The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
Are you or a loved one struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur immediately following a terrifying event but may show up months or even years later. Emotional stress, fear, and sleep disturbances can negatively affect your work and family life.
Nightmares and flashbacks tend to aggravate insomnia. Whether your PTSD was caused by military combat, natural disaster, disease diagnosis, or a violent assault, it is often a long-lasting battle to reduce symptoms and get back to a healthy lifestyle.
Treatments typically involve medications, group therapy, and relaxation techniques. Using a Mosaic Weighted Blanket® can assist with mood swings and restorative sleep.
When fearful thoughts strike, a weighted blanket draped over your body supports feelings of comfort and security. The deep pressure touch stimulation has been found to weaken unwanted thoughts and relax muscle tension. Equivalent to the benefits of massage, moderate pressure applied to the body fosters the natural production of serotonin.
Serotonin, a hormone, transforms to melatonin, which induces sleepiness and helps to maintain sleep throughout the night. Comfortable and prescription-free, Mosaic Weighted Blankets® effectively supplement treatments for PTSD and are durable enough to last for the long haul.