Why Use a Weighted Blanket for ADHD?

If you have ADHD, you may experience the world very differently from most people. This can be a blessing and a curse. Unfortunately, ADHD often comes with a lot of anxiety, hyperactivity, and stress. Calm your mind and body with a medical grade weighted blanket for ADHD.

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Calm ADHD’s Racing Thoughts With a Weighted Blanket for ADHD

ADHD is a syndrome that affects executive functioning skills such as attention, memory, and concentration. It can lead to impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and poor organization. Those who have ADHD often find that they relate to the world in a different, unique way. Some, such as TEDx speaker Stephen Tonti, have argued that ADHD is a difference in cognition, not a disorder. (1) This may be why the Attention Deficit Disorder Association refers to ADHD as a “syndrome”. (2) While ADHD is beneficial in some ways, such as the ability to “hyperfocus” or completely absorb oneself in a task, it can lead to significant challenges. Living on a seemingly different plane of reality can be stressful and lonely. And the hyperactivity caused by ADHD means that it is often extremely difficult to settle down or relax. Fortunately, weighted blankets for ADHD can provide peace and tranquility.

Science shows that people with ADHD are low in seratonin, an important regulatory hormone. (3) The good news is that weighted blankets boost seratonin levels by using deep touch pressure. Deep touch pressure is similar to a hug. When the body is touched lightly, the nervous system reacts with alertness. But when the body is touched with deep pressure, it begins to calm down. In addition to seratonin, deep touch pressure releases oxytocin, a bonding-related chemical that relaxes the body. The deep touch pressure of a weighted blanket can help the hyperactivity of ADHD calm down and relax.

A recent study showed that weighted vests significantly improved concentration in classroom students with ADHD. The deep pressure of weight on the body helped students with ADHD calm down and focus. (4) This means that our medical grade weighted lap pads or throws can be useful in calming the mind of a student with ADHD. They’re useful for doing homework or relaxing at home.

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For adults or children with ADHD, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and organizational difficulties can lead to difficulty with life. Anxiety, depression, and insomnia are common symptoms among people in general, and can be especially present in individuals with ADHD. Fortunately, sleeping with a weighted blanket can be a positive change that can reduce depression. It can relieve insomnia symptoms, and a better night’s sleep can lead to lowered anxiety.

Try our weighted blankets, weighted throws, or weighted lap pads to help ease anxiety symptoms. We’re here to give your life more peace.


1. “ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU.” TED-Ed, ed.ted.com/on/HdN6ZoLW.
2. “ADHD: The Facts.” ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association, add.org/adhd-facts/.
3. “Serotonin and ADHD – What Is the Relationship Between the Two?” Health Guide Info, 16 Aug. 2010,
4. VandenBerg, Nancy L. “The Use of a Weighted Vest To Increase On-Task Behavior in Children With Attention Difficulties.” The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 17 July 2001.