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Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Autism at any age

The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Autism and Aspergers

  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes five disorders that fall under the category of pervasive development disorders, and they include:
  1. Autism
  2. Asperger Syndrome
  3. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  4. Rett Syndrome
  5. Pervasive Development Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
Children afflicted with one of these disorders typically have problems communicating, engage in repetitive actions or behaviors, lack social skills and show slow cognitive development. Symptoms of Autism or Asperger Syndrome  can be seen in children as young as 18 months old. These children and their parents face many challenges each and every day, and while there are several treatments and therapies designed specifically for children with Autism or Aspergers, the Mosaic Weighted Blanket® can be an enormous help to both the...

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Who can a weighted blanket help? (Are they just for kids?)

Some people think that weighted blankets are just for kids. That's not true! A grownup can have issues that affect the nervous system, including  SPD (sensory processing disorder) ADHD, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.  We sell blankets to many children and adults  with these disorders. Some people have trouble with naturally falling asleep, many suffer from sleep issues, in fact 22 Million (about 20% of the US population) has trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. We have lots of happy customers who have reported back that they are sleeping better and longer with a weighted blanket. Another issue that a weighted blanket can help is anxiety - it's estimated that about 18% of our society has anxiety issues (18 million), our blankets help...

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Sleep better, longer with weighted blanket – change your life

How well are you sleeping? We see mattress ads all over the place, customers spend tons of money on a good mattress... but don't realize how a relative amount of weight on top of you in an evenly weighted blanket (pressure per square inch) can help you engage your sleep hormones to rest and attain a deeper level of sleep. A weighted blanket can engage: Your Parasympathetic nervous system (calming to your nervous system) Your Pineal gland (place in the back of your brain that produces serotonin and melatonin) to produce more natural sleep hormones... melatonin and serotonin for a comforting night's sleep -  without a pill you can train your body and pressure points to instantly calm and produce nice sleepy hormones just...

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