Mosaic Weighted Blankets® just issued its latest press release which focuses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). And although it is a well-known problem for veterans, it is no longer the case that just combat soldiers are being diagnosed with the disease…surprisingly, as many as 7-8% of the US population will have PTSD sometime during their lives. It affects millions, and here are just a few of its victims:
- Health disease patients (cancer, heart attack, stroke): just getting diagnosed with a life-affecting disease can cause PTSD symptoms; factor in chemotherapy and fear of the future…and patients experience multiple layers of ongoing trauma
- People who have experienced childhood trauma or illnesses
- Children experiencing bullying, including cyber-bullying
- Community members witnessing traumatic events in the news (Boston Marathon bombing, Oklahoma tornado victims, 9/11) or in person
- Adopted children, especially those facing cultural and language changes
- And the list goes on…
Many nursing homes, hospital acute psychiatric wards and Occupational Therapists already use weighted blankets to help calm agitated patients. We came across two interesting articles we thought we’d pass on to you in case you are a caregiver of a dementia or Alzheimer’s loved one.
A special note to the many wonderful caregivers out there:
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® would like to acknowledge the challenging work that so many caregivers do each day. It is tough “work”, even when caring for a loved one… and although we know you’ve heard it a million times before, please take care of yourself! Make sure you take some respite time, eat well, get enough sleep, exercise and keep your own social connections. If you don’t, you will burn out, and then you won’t be of help to your loved one or your own family, or yourself! We personally think that you owe YOURSELF a nice weighted blanket!
We hope you are utilizing all of the great support services available should you have Alzheimer’s loved ones… for example, the Alzheimer’s Association has an incredible website with all sorts of helpful information, as well as community (support) forums and many helpful tools to assist you with your loved one’s care.
Another recent press release from Mosaic Weighted Blankets®. This release focuses on the wide range of health issues and mental anxieties that the weighted blanket’s deep pressure touch stimulation can help with. The release was picked up by hundreds of media and we’ll link to just one in case you want to see the release in its entirety. It basically says that weighted blankets can be a safe and effective non-drug therapy for anyone seeking a solution for loss of sleep or the need for calm. If you have one of our weighted blankets, I’m sure you would agree. If you don’t…read some of our blogs and customer stories, and maybe you’ll want to try one out.
Check out the Mosaic Weighted Blankets press release here.
A Mosaic Weighted Blanket can calm people who are ill, anxious or upset. They feel like a firm hug, making one feel relaxed and safe.
We are always looking for more inspiring customer stories to share with others (imagine if your story helped someone else with the same challenges!), so let us know what you think of your weighted blanket. Like us on Facebook, too. And share your thoughts with others relating to making life a bit less stressful for all.
Susan is a grandmother from California and recently shared this story with Mosaic Weighted Blankets®:
A Weighted Blanket Can Comfort Night Terrors and other PTSD symptoms
Night Terrors & PTSD:
About 9 months ago Susan’s adult daughter, Sharon, became the foster mom to a 3 year old boy named Joey. Joey continually experienced night terrors; he’d often toss and turn, and wake up throughout the night. Or he would sit up and scream. His night terrors literally kept his family up much of the night. Everyone was suffering from lack of sleep, and even therapy wasn’t helping resolve his flashbacks and night terrors. Surprisingly, Joey was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The family was really struggling.