person sleeping on a sofa with weighted eye mask and weighted blanket

Finding Comfort and Calm

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects how individuals process sensory input, leading to potential sensory overload. Neurodivergent individuals, including those with autism, ADHD, or anxiety, may face significant sensory challenges. This piece delves into the benefits of weighted items, such as blankets and clothing, for those with SPD. These items exert deep pressure on the body, inducing calmness, enhancing proprioception, promoting sensory integration, and improving focus. They are a valuable tool for managing SPD, especially when complemented by sensory-friendly environments and self-regulating activities, helping individuals thrive despite sensory challenges.