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Notesapppoet

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does anyone know the science behind the need for like, deep pressure, compression, squeezing, weight, etc. all over the body? like I know it's common for people to benefit from weighted blankets and vests and things, but I'm curious about the physical reason for the sensory input. I *constantly* seek compression -- like I really cannot get enough of it, and sometimes it's really distressing if I can't get it. I just want my whole body to be squeezed all the time

    • Finleaf

      223d

      In autistic people specifically, dyspraxia/apraxia/poor interoception can mean we don't feel fully connected to our bodies. The pressure gives us wide-spread/fullbody sensory input that allows us to recentre ourselves within our bodies. That said, compression is soothing for most humans and some other mammals so I'm sure there's more to it than that!

    • Ash.G

      399d

      It's calming and makes you feel protected.

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One of the replies mentioned using weighted blankets, which can provide deep pressure stimulation. This type of sensory input is thought to help calm the nervous system and release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, sleep, and sensory perception. The physical reason for seeking compression or deep pressure might be related to the calming effect it has on the body and the release of serotonin, which can improve overall well-being.

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