The science about heavy blankets says little Fiona Barwick, a psychologist and director of the Sleep and Everyday Health Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. RCTs are usually seen as the gold standard in research, and Barwick said very few trials have been done on the product to date; Those that were completed failed to find evidence that weighted blankets had a significantly different effect on sleep than dummy blankets.
However, there Evidence Weighted blankets can positively affect sleep among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), helping them fall asleep more easily, stay asleep through the night, and relax throughout the day. And people who use weighted blankets They say they sleep wellwhich is important even if experts have not yet identified a specific reason for their experiment.
“Self-reports of better sleep with heavy blankets certainly reflect the placebo effect, at least in part,” Barwick said. “This can be an important effect of the harness, so I personally don’t have a problem if parents and children use heavyweight blankets and personally report better sleep.”
Advocates of weighted blankets often suggest that products are a form of deep pressure touchMimics the calming and anti-anxiety effects of hugging and results in a More restful sleep at night. Although Barwick said the science behind this experiment is tenuous, the self-reported relaxation is not.