One of the primary uses of a weighted blanket is as an aid for relaxation. Past research has proven that deep pressurised heat applied to the body from a weighted blanket Australia can reduce the subjective evoked response, or what many call the “fight or flight” response. When you feel yourself getting tense and your heart racing, your mind is in constant combat with your internal battles and anxiety. This leaves very little energy left over for thought or action. A stressed-out mind is lousy at focusing on things at hand.
The use of weighted blanket has been shown to improve sleep better. While studies have yet to prove this definitively, I can personally say that I have a much easier time falling asleep after using one for a few days. The benefits are a more relaxed mind and body when the stress of the day is draining away.
Other benefits of weighted blankets include an increased focus in the positive. Negative thoughts are left on your mind to distract you from the benefits of using the blanket. A negative review is the last thing you need when trying to fall asleep. It would help if you focused on the positive, and the benefits of using this product will most likely enhance those positives during the process.
One of the main problems people have when they try to fall asleep is that their breathing becomes erratic. The use of weighted blankets will calm you to the point where your breathing will become more even. This will eliminate the episodes of rapid shallow breathing that wake you up several times during the night. If your body is not hyperventilating, you are less likely to snort during the night, another common problem for people trying to sleep.
Many back pain sufferers and other types of chronic pain find that using weighted blanket Australia triggers feelings of relaxation. Chronic pain can be very draining, and chronic pain sufferers will often be tense all the time. When you use this therapy, your body’s pressure will be relieved, and it will likely decrease tension. The treatment will also increase blood circulation, which helps alleviate the discomfort associated with chronic pain.
Research has shown that the use of weighted blankets can decrease symptoms of tics and other autistic behaviours. Autistic behaviours are often symptoms of stress. The weighted blankets reduce the amount of stress you experience, thus improving your quality of life. Sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea have been shown to improve when autistic symptoms are reduced. This particular therapy can help with the sleep difficulties suffered by children with autism.