Sensory Compression Blanket Sensory Bed Sheet for Kids - Help Kids Ages 5+ Settle Down at Nighttime - Comfortable Sleeping Bedding (Double)
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More rigorous studies are needed to determine if weighted items actually produce a clinically significant effect. You can also choose between two colors for the shell, taupe or graphite grey. The shell is non-removable, and dry cleaning is recommended if stains or smudges occur. Please note the blanket is designed with adults in mind, and Saatva does not recommend that children use it. In my 30 years of experience I have seen countless patients show remarkable results from sensory strategies, especially compression and weight. The change in behavior is often instantaneous.
The Cotton Napper is made primarily from organic cotton fabric and spandex. Due to this organic construction that doesn’t include artificial fillers or synthetic beads, this blanket is softer, more breathable, and more natural then the average weighted blanket. The blanket comes in twin, queen, and king sizes to accommodate single sleepers and couples who like sharing weighted blankets. There is also a teen size with slightly smaller dimensions than the twin. The teen is available in a 12-pound option and the twin is available in 15 and 20 pounds. The queen comes only in a 20-pound version, while the king is sold in a 30- or 35-pound option.Most importantly, occupational therapists are often providing treatment under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, which mandates therapeutic and instructional strategies must be research-based whenever possible. Some blankets also promote more airflow than others due to how they are constructed. Knitted blankets have an openwork design that allows air to pass through freely, and this can help you keep cool – even if the blanket is exceptionally heavy. Quilted blankets cannot circulate air as well and often sleep hot as a result. Machine wash, not dry:Some weighted blankets can be washed in a machine as a whole, but should be air dried rather than machine dried. Some children are able to suddenly sit for 20 minutes at a table doing work while wearing a vest, where previously they were able to sit for barely three minutes. If up to thirty-three percent of patients can improve with harmless distilled water, and only some sixty percent get the desired result with the pharmacologically active substance, we should be striving for all patients to be cured with a placebo. Then we would not have to administer a dangerous active substance.
Again, have a chat with your family doctor before deciding which blanket – if any – will be the most effective sleep strategy for your child. Do Weighted Blankets Make You Hot? Many weighted blankets are specifically designed for children. A weighted blanket for kids will range between 3 and 10 pounds. If your child weighs more than 100 pounds, then a blanket for adults or children may be more suitable. Depending on availability, we test up to three weights for each blanket. This allows us to gauge how comfortable the blanket is for different weight groups. Machine wash cover only:For these blankets, you’ll need to separate the inner shell housing the beads or pellets from its outer cover. Unless the care instructions say otherwise, you can wash and dry the cover in a machine. Spot-cleaning with water and mild detergent is usually advised for the inner shell.I like the crispy cool feel of its cotton, and Baloo Living has linen duvet covers if you want to avoid washing the entire blanket—though it can be machine-washed and dried. We tested the throw, but the company has other sizes and weights. You can get your blanket monogrammed, but you won't be able to return it for any reason if you do. The best weight for your blanket depends entirely on your body. As we’ve discussed, most people tend to prefer blankets that equate to roughly 10 percent of their body weight. That said, there is some wiggle room with this estimate. Don’t let the name dissuade you if you share a blanket with your partner at night. The standard size is intended for single sleepers, but you can also opt for a larger, couple-friendly size measuring 75 inches wide and 100 inches long. The latter ensures ample coverage even if you sleep on a king or California king mattress, and you won’t need to worry about feet slipping out at night.
The blanket is composed of 100% cotton that feels soft to the touch. The cotton is a long-staple variety, which is known for its superior quality and durability compared to short-staple cotton. The blanket is designed with four gauze layers, resulting in exceptional breathability. You can use this blanket on its own, but it’s also a strong option for sleepers who’d like a blanket to layer on top of a comforter for a touch of additional insulation. A meta-analysis (including a systematic review) that complied recent data for deep pressure therapy items, including weighted and compression vests, squeeze machines, and brushing therapy, found that none were supported by evidence for any reason (Losinski, Sanders & Wiseman, 2017). Many of the studies reported on were low-quality for a number of reasons, and it is unknown how this could contribute to the results. Weighted Vests and Autism Nodpod's Body weighs 6.5 pounds, and has one super soft microfleece side and one side a cool cotton. Not sure if it's for you? You can return it within 30 days. Baloo's is 8 pounds and can also be returned within 30 days. I use them at my desk, or just to cover some of me at night, especially when it's hot. Their compactness makes them feel perfectly heavy, and it means I can also bring them into the office or on road trips. We’ve covered a variety of options to use as a compression garment to offer sensory support through pressure. Compression vests are a common term, but the vest garment is not always feasible as a sensory compression tool.
Another great resource is the use of sensory clothing, or clothing that supports sensory needs, no matter the diagnoses or preference. In recent years, there are more options out there as well as greater availability to accessing sensory-friendly garments. Should Occupational Therapists Use Compression Vests? If you have a hard time relaxing and falling asleep, then you might be an excellent candidate for a weighted blanket. However, these products are not for everyone. While many sleepers report more relaxation and less anxiety sleeping under a weighted blanket, others feel too claustrophobic and pinned down. A weighted blanket may not be suitable if you are a hot sleeper, either – though some models promote temperature control better than others. The blanket is designed with high-quality glass bead fill encased in a cotton shell. Grid stitching keeps the glass beads in place, resulting in even distribution across the blanket and preventing the fill from bunching up. Size: Blankets are available in a wide range of sizes, from tiny baby blankets to huge blankets meant to drape over a king size bed. Throw blanket sizes are ideal for both cozying up on the sofa and for one person in bed, while larger sizes can be awkward outside of the bed but are the best choice for couples in search of warmth. Because of the nature of sensory based treatment strategies, much of what is done is trial and error.
The blanket is available in three weight options – 10, 15, and 20 pounds. These weights are best suited for people who weigh between 100 and 200 pounds. All models measure 48 by 72 inches, which is a good throw blanket size for one adult. The cover is removable and machine-washable, and the blanket carries an affordable price-point compared to similar quality blankets in the same size.You can select a weight of 15, 20, or 35 pounds for your Gravity Blanket. Those who weigh at least 150 pounds should find one of these options comfortable. All blanket sizes share the same measurements of 48 inches wide and 72 inches long with the exception of the queen/king model, which is 35 pounds (90 inches by 90 inches) and great for couples. The other systematic review from the AJOT went even further and stated that “weighted vests/items…received a red light designation…indicating that therapists should not use these approaches for children with sensory processing challenges” (Battin et al., 2020). Best Evidence for Weighted Compression Vests Moderate evidence suggests that weighted items can increase attention and occupational performance. A weighted blanket may induce the sensation of being hugged, swaddled, or gently held. This engages the ‘5 senses’ by ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing,’ which in turn may induce a relaxing state and sense of calmness. The weighted blanket may gently push down on the body, helping you feel safe, secure, or in a protected space. Just as a firm, warm, and cozy hug can be a powerful agent for relaxation, a weighted blanket may help you wind down and de-stress before bed.” Machine wash and dry:Every component of the blanket – including the inner shell that contains the weighted materials – can be washed and dried in a household machine. These models usually come with detailed laundering instructions about water temperature, acceptable cleaning agents, and drying heat level.