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
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
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.
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
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
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
Sensory Processing Disorder