The results of this study reveal that the use of weighted blankets is safe and that 63% of study participants reported lower anxiety after use, and 78% preferred the weighted blanket as a calming modality.
This study demonstrates that a weighted blanket may aid in reducing insomnia and provide a non-pharmacological approach to improve sleep quality. Study participants liked sleeping with a weighted blanket and felt more refreshed in the morning. Findings show participants had a calmer night’s sleep.
Deep touch pressure (DTP) is generally referred to as a form of tactile sensory input, which is often provided by holding, stroking, hugging, swaddling, and squeezing. Research has indicated that DTP can increase the quality of life of patients suffering from anxiety, pain and unrest.
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Two studies with collegiate swimmers and basketball players showed that increasing sleep to 10 hours per night significantly improved performance. Swimmers saw improved start, sprint and turn times, and number of kick strokes. Both studies helped participants break a number of records.
Post-exercise recovery and regeneration (PERR) is as important as the training regimen to the complex adaptive process of increasing athletic performance. The foundation of PERR is sleep. Sleep constitutes the passive recovery, regeneration and rest process. Sleep has a direct effect on metabolic processes such as energy balance, appetite and weight control. Attending to the importance of it will reduce the risk of over-training/under-recovery, enhance resistance to illness and will improve recovery from energy.
Research on collegiate athletes showed they improved their on-court performance — specifically shooting accuracy, free throw and 3-pointer percentages — simply by being in bed longer. These athletes performed better and reported decreased feelings of tension, anger and confusion during practices and games.
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