The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Tourette's Syndrome Patients
Symptoms of the inherited neurological disorder Tourette's syndrome (GTS) usually occur in late adolescence around or before the age of 18.
Though the most recognized form of this disorder is associated with socially unacceptable vocal outbursts, the most common accounts include physical motions, or “tics,” which may result in muscle fatigue due to repetition and anxiety from exhibiting symptoms in public.
Medication and therapy are used to treat those with Tourette’s, but a Mosaic Weighted Blanket® can offer aid to relieve muscle tension and anxiety.
With customized weight distribution and height dimensions, the Mosaic Weighted Blanket® assists in the release of serotonin by utilizing deep pressure touch stimulation. Moderate pressure exerted on the body has been shown to calm a person’s mind and allow relaxation, much like a massage or a hug from a loved one.
Our physical response to easy pressure is a production of serotonin—a hormone that lifts moods and soothes aches. Shortly after serotonin is produced, it converts to melatonin—a hormone that induces sleep. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are a comfy, drug-free solution for anxiety and deep sleep necessary for a healthy lifestyle.