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10 Sensory Activities You Can Do at Home

Donna Chambers

10 Sensory Activities You Can Do at Home
If your child has sensory processing disorder, your doctor or therapist may have recommended a sensory diet. Just as your body needs food to function properly, your senses need stimulation.

This is why health professionals often recommend adding certain ingredients to a child's sensory diet. Here are 10 things you can do at home to make sure your child is getting the stimulation he or she needs.

Weighted Blankets and Traumatic Brain Injury

Donna Chambers

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Weighted Blankets and Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect about 5.3 million Americans. These injuries can range from relatively mild concussions to lifelong disability.

While brain injuries tend to affect everyone differently, there are ways to manage the symptoms. Here's how a weighted blanket might improve the quality of life for someone with a TBI.


Can I Wash My Weighted Blanket?

Donna Chambers

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Can I Wash My Weighted Blanket?
At SensaCalm, one of the most common questions we receive revolves around the proper care for weighted blankets. Understandably, users want to know if they can wash their weighted blankets — and more than that, they also want to know how to wash a weighted blanket.

You're Tired: Should You Really Take a Nap?

You're Tired: Should You Really Take a Nap?

Some people love naps and curl up on the sofa just about every chance they get. For others, an afternoon nap can make it difficult to fall asleep at night. So what's the verdict? Are naps good for your health, or a detriment to your regular sleep patterns? Here's what sleep experts have to say about the power of naps.


10 New Year's Resolution Ideas for a Stress-free Life

Donna Chambers

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10 New Year's Resolution Ideas for a Stress-free Life
New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be extravagant. You don’t have to swear to yourself you’re going to lose 100 pounds, or that you’re going to hit the gym every single day. You don’t have to promise yourself that you’ll finally start that company you’ve been putting on hold, or that THIS year, you’ll cook every meal yourself.