What is a rug?
Gravity blankets are deliberately more boring than plain blankets, with their weight coming from the glass beads inside.
The feeling of gradual pressure can lead to a relaxing effect.
Gravity rug uses deep tactile pressure (DPS) action to activate relaxation. These blankets are available in different sizes and weights and can be used
by children and adults to increase the sense of calm in their daily lives.
How to make a gravity rug?
As the name implies, this type of blanket is filled with glass beads that give it weight. You will find that most of these blankets are made of softer material such as breathable cotton, to look like a traditional quilt.
How do gravity blankets work? In addition to the question, "What is a weight rug?" the next question is how do they work?A gravity blanket is often used by professional therapists for patients during sensory integration therapy (ADHD). It is usually used to relieve the symptoms of
autism, sensory processing disorder, anxiety and
The benefits of a gravity rug:
Anxiety and stress can prevent us from a good night's sleep. Some people resort to sleeping pills, but others prefer a natural alternative. For them, a weight rug can provide that solution.
If you are wondering what benefits you can get from this blanket, here are some that are worth mentioning.
- Fighting stress
Stress affects us all.
The simplest everyday factors can have a negative effect on our mental health as well as our emotional and physical condition. Using the weight blanket, with deep tactile pressure, can relax the restless mind.
- Relieves restless legs syndrome
This can lead to sleep disorders or insomnia. People with Restless Legs Syndrome tend to use compression stockings to help alleviate the problem,But weight rugs can also provide relief from the soothing feeling of heaviness in the feet.
- Helps with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Sensory issues are thought to be caused by signals in the brain that "get stuck in motion" that can lead to anxiety attacks. Children with autism have a lot in common with those with anxiety disorders. In the end, both can experience emotional and behavioral turmoil. Placing a gravity blanket on these children can have a relaxing effect. The same goes for those anxious people who use the gravity blanket to help them feel a much needed hug.
- Helps patients with ADHD focus
This treatment helps to improve a person's mood and can be a good choice to consider for those with ADHD
- Helps improve sleep.
At some point in the night, we all go from one side to the other in our sleep. If sleep has become a challenge lately, using a gravity blanket can help. The deep tactile pressure of a blanket helps increase serotonin and melatonin levels. When serotonin increases, it is easier to relax into a more restful sleep.
- Provides support for the elderly
Anxiety, stress or chronic pain can further disrupt sleep by causing episodes of insomnia. With a blanket of gravity they can sleep better at night.
- Recreates a hug
Babies tend to respond better when cuddled. This does not remain only in childhood, the feeling of security remains within us as we grow older. The rug of gravity, thanks to its beads, creates a comfortable cocoon that mimics
the feeling of a warm hug, making it almost a magic blanket.