sleeping boy

Get better sleep

Lower anxiety and stress

stressed adult with a headache
young boy reading a book on the couch

other benefits

for children

other benefits

for adults and the elderly

happy elderly couple

References

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Mullen, Brian, et al. Exploring the safety and therapeutic effects of deep pressure stimulation using a weighted blanket. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (2008), 24(1):65-89.

Novak, Theresa, et al. Pilot study of a sensory room in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. Australasian Psychiatry (2012), 20(5):401-406.

Reynolds, Stacey, Shelly J. Lane, and Brian Mullen. Effects of deep pressure stimulation on physiological arousal. American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2015), 69(3):1-5.

VandenBerg, Nancy L. The use of a weighted vest to increase on-task behavior in children with attention difficulties. American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2001), 55:621-628.

Cox, Amy L., et al. The effects of weighted vests on appropriate in-seat behaviors of elementary-age students with autism and severe to profound intellectual disabilities. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (2009), 24(1):17-26.

Buckle, F., Franzsen, D., & Bester, J. The effect of the wearing of weighted vests on the sensory behaviour of learners diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder within a school context. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy (2011), 41(3):36–42.

Fertel-Daly, Doreen, Gary Bedell, and Jim Hinojosa. Effects of a weighted vest on attention to task and self-stimulatory behaviors in preschoolers with pervasive developmental disorders. American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2001), 55(6):629-640.

Olson, Laurette J., and Heather J. Moulton. Occupational therapists' reported experiences using weighted vests with children with specific developmental disorders. Occupational therapy international (2004), 11(1):52-66.

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