The Benefits of Weighted Blankets
for Williams Syndrome
Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.
Using a weighted blanket can comfort someone with Williams Syndrome by replicating deep pressure touch stimulation. Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are made with weights and high-quality fabric to relax the users as if they were being held by a loved one.
Productivity and daily functioning tend to become an issues when someone with Willams Sydrome has difficulty getting much-needed restorative sleep. Without recuperative rest, a sufferer’s daytime hours can be plagued with emotional stress, loss of productivity, and fatigue.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® soothe the spirit and body by encouraging serotonin production. When serotonin breaks down and changes to melatonin, our bodies respond by gently falling into a deep, restful sleep. Maintaining sleep for the entire night is healthy for everyone involved and makes the daytime occurrences easier to deal with.
WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.