Using a weighted blanket is just like swaddling a babe or being hugged tight, and they’ve been touted for their treatment or help with insomnia, mental health issues (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), restless leg syndrome, Alzheimer’s and even cerebral palsy in adults, and have even shown some positive results with those on the autism spectrum.
Although for most children it is not an every night problem, the unpredictability of bedwetting can be enough to affect self-image and esteem, confidence and social interaction. But what can be done?
What's the best thing we can do as parents? Teach our kids to read? Provide more emotional intelligence support? These are all fine and good, but sleeping well is one thing I'm trying really hard to instill in the kids.