News – Sonno Zona

How to Use Your Weighted Blanket: Therapeutic Versus Everyday Use

If you haven’t heard of weighted blankets and their diverse applications, you might be dismissive. You might be thinking, “Okay, but how can a blanket relieve my symptoms?”

Whether you’re living with insomnia, sensory processing disorder, autism, anxiety, fibromyalgia, or another disorder, using a weighted blanket can provide life-changing benefits that can allow you to be more functional and less symptomatic.

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Can a Weighted Blanket Help Relieve Your Chronic Symptoms?

Weighted blankets aren’t just a cozier alternative to your quilt or comforter. It can be used as a therapeutic solution to several common ailments and illnesses.

These special blankets use deep-pressure stimulation to activate hormones that trigger your central nervous system that reduce symptoms of several conditions.

How do you know if a weighted blanket is for you?

In this article, we’re going to explore three common types of problems that respond well to weighted blankets and look into the science behind deep-pressure therapy.

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How to Incorporate Weighted Blankets in Occupational Therapy for Autism

As an occupational therapist, you use different treatments to best help your patients cope with and work through symptoms that are often debilitating.  You’ve likely heard about deep pressure therapy (DPT), but you might not yet be including this technique in your practice. Deep pressure therapy involves using weighted materials to help reduce patients’ symptoms. There are several ways to incorporate weighted materials in sensory integration treatment sessions, and you’re limited only by your creativity.
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Weighted Blanket Review Video

A review video on the Sonno Zona weighted blanket by Dawson Tigrotto.
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What Type of Weighted Blanket Is Right for You?

By now, you’re probably excited about the possibilities weighted blankets can offer you. If you go online or in a shop to purchase a weighted blanket, you’ll quickly see there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option. (Wouldn’t that be easy?)

Weighted blankets come in different sizes and weights, and it’s important to know which is the best type for you to give you the most benefit.

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