Angelman syndrome is a rare neurogenetic disorder that primarily affects the nervous system, leading to developmental delays, intellectual disability, and distinctive behavioral characteristics. It is caused by a genetic abnormality or mutation in the UBE3A gene on chromosome 15. Angelman syndrome is typically diagnosed during early childhood, and its prevalence is estimated to be around 1 in 12,000 to 20,000 individuals.
Common features of Angelman syndrome include severe speech impairment or absence of speech, motor and balance difficulties, seizures, hyperactivity, and a unique behavioral phenotype characterized by a happy demeanor, frequent laughter, and a fascination with water. Individuals with Angelman syndrome often exhibit a characteristic movement disorder with jerky movements.
Our Flores Cot is designed to provide a safe and secure sleeping environment for individuals with varying medical or behavioral conditions, including Angelman syndrome.
For patients with Angelman syndrome, our Flores Cot can offer several potential benefits:
- Prevention of Wandering: Individuals with Angelman syndrome often have a tendency to wander and explore their surroundings without awareness of potential dangers. The high side walls of a walled cot act as a physical barrier, preventing the individual from leaving the bed unsupervised and reducing the risk of accidents or injuries.
- Enhanced Safety: Safety is a paramount concern for individuals with Angelman syndrome, especially if they experience seizures or have difficulty with balance and coordination. The enclosed design of the walled cot provides a secure space where the individual is less likely to fall out of bed or injure themselves during a seizure.
- Reduced Anxiety: Some individuals with Angelman syndrome may experience anxiety or agitation due to sensory processing challenges. The cocoon-like environment of a walled cot can create a sense of security and comfort, potentially reducing anxiety and promoting better sleep.
- Easier Caregiver Supervision: For caregivers, a walled cot allows for better observation of the individual, making it easier to monitor their movements and respond quickly to any needs or issues.
There are a range of benefits our beds can offer to individuals with Angelman Syndrome. Please contact us for further information and/or to arrange a free trial!