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Why you should chill under a weighted blanket

[caption id="attachment_1485" align="alignright" width="208"] Chill under a weighted blanket[/caption] Why should you chill under a weighted blanket? The benefits of weighted blankets can be traced back to the Mother's womb. Before entering the world, infant is held tight inside the womb where they are shielded from sensory perceptions from most of the new world they enter. As children grow, most learn to adapt to new environment stimuli such as light, sounds and movements from things around them. Some babies do not adapt well to their new environment and suffer from sensory processing disorders. Sensory Processing Disorder SPD...

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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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