The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Agitation Disorders
Signs of agitation can be both mental and physical. Racing thoughts, insomnia, pacing the room, and fingernail biting are all indicators of someone suffering from agitation. Causes for agitation vary greatly from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia, substance withdrawal, Vitamin B6 deficiency, and medication side effects.
Whatever the cause, feeling agitated can be disruptive to everyday functioning. DPTS, or deep pressure touch stimulation, is similar to getting a massage in that pressure on the body eases muscle tension and elevates your mood.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® use the built-in weight to simulate DPTS in a custom and comfortable fashion. When you or a friend is in need of peace and security, a weighted blanket can help you rejuvenate naturally.
Another feature of a Mosaic Weighted Blanket® is its ability to increase hormones in your body that initiate sleep. When racing thoughts and physical agitation keep you from getting a restful sleep that lasts the whole night, pressure on the body can stimulate the production of serotonin, allowing you to feel calm. Eventually, serotonin will change into melatonin, the hormone believed to aid us in falling asleep.
Uninterrupted sleep is vital to good health and focused mental faculities. It’s also nice that Mosaic Weighted Blankets are portable and can be taken to school, work, or a doctor’s office to discretely ease your mind.