Research Articles

As our products are all research based here at Sommerfly, we wanted to provide you with a list of articles to help you discover what tools may be right for your situation.

The Effectiveness of Weighted Blankets on Sleep and Everyday Activities (2021)

A retrospective follow-up study of children and adults with ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder

 Weighted Blanket Use - A Systematic Review (2024)

Current literature synthesized to help develop the impetus needed to launch a research study into the effectiveness of using weighted blankets to decrease anxiety and insomnia.

 Weighted Blankets for Sleep in Children with ADHD (2023)

Research that evaluates the efficacy of weighted blankets on sleep, among children with ADHD and sleep problems.

Restraint and Seclusion Reduction

An article on the dangers of restraint and seclusion and the benefits of decreasing these techniques in favor of sensory techniques.

 Multiple Abstracts of Articles on the Benefits of Weighted Blankets

A review of a few different research articles about how weighted blankets have been show to have a positive effect on mental health.

Safety and Effectiveness of Weighted Blankets with Adults

How weighted blankets benefited adults, as well as were safe tools to use, during inpatient mental health stays.

Sensory Approaches in Psych Settings

How taking a sensory approach can have positive mental health benefits on patients.

Sensory Integration with Elders with Dementia

How creating sensory experiences can reduce agitation and discomfort in the elderly with dementia.

Sensory Room Environments for ASD Children

Strategies to create more sensory inclusive environments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensory disorders.

Facilitating Self Organization Through Sensory Rooms

How Occupational Therapists can encourage function and social participation in patients through the use of "placemaking".

Creating Sensory Rooms for Inpatient Mental Health Settings

How encouraging environmental enhancements for sensory rooms and have positive benefits on inpatient mental health settings.