Weighted blankets are one of the latest trends in alleviating stress, and they’re the perfect gift for someone leaving home for the first time. Not only is a weighted blanket therapeutic during a long, stressful journey (plane, train, car, etc), but its implementation of deep-touch therapy can calm nerves associated with homesickness.
An article was published last week on the SensaCalm blog which quoted Ali Venosa at Medical Daily, Clinical studies suggest that when certain pressure points on the body are stimulated by touch, the brain releases serotonin. This neurotransmitter is responsible for regulating various brain functions, including sleep and mood.”
Contributor: Lynn with sensacalm.com