Cozy Calm weighted blankets are a new addition to the sleep aid category. Not only do they help provide a restful night’s sleep for the general public, but they also target children and adults with sensory integration problems, Asperger’s syndrome and autism.
Eileen Parker, owner and designer of the Cozy Calm weighted blanket likens her product to a nice long hug. Each blanket is filled with plastic beads, which provide a gentle, relaxing weight on the body. The beads are sewn into a separate inner liner and are evenly distributed throughout the blanket so it never loses its form.
The science behind the weighted blanket is that it provides deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS), which is believed to release the chemical serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter thought to be involved in sensory perception, temperature regulation and control of mood. Massage and deep pressure releases both serotonin and endorphins. The serotonin acts as a calming mediator for the body while the endorphins act as a happy stimulator for the brain. Together they can bring pleasurable, calming feelings and general elevated moods in your body and mind. As an added benefit, serotonin converts to melatonin— the hormone your body releases at night to induce and maintain sleep.
If you suffer from insomnia due to stress, anxiety, or Restless Leg Syndrome, or have a child with autism or Asperger’s syndrome, the Cozy Calm weighted blanket will help you. Visit: www.cozycalm.com for more information.
Written by Eileen Parker. (This is not a sponsored post, it is a guest post. I have one of her blankets and think the quality of it is great. Weighted blankets are recommended for autistic children with sensory issues.)