Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that causes panic attacks in an individual. Most panic attacks last for only 5 to 10 minutes, however some can last for hours with varying intensity.
When someone is experiencing a panic attack, they can experience intense fear, sweating, palpitations, shaking and shortness of breath.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and medications are the most conventional treatment. Weighted blankets can be used as an additional tool to help calm down during a panic attack. Used in combination with your doctor's recommendations, we believe that the Dreamhug™ weighted blanket can help people suffering from panic disorders fall asleep and stay asleep longer.