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Weighted tools offered to the special needs community with unmatched advantages
Weighted tools have recently arrived at Special Needs Essentials’ online store with
unmatched advantages in the competition. They are selected from Covered in Comfort, a
mom owned business created to answer the needs of one child. All products are designed
and assembled in the United States. SNE sells them below the suggested retail price and
offers free shipping, as well as free educational information on their blog. Overall, high product
quality, competitive pricing and involvement in customers’ wellness make SNE’ weighted
tools offer one of the most competitive on the market.
Weighted blankets provide pressure and sensory input, similar to a
hug. They are made of plastic pellets, evenly distributed in a quilted pattern
in order to provide a widespread sensation of pressure. Studies have proven
that the pressure provided by hugs or weighted tools enables the release of
serotonin, a hormone that calms and relaxes the body. It also stimulates
oxytocin, a hormone that promotes feeling of contentment and willingness of
social bonding, among others.
This sensation is particularly valuable for individuals affected by
autism and other sensory seeking individuals. They can use weighted
blankets as a calming tool or simply as a regular blanket at night. During the
day, weighted tools can be used to fix anxiety, anger or just for comfort. Users
can sit and wrap themselves in the blanket or lay down with it from minutes
to hours, as long as they feel the benefits. At night, weighted blankets can
help them go to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.
SNE’s blankets are washable and made with non-toxic materials,
unlike most products on the market. As for the color, solid blue
provides a calming effect. SNE’s blankets have the ability to be warmed
in the dryer or cooled in the freezer, thus providing the additional benefit
of adjustable temperature. Fringes provide extra sensory input, enabling
the person to play with them while calming down. Various sizes exist, the
suggested blanket weight being 10% of the user’s weight plus 1 lb.
Mullen B., Champagne T., Krishnamurty S., Dickson D. & Gao R. (2008). “Exploring the
Safety and Therapeutic Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation Using a Weighted
Blanket,” Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 24(1), 65-89.
Grandin T. (1992). “Calming Effects of Deep Touch Pressure in Patients with Autistic
Disorder, College Students, and Animals,”
Journal of Child and Adolescent
Psychopharmacology 2(1), 63-72. http://www.grandin.com/inc/squeeze.html
Puig V. & Gulledge A. (2011). “Serotonin and Prefrontal Cortex Function: Neurons,
Networks, and Circuits,” Molecular Neurobiology 44(3), 449-464.
To learn more about the new selection or the company in general, contact Deborah Grauzam at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website at www.specialneedsessentials.com or the Facebook page at
Special Needs Essentials is an online store dedicated to offering essential materials that can
enhance the quality of life for people with special needs, their families, and the professionals
caring for them. SNE specializes in educational, therapeutic, play to learn, living aids, and
sensory products. The company’s ultimate purpose is to promote awareness and facilitate support of the special needs community.
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