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08

May

2019

Weighted Blanket Treatment

If you have a child at home then there is nothing more you would want them to get them to sleep. One often wonders about the cough syrup treatment but without resorting to such drastic measures we can get the kids to sleep much easier and healthier by making use of weighted blankets. Weighted blankets are specially made blankets that usually contain a weighted material in some form of bead which is sown into the grid design between the layers. Initially weighted blanket treatment was used for those suffering from anxiety, ADHT and for autism. While its effects were rather positive, certain other studies have showed those without any of these disorders when they used a weighted blanket could sleep much better. They provide a calming touch and studies have shown that babies especially those born prematurely benefit greatly from deep touch pressure. The pressure from the weighted blanket activates the sensory systems on the skin and due to the additional pressure, the brain releases neurotransmitters especially serotonin and dopamine which improves the mood and induces a calming effect. Another healthy tip is to avoid using plastic beads as the weighted material.

Most of the Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala revolves around educating the short and long term effects of these fundamental issues. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, the Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.