The Role Of Gravity Blanket

- Jan 17, 2019-

The role of gravity blanket

Gravity blanket is a product that has been popular in the field of occupational therapy. Its main feature is that the weight of the blanket applied to the human body is more than 10% of the body weight. Investigations have shown that aggravated blankets have a general effect of relieving anxiety and relaxing mood, and can improve the quality of sleep in people with insomnia. It mainly serves people who are under stress and are insomnia and depression. It provides stress and sensory input for individuals with autism depression and insomnia or other illnesses, can be used as a tool to calm the mood or help deep sleep, thereby relieving stress.


Its magic is actually full of scientific evidence. It provides a stimulus called Deep Pressure Touch. It is a high-density plastic particle blanket designed from the perspective of a “deep-pressure touch-stimulation” treatment designed to relax the nervous system and inhibit the body's stress hormones by raising the pressure on the body surface. After a series of scientific experiments, it not only helps to improve the levels of serotonin and melatonin, but also helps people to enter the high-quality sleep state faster. It can also be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And to alleviate the discomfort that indirect stress and long-term anxiety bring to people. Studies have shown that deep touch pressure can reduce heart rate and respiratory rate, and promote the body's natural secretion of serotonin and endorphin. The gravity blanket looks light and thin, and it really has a lot of weight. Among the five different weight scales, the lightest one is 2.3 kg, and the heaviest one has reached 11.5 kg. However, the gravity blanket uses a special filling process, which allows the weight to sink naturally like running water. After the quilt is covered, the surface of the body seems to be gently pressed every square centimeter, as if surrounded by countless hands. According to some people who have used it, sleeping with it, there is a feeling of returning to the baby age and being embraced by parents.