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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) is a neurobehavioral disorder identified by impulsive disruptive behavior and inattention. Often the disorder is recognized and diagnosed in elementary-school-age children who show signs of constant distraction, excessive talking, fidgeting, and mood swings.
A Mosaic Weighted Blanket® can be helpful in settling the hyperactivity and disorganization through the soothing effects it has on the body. Work and grades can plummet when someone with ADHD/ADD can’t stay focused on the task at hand. Having a weighted blanket would allow you to discretely ease the disturbances throughout the day with the relaxing deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS) the customized weight affords.
Many who deal with ADHD/ADD, either themselves with a family member, understand that hyperactivity has a relationship with sleep depravity. Studies have shown that anxiety and depression can develop and disrupt regular sleeping habits.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets® naturally induce the chemicals necessary to get a good night’s sleep. Gentle pressure exerted on the body signals the production of serotonin, a hormone which calms the mind and body. When serotonin converts into another hormone called melatonin, sleepiness is triggered naturally. The benefits of sleep are seen through psychological and physiological rejuvenation, making daily life surrounding ADHD/ADD less exhausting.
Click here to watch a PBS television program on 4 ADHD students.