The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
Do you or someone you know suffer from OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a long-term mental illness that inflicts unwanted thoughts, which drive the individual to repeat actions in an attempt to quiet his own mind. A heightened sense of fear about germs may cause the sufferer to wash his hands over and over. Worries that he's forgotten to perform certain everyday tasks (like locking the front door) may become an obsession with opening, closing, and turning the lock hundreds of times.
Many times people with OCD realize that their thoughts and actions negatively impact their lives and relationships with loved ones. Medication and therapy to help manage these unwanted thoughts and feelings can be supplemented with a Mosaic Weighted Blanket®.
When thoughts and fears seem uncontrollable, the deep pressure touch stimulation of a weighted blanket gives the feeling of stability and eases body tension from stress. When gentle pressure is dispensed over your body, serotonin and endorphins are produced naturally from within. These chemicals relax the mind and boost your mood. Stress-related sleeplessness can also be aided with a Mosaic Weighted Blanket® when the newly produced serotonin converts to melatonin, our body’s natural sleep-inducing hormone. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are made with quality fabric that feels comfy while encouraging your body to rest.