Sensory quilts, otherwise known as weighted blankets, are very useful when it comes to curing insomnia or in many therapies. They are used by people suffering from numerous diseases, for example Autism, Asperger’s syndrome or Alzheimer’s disease. People using them are happy with the results, but before you can consider weighted blanket an useful tool, you have to make sure it meets some conditions.
First of all, blanket’s or quilt’s weight must be appropriate for its user. It means it always has to be custom made. Many weighted blankets are produced for children. You don’t expect an adult to use the same type of blanket, do you? And you would not cover a kid with a adult-sized quilt. Size of a blanket is just as important as its weight.
Sensory quilt must be made of natural fabrics, preferably anti allergic. They also should be very soft and feel good against one’s skin. Such therapy quilt should be filled with proper material, which would be fibreglass. Even the seam should be adequate – so that the filling would not fall out.
Users of sensory quilts, asked about their feelings about it, respond with a smile. They say it reminds them big old quilts that their grandparents used to cover them with. Basicly while using weighted blanket muscles are able to relax under its gentle pressure. This lets our brain relax as well. Entire body and mind, already calmed down, is way more likely to get proper rest.