THE SCIENCE BEHIND LEVIA

DEEP PRESSURE touch stimulation


Weighted blankets have been used for years in the medical community in order to treat patients with autism, ADHS, insomnia, stress, anxieties, depression, chronic pain, Alzheimer and other mental illnesses – with great success and feedback. 


LEVIA weighted blanket uses the natural force of gravity to help relax and reduce stress. The scientific trigger is called “deep pressure touch stimulation” – in short DPTS


DPTS, to put it in simple words, is a term for weight being smoothly and evenly distributed on the body. You have felt the deep pressure touch stimulation before in form of a massage or a hug – this effect on the body is linked to better sleep, relaxation and overall well-being.  

HORMONE


Hormones influence our lives and control our body functions – among others sleep. The therapeutic method of DPTS (explained above) increases the production of serotonin (the “feel-good” hormone) and melatonin (the “sleep-good” hormone), while decreasing cortisol, a stress hormone. 

Serotonin is decreasing the activity in the nervous system and calms your body and mind. Serotonin also helps to produce the “sleep-good” hormone melatonin, which is responsible for telling us when it’s time for bed. 


Due to our busy lifestyle, the smartphone and irregular sleeping schedules, the production of melatonin can get altered. LEVIA helps to reclaim your sleep by triggering the production of those hormones – in a natural, drug-free way.  

MELATONIN

"Sleep hormone"

SEROTONIN 

"Feel-good hormone"

CORTISOL 

"stress hormone"

1. For which disabilities, disorders and symptoms is the LEVIA blanket suitable?

Weighted blankets have been applied for years in the medical sector – with great success. Therapeutic blankets are proven to help people that are suffer from the following disorders, disabilities and symptoms: 


» Insomnia and other sleep disorders 

» Stress and burnout 

» Anxiety (e.g. panic attacks) 

» Depression» ADD und ADHD 

» Autism un Asperger Syndrome 

» Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) 

» Psychological and physical tension 

» Alzheimer ‘s and Parkinson

» Dementia 

» Sensory disorders 

2. Can anyone use a LEVIA blanket?

Don’t worry, LEVIA blankets are safe to use. Yet you should keep following exceptions in mind: 


» No children under the age of 5 or below the weight of 20 kg without supervision 

» No persons with advanced type 2 diabetes 

» No persons with a diabetic foot syndrome 

» Persons with kidney problems should consult their doctor before using LEVIA 

» Every person need to be able to remove the blanket easily by themselves