People with Autism have difficulty with peer to peer communication and usually engage in restricted activities and repeated behaviors. Symptoms of Autism can begin to appear in children at the age of 2. Most of the symptoms usually persist throughout the individual’s life.
There are many different forms of treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy, social training, counseling, physical training, speech therapy and parental training are all popular forms of treatment. Medications will sometimes be used if the individual has issues with mood or anxiety.
Weighted blankets are now being used by the general public to help ease stress and anxiety, but weighted blankets originally became popularized in the autism community. The heavy weight of the blanket feels like a loving hug, and releases serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, causing feelings of well being. This can help the sufferer calm down during times of agitation and anxiety.
If you or your loved one is suffering from Autism, the Dreamhug weighted blanket might be a safe alternative to medication. Those who have Asperger’s tend to report the highest degree of benefit from weighted blankets!
Dreamhug offers a 15 sleeps guarantee. If you or your loved one don’t notice an improvement in the Asperger’s symptoms, we’ll issue you a refund. No questions asked!