The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Cerebral Palsy Patients
Cerebral palsy is a nonprogressive brain disorder that impairs movement due to damage of the developing brain. According to the United Cerebral Palsy Association, over 750,000 Americans have CP, and most have been diagnosed by the age of 2 to 3 years old.
Since there is a broad range of severity in physical and mental impairments, no standard treatment is applicable to all persons with cerebral palsy. Some may require medication to control seizures and muscle spasms, however a majority go through several forms of therapy, such as psychological, occupational, and behavioral, to improve their lives.
A weighted blanket can be used to improve sensory abnormalities, aid physical therapy, and reduce insomnia. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® deliver deep pressure touch stimulation, similar to getting a massage, in a natural and comfortable way. Distributing the weight over your loved one’s body or draped over a specific area, such as the legs, eases muscle tension and elevates the patient's mood.
Our natural production of serotonin is increased when pressure is applied, which creates a feeling of happiness and calm. Vital restorative sleep can be achieved when the serotonin converts to melatonin naturally. Designed to suit each person’s height and weight, Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are made with your loved one’s relaxation in mind.