Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders
Insomnia and sleep deprivation effect almost 30% of the people from any age group in the western countries. Insomnia has impact on mental and physical wellbeing. A 2015 study from Sweden used weighted blankets for insomnia patients. Improved sleep quality and quantity was shown with using weighted blankets.
The weighted chain blanket used in the present study had a positive impact on sleep, both objectively and subjectively, where a number of physiological and behavioral measures were improved during weighted blanket use. When the participants used the weighted blanket, they had a calmer night’s sleep, with a decrease in movements. Subjectively, they believed that using the blanket provided them with a more comfortable, better quality, and more secure sleep. In conclusion, a weighted blanket may aid in reducing insomnia through increased tactile and proprioceptive inputs, may provide an innovative, non-pharmacological approach and complementary tool to improve
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Research on autistic children indicates that they prefer proximal sensory stimulation such as touching. Deep pressure touch has been found to have beneficial effects in a variety of clinical settings. Calming response to deep touch stimulation appears to be most effectivefor autistic disorders.
Chin J Physiol. 2015 Jun 30;58(3):147-55. doi: 10.4077/CJP.2015.BAD294.
Bioceramic beads have natural minerals which carry FIR energy. FIR energy is well known and used by oriental medicine for many generations. An article from Chinese Journal of Physiology in 2015 explains the far infrared ray emitting bioceramic material and its effect on the living cells.
Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering
With the recent developments of nanotechnology the textile industry introduced health fabrics which emit far infrared energy. FIR energy can penetrate up to4 centimeters (about 1-1/2 inches), exciting the vibrational energy of molecules and resonating with cellular frequencies. It is clinically proven that FIR emitting fabrics promote metabolism and blood circulation in the body.