety
Weighted blankets help with stress, anxiety and sleep!


 
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Weighted Blanket | Alzheimer's, Autism + Anxiety Therapy
Use GRAVITY to help calm!
Weighted Blankets are effective in helping to calm the mind and relax those with Alzheimer's, Autism (ASD) and Anxiety Disorders (ADD / ADHD / PTSD) in many proven ways by covering the body for sleep, wrapping shoulders for while sitting or by laying the blanket across laps or legs. Our soft + weighted blankets are a unique combination that can provide relief, comfort and can help supplement sensory disorder therapy treatment for the following conditions:

  • Sensory Disorders & Sleep Disorders - weighted therapy can help increase Serotonin and Melatonin levels overnight
  • Elderly with dementia - weighted blankets help calm those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease
  • Insomnia - Falling asleep and staying asleep
  • ADD/ADHD Spectrum Disorder - those with ADHD use weighted blankets to calm down after school, during therapy sessions or to relax and fall asleep
  • Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - weighted blankets help calm after school, during therapy sessions or to relax and fall asleep
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - fidgeting legs due to RLS, chemotherapy treatments or Menopause
  • Anxious Feelings + Panic symptoms - Stress, tension, cancer, Dental Anxiety, Peri-menopause and Menopause symptoms
  • Sensory Integration Disorders/Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) - weighted blankets can help with sleep, nightmares and panic anxiety

Weighted Blankets for Alzheimer's, dementia and brain related conditions

Most common in people over 65 years old, dementia can cause mood swings, confusion and stress. Caregivers can use weight therapy to help the sufferer feel comfortable and secure while sleeping, sitting or in periods of confusion or stress.

Giving a patient a weighted blanket provides comfort through the naturally pleasant feeling of being held. Many have described the added weight of our blanket as the feeling of a hug. Being able to give your loved one a “hug,” even if you aren’t there physically, will help relax and calm during housing transitions, medical checkups or before sleep.

As dementia progresses, insomnia can often become an issue. Sleeping for one or two hours during the night, then awakening only to wander is a common experience. Medications can also cause sleep disturbances for the ill.

The sleep-inducing qualities of a weighted blanket is enough to give deep pressure touch stimulation without being too heavy to remove on their own. Weighted blankets may assist with a full night’s rest for the individual and peace of mind for caregivers and family members alike.



"Data obtained on effectiveness reveal 33% demonstrated lowering in EDA when using the weighted blanket, 63% reported lower anxiety after use, and 78% preferred the weighted blanket as a calming modality." -
Exploring the Safety and Therapeutic Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation Using a Weighted Blanket by Brian Mullen BS , Tina Champagne MEd, OTR/L , Sundar Krishnamurty PhD , Debra Dickson APRN, BC & Robert X. Gao PhD

Instructional Information

How to pick the right weighted blanket?

A rule of thumb is to select a weighted blanket that is approximately 10% of the body weight of the user, plus a pound or two.

Blanket WeightDimensions (in)Weight of User
5 lbs30 x 3440 to 50 lbs
10 lbs34 x 4270 to 110 lbs
15 lbs42 x 60110 to 175 lbs
20 lbs42 x 72175 to 225 lbs
25 lbs46 x 72225 lbs+

All of our weighted blankets are machine washable and made in the USA from incredibly soft and durable fabrics. MindCare has selected a wide range of styles and color combinations for men, women and children who can all benefit from the comfort of a weighted blanket!



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I may replace my husband with one for myself! October 24, 2017
Reviewer: Zaidee McCallaster from Waco, TX United States  
I got the red plaid blanket for my autistic daughter who feels frightened during thunderstorms or even when I'm not around.  This blanket immediately soothes her. It is literally like a big hug.  Bravo Mindcare store!


 
 
TRENDY and it works! October 10, 2017
Reviewer: Venessa from New York City  
I saw a commercial for weighted blankets saying they are an alternative to medication for anxiety. I was skeptical. I purchased a 10 pound blanket and use it every day. I love love love the fabric choices as other sites only came in solid colors. Super soft. THANK YOU!