How do weighted blankets make people feel at peace?

These blankets as the name suggests, have additional weights added to them. Weighted blankets play a crucial role in the provision of deep pressure therapy. This is achieved by covering the whole body with the weighted blanket, or by covering your shoulders. These are some of the methods on how to use a weighted blanket, to provide deep sleep therapy to your body. Profound pressure therapy results in a sense of calm and an improvement in sleep quality. What is the science behind this deep pressure therapy? Which hormones are involved in this process? These are some of the queries that will be answered in the next segment of this article. The science behind deep pressure therapy You might ask, how can a simple weight on a blanket have such an impact? All this comes down to one thing, hormones. Deep pressure therapy directly affects your sympathetic nervous system. This nervous system is directly affected by hormones controlling the amount of blood glucose and blood pressure. When stressed or anxious, you tend to breathe much faster, causing your blood pressure to increase. Deep pressure therapy will counter the sympathetic nervous system by encouraging the release of hormones that will affect another part of the nervous system called the parasympathetic nervous system. This system slows your heart rate and blood pressure. It gives you the feeling of being calm and…