The grounding pressure of weighted stuffed animals is said to relax the nervous system. Additionally, weighted plush creatures can be just as benefit adults even though the word "stuffed animal" may make them sound like they are only for kids. These self-soothing objects, such as a plush animal or blanket, can bring comfort and quiet at the conclusion of a trying day. Weighted teddy bears have been used for years by doctors and therapists to help patients cope with loss and sadness. Plush toys have even been given to children with ADHD and autism as a kind of sensory stimulation. Long regarded as soft comforters, plush animals now have a more substantial therapeutic value due to their weight.