Research & Statistics

There is a lot of research available supporting the use and safety of weighted blankets.  More information will be added as it is collected.  

Ackerley R, Badre G, Olausson H (2015) Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia. J Sleep Med Disord 2(3): 1022

https://www.jscimedcentral.com/SleepMedicine/sleepmedicine-2-1022.pdf

B. Mullen, T. Champagne, S. Krishnamurty, D. Dickson, R.X. Gao Exploring the safety and therapeutic effects of deep pressure stimulation using a weighted blanket Occup Ther Ment Health, 24 (2008), pp. 65-89

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J004v24n01_05

Champagne T., Stromberg N.(2004). Sensory Approaches in Inpatient Psychiatric Settings: Innovative Alternatives to Seclusion & Restraint. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 42(9) 34-44. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20040301-01

Ghaly, M., Teplitz, D. (2004, October). The biologic effects of grounding the human body during sleep as measured by cortisol levels and subjective reporting of sleep, pain, and stress [Abstract]. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10(5), 767-776.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15650465

S.M. Edelson, M.G. Edelson, D.C.R. Kerr, T. Grandin Behavioral and physiological effects of deep pressure on children with autism: a pilot study evaluating the efficacy of grandins hug machine Am J Occup Ther, 53 (1999), pp. 145-152

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/fd13/766412a70ea9698f7b0adb5f79ca46f0ebae.pdf

T. GRANDIN.Calming Effects of Deep Touch Pressure in Patients with Autistic Disorder, College Students, and Animals Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. June 2009, 2(1): 63-72.https://doi.org/10.1089/cap.1992.2.63

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/cap.1992.2.63

T. Novak, J. Scanlan, D.McCaul, N.MacDonald, T. Clarke Pilot Study of a sensory room in an actue inpatient psychiatric unit. Australasian Psychiatry, Vol20 Issue 5, pp.401-406

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1039856212459585

Anxiety Statistics 

https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics https://www.everydayhealth.com/anxiety/guide/medications/

Sensory Processing Disorder

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2013/07/107316/breakthrough-study-reveals-biological-basis-sensory-processing-disorders-kidsi

Sleep Disorders

https://www.cdc.gov/features/dssleep/index.html Prescription Drugs https://www.everydayhealth.com/benzodiazepines/guide/