Weighted blankets are based on Deep Pressure Therapy, the goal of that therapy is to transfer the body from the state of nervousness and the fight or flight response into a state of relaxation and calmness.
Weighted blankets provide a feeling of being hugged or held which provides a sensation of comfort and relaxation, serotonin & melatonin levels start to increase in the bloodstream while cortisol levels decrease which leads to more relaxation and comfort.
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What is depression
there are two sides of the story here: the medical & scientific side and the intuition side. In this article, and in every article on this website, we tend to lean onto the intuition side of the psychological problems, that’s because it’s easier to deal with feelings as a feeling than to deal with feelings as chemicals in the brain, or that’s at least what I think.
So, let’s start the story …
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