The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Rett's Syndrome Patients
Have you been looking for alternative therapies for your child’s Rett’s Syndrome? Rett’s syndrome is often compared to autism and cerebral palsy, but does have distinct developmental differences, such as language regression and wringing hands together.
Typically Rett’s is included in the autism spectrum disorder because the children experience social interaction problems, communication complications, and sensory processing difficulties.
As they lose all or most speech capability, they are prone to anxiety and panic attacks that arise as screaming fits or other disruptive behavior. Weighted blankets help those with Rett’s syndrome stay calm and reduce sleep disturbances.
There is a pleasant sensation in being swaddled by a weighted blanket that children who have problems with sensory processing respond well to. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® take into account your child’s height and weight when crafting a customized blanket, so that she may feel the benefit of deep pressure touch stimulation without restricting movement and breathing.
Often described as feeling like a hug, the pressure from dispersed weight over the body leads to perceived stability and an improved mood. Serotonin is created in the body when soothing pressure is applied and instigates restorative sleep when it transforms into melatonin. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are easy to throw into a backpack or bring in the car to ease your child wherever you are.