Senior Weighted Blankets: A Natural Sleep Aid for Older Adults
Why don't seniors sleep as well as younger adults? It's harder to get rest for this population for some reasons listed below:
Older people tend to get less deep REM sleep at night, a weighted blanket can help them sleep more soundly and be more alert during the day due to better sleep habits.
Older people can get cold easily, no matter what the outside temperature and senior blankets keep you warm because the polypellet content of the blanket, it keeps you warm.
Senior blankets can simulate a feeling of comfort, they simulate a “hug” with the steady pressure that they produce on the body. This blanket, because of it’s evenly distributed gives that swaddled unspoken feeling that we like of being cuddled and comforted, a featherweight blanket can comfort and calm the person.
As we age, we tend to produce less melatonin and wake up often at night.Senior blankets help with the production of melatonin and serotonin in the brain, causing the person to sleep more soundly at night.
A senior blanket (3-5 lbs) is quilted and made out of high cotton fabrics and weighted by non toxic polypellets (think of a bean bag and a blanket).
All blankets are made of 100% cotton fabrics
Mosaic Weighted Blankets contain commercial grade non toxic poly pellets and are custom sewn on commercial grade machines Senior weighted blankets are a lightly weighted blanket designed for the older population and is a great sensory integration tool which can benefit sleep and rest.
Senior blankets are 3 to 5 lbs and created by Laura LeMond, the creator of Mosaic Weighted Blankets. Laura created the blanket with her mother in mind, her mom is 82 and they have been successful for the following reasons:
“My mom is usually by a cold air conditioner and she likes the blanket, because it keeps her warm, and she is sleeping better with it on her legs at night. She hauls it all over the house with her, she really loves it. For some reason 5 to 7 pm is a hard time for mother, and she uses her blanket then. Older people tend to complain about being cold, and the blanket really helps with that.”
It's a great gift for the holiday - forget hand lotion, soap and stamps... make a "quality of life" difference by buying one for that special senior in your life.