Therapists often recommend that people with autism use weighted blankets for sleep and relaxation. Read this article to find out more.
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If you suffer from insomnia or other poor sleep patterns, but you are sensory-avoidant*, then it is unlikely that a weighted blanket will help you sleep better. But the fact remains that insomnia is debilitating. Here are three strategies you can use to help improve your sleep – and your health – even when there […]
When life happens and you need to wash your Calming Moments’ weighted blanket, just pop it into your washing machine (as long as your machine can take the weight). (If your machine can’t take the weight of the blanket, please take it to a laundromat and use their industrial machines.) Separate dark colours and wash […]
I often get asked why weighted blankets are “so expensive”. That depends on what you’re measuring it against and if quality is important.
A weighted lap pad or blanket is a small, heavy blanket the size of a tray. It is heavy because it is usually filled with something that gives it weight, such as glass beads or poly pellets. Many people with sensory processing challenges find using weighted lap blankets at school, home or work can help […]
Today is International Asperger’s Day, although medical professionals now see the syndrome as part of the autism spectrum and not separate. So, we’re celebrating 9 heroes who either are – or may have been – on the autism spectrum. Please, celebrate with us. And here they are – in no particular order. 1. Greta Thunberg […]
If your child struggles with sensory issues, then you know it. The. Relentless. Struggle. To. Get. Them. To. Leave. The. House. And I find it really hard to understand the steadfast refusal to go anywhere. The first answer to “Let’s go to…” is always No! And it doesn’t matter if it’s the beach. Or the […]
Have you seen “Float”, the new short Pixar Spark film? If you love someone who is on the autism spectrum, you should. In six intense minutes, every parent who has ever dealt with a child on the autism spectrum sees the ecstasy and the anguish of trying to be the best possible parent for your […]
Often, professionals such as psychologists will advise using a weighted lap blanket or lap pad in the office or at school. Find out why here.