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How to Ease Autism Meltdowns on the Go

Donna Chambers

Tags autism meltdown, sensory processing disorder

How to Ease Autism Meltdowns on the Go

Whether you’re an adult on the spectrum, or your child has autism, having a few strategies in the back of your mind may help you deal with meltdowns before they get out of hand. Here are our best tips for minimizing meltdowns and soothing yourself or your child when you feel a meltdown coming on.


Weighted Blankets and Traumatic Brain Injury

Donna Chambers

Tags sensory processing disorder, traumatic brain injury

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

Tags sensory processing disorder

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 Tips for Beating Jet Lag

10 Tips for Beating Jet Lag

Sure, travel is supposed to be fun — up until you’ve been dragged through several different time zones, completely wrecking your internal clock.

Jet lag disturbs your body’s internal clock, which can leave you feeling drowsy, irritable and just generally unwell. In some cases, jet lag can even cause stomach issues like diarrhea and constipation