May 10, 2015 2 min read

Good News for Older People

It’s a blanket statement but still true: Aging Americans can benefit from having a special blanket—one that’s lightly weighted to about three to five pounds, that is.

There are several reasons. First, older people tend to get less deep REM sleep at night. A weighted blanket can help the brain produce melatonin and serotonin, allowing the person to sleep more soundly at night and be more alert during the day.

The elderly tend to get cold easily regardless of the temperature, and Mosaic Weighted blankets has a line for seniors keep them warm because the BPA free plastic pellets makes these blankets sort of a beanbag combined with a blanket, and it acclimates to body temperature, providing a sense of comfort and warmth. 

"If you love someone who is struggling with aging, this blanket can provide comfort without taking a pill." says Laura LeMond, the founder of Mosaic Weighted Blankets and the seniors line of weighted blankets. 

LeMond started her company in 2011, and she created a lightly 3 lb blanket for her mother, who is 83 and lives in an assisted living facility. The blanket was a hit, and LeMond started the line for seniors. "My mom loves her blanket, she can take it from the bed to her chair and she says it makes her feel warm and comforted." 

Weighted blankets are great for Alzheimer's patients, patients who suffer from dementia and sleep issues.  Mosaic Weighted Blankets provide a feeling of comfort; they mimic a hug with their steady pressure on the body. The even distribution of weight gives a pleasant feeling of being cuddled and comforted.

Mosaic supplies the Featherweight product line of lightly weighted blankets to senior centers, assisted living facilities and hospitals. 

For more information look under Featherweight Blankets at www.mosaicweightedblankets.com or contact LeMond 512 567-8943

 

 

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