Yours truly wrote a book!
With OT, Cara Koscinski, I wrote a book on weighted blankets. I used to have a weighted blanket company, so I am sharing all that I have learned. It’s full of information from what conditions they help with, how to choose one, how neurology comes into play, and much more.
It’s available now for pre-sale on Amazon.
If you are not familiar with weighted blankets, they are a staple in the autism community for helping with sensory processing disorder (SPD) symptoms along with the stressors that occur in people with autism while trying to navigate a world that doesn’t make sense.
I discovered weighted blankets while I was getting sensory integration therapy at an occupational therapy (OT) clinic. My OT put one on me and I felt like my muscles were melting into the floor. I use it now for when I feel anxious and when I have trouble sleeping, though I use it almost every night. I have a 34-pound queen size on my bed and a 15-pound weighted throw on my couch.
And yes, I highly recommend one, and I cover how to choose one in the book, which is important because a weighted blanket usually starts at $100 or more. In the book, I also wrote about how you could possibly get one covered by medical insurance, especially for people on Medicaid.