The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Patients
Fetal alcohol syndrome is described as a cognitive and functional disability caused by damage to the central nervous system when alcohol was consumed by the pregnant mother.
Children born with this disability have physical and mental deformities that make life a challenge for them and their families. They tend to have deficiencies in memory, attention, judgment, and learning.
Struggling with these issues amid peers can become distressing. While participating in therapy and taking medication when problems arise help manage behavior, a Mosaic Weighted Blanket can positively supplement self-regulation.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are tailor-made to the height and weight specifications of each individual in a fabric design of your choosing. The customized weight that is built into our blankets acts as a deep pressure touch stimulant to calm the mind and body. Many who have fetal alcohol syndrome develop secondary disorders such as ADHD.
Using a weighted blanket gives the body an opportunity to stimulate serotonin and endorphin production, which work to quiet the mind and deliver relaxation. Anxiety and depression from FAS can lead to insomnia. Melatonin is gradually formed from serotonin and tells the body to sleep. A Mosaic Weighted Blanket® contributes to a sense of security and getting a restful sleep when the patient needs it.