The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Fibromyalgia Patients
Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder characterized by chronic pain, fatigue, muscle and joint stiffness, and sleep disturbances. Other stress-related disorders can accompany fibromyalgia, leaving the afflicted with anxiety and depression.
Because there is no definitive cause pinpointed yet, minimizing symptoms is currently the only standard treatment. Muscle spasms, widespread pain, lack of concentration, and insomnia are all common symptoms. Medications are sometimes prescribed to fight muscle pain and anxiety, but physical therapy and exercise are also recommended.
A Mosaic Weighted Blanket® can be used to treat stress, physical discomfort, and sleeplessness in those with fibromyalgia. The added weight sewn into a Mosaic Weighted Blanket® dispenses a gentle pressure over the body or to a localized tender point, such as the shoulders or back.
Deep pressure touch stimulation, like that of a massage, eases muscle tension and joint pain in a way that does not aggravate the pain of fibromyalgia. This pressure to the body also encourages serotonin and endorphin production, which elevates your mood and further soothes body aches naturally. When serotonin converts to melatonin, a hormone that induces sleep, your Mosaic Weighted Blanket® reduces incidents of insomnia and gives you the opportunity to get the restorative sleep your body needs.