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The list of conditions weighted blankets is known to help is rather overwhelming. But ironically it is simply because the blankets work to help trigger the body into a natural cycle of healthy hormone release which then triggers a whole cascade of follow-up hormone release AND result in improved sleep which triggers additional known health benefits.
Our body naturally produces 50 known hormones. These hormones affect everything from digestion to behavior to how you feel throughout the day. The levels of these various hormones also work together in a yet to be fully understood dance.
Weighted blankets act as a form of Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS). When the weight of the blanket is placed on the body, it stimulates and activates the deep pressure touch receptors. This causes the body to produce oxytocin, serotonin and then in turn melotonin.