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5 Damaging Myths About Autism That Need to Be Busted

May 27, 2015 2 min read

Autism can pose numerous challenges, both to the people living with it and their caretakers. But life is made even harder for those people when misconceptions about autism run rampant, and we should all be doing our best to educate ourselves. Here are five common beliefs about autism that are actually myths: Busting Common Myths About [...]
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5 Strategies for Calming a Child Mid-Meltdown

May 15, 2015 2 min read

All children have to learn how to appropriately respond to stimuli. But some children have much more trouble with this than others; although it’s not an official medical diagnosis, these children are often identified as having sensory processing disorders, or SPD. These disorders affect between 5% and 16% of all schoolchildren. Autistic children, too, often [...]
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A Lightly Weighted Blanket can help older Americans

A Lightly Weighted Blanket can help older Americans

May 10, 2015 2 min read

Good News for Older PeopleIt’s a blanket statement but still true: Aging Americans can benefit from having a special blanket—one that’s lightly weighted to about three to five pounds, that is.There are several reasons. First, older people tend to get less deep REM sleep at night. A weighted blanket can help the brain produce melatonin [...]
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What Parents Should Know About Autism in Young Children

May 06, 2015 2 min read

Autism, or more properly autism spectrum disorder, refers to a closely related set of disorders affecting development. It often affects communication and social abilities, in particular, but it presents differently -- and to different degrees -- in each individual.Parents in particular need to be aware of autism because the number of autism diagnoses for children [...]
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New Study Highlights Struggles of Young Adults With Autism

April 29, 2015 2 min read

Awareness of how autism spectrum disorders affect children is growing, and that’s a good thing. Around one in every 68 children falls on the autism spectrum, and ASDs are almost five times as common in boys than in girls (one in 42 versus one in 189). But more than 3.5 million Americans are currently living [...]
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Why You Should Chill under a Weighted Blanket

April 07, 2015 1 min read

Why you should chill under a weighted blanketChill under a weighted blanketWhy 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 [...]
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What You Need to Know About Weighted Blankets and Sensory Processing Disorder

April 05, 2015 3 min read

If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. This can be unsettling to hear, but it becomes more manageable with information on the diagnosis and the more you investigate options regarding available therapies. There are tools out there that do not involve taking [...]
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When to Use Weighted Blankets for Adults

April 02, 2015 2 min read

The benefits of a weighted blanket are so often discussed in relation to toddlers and children that often, it’s easy to forget about weighted blankets for adults and the elderly. These blankets, which are, naturally, larger and heavier than weighted blankets for kids, are made in essentially the same way, with quilted squares used to evenly [...]
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Natural Sleep Aid Mosaic Weighted Blankets® May Ease Adult and Teen Sleep Disorders

March 26, 2015 2 min read

Poor sleep habits plague many of us; 40% of adults say they have occasional insomnia. We go to bed too late, have caffeine or alcohol at night, interrupting natural sleep patterns, or we overstimulate our minds with late night TV and electronic devices. Combine those bad habits with the stress of work and family, and [...]
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Are weighted blankets just for kids?

March 25, 2015 2 min read

Who can a weighted blanket help? 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 [...]
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PTSD Affects Millions -  A Weighted Blanket Can Help

PTSD Affects Millions - A Weighted Blanket Can Help

March 09, 2015 4 min read

PTSD affects an estimated 5.2 million people each year according to the National Center for PTSD. As many as 7-8% of the US population will have PTSD sometime during their lives. While most people associate PTSD as a combat soldier's affliction, it affects millions of others throughout the country, requiring long-term and sometimes costly medical [...]
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