The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Brain Trauma Injuries
Millions of Americans experience brain trauma injuries each year. While sports and car accidents are the most common causes of these types of injuries, children can also be at risk during playground activities.
There are two type of brain injuries:
A traumatic brain injury (TBI)is an injury to the brain caused by an external force after birth. Common causes of a traumatic brain injury include gunshot wounds, motor vehicle crashes, assaults, or falling and striking your head.
An acquired brain injury (ABI) includes all types of traumatic brain injuries and also brain injuries caused after birth by cerebral vascular accidents (commonly known as stroke), and loss of oxygen to the brain (hypoxic brain injury).
Normal functioning is disrupted when the brain has been compromised from fractures, contusions, or concussions. After receiving proper medical treatment for the injury, many will continue to feel symptoms of confusion, dizziness, being tired, a stiff neck, and sleep disturbances. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® can help alleviate some of these problems.
Occupational therapists have been known to use deep pressure touch during a patient’s rehabilitation. Weighted blankets offer a way to receive pressure over the entire body or on a particular affected area. When placed on the body, the weight feels comforting without being restrictive.
As the body relaxes, serotonin is released, allowing the person to feel content. Irregularity in sleep can be aided naturally as the serotonin converts to melatonin, a hormone that induces sleep, affording the patient the restorative benefits of mental and physical rest. Symptoms and the amount of time they persist depend on the severity of the brain injury. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® supplements necessary medical care in a comforting way that the person can enjoy each time he needs it.