If you constantly struggle to get your child to sleep, or you wake up with a toddler in your bed several times a week, it’s a good idea to tackle your sleep issues head on. Here’s a step by step guide to ensuring everyone in your household gets the rest they need.
If you or your child has autism, anxiety or a sensory processing disorder, your doctor or occupational therapist may have recommended a weighted blanket as a way to help manage the symptoms. Created to mimic the benefits of deep touch pressure therapy, weighted blankets have been shown to help ease anxiety, increase oxytocin in the brain and help individuals with sensory processing disorders feel more relaxed.
For adults and children with sensory processing disorder, everyday stimuli can be overwhelming and even a source of pain. When those around you don't seem to get bothered by routine noises, light and touch, it can be difficult to make others understand just how disruptive sensory processing disorder can be.
In today's busy world, just about everyone can use help with focus and concentration. It's easy to get distracted by email, phones and constant texts. For people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or sensory processing disorders, the inability to "turn off" the outside world can be immensely challenging.
From using a weighted blanket to help with ADHD or concentration, to kicking the social media habit, here are eight tips to help you focus on your daily tasks.