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    The Least Talked About Symptom of SPD and ASD

    The Least Talked About Symptom of SPD and ASD
    Certainly, there are medications out there designed to help with insomnia and anxiety. Many people, now aware of side effects are looking for alternatives.  Sometimes, medications simply aren’t helping.  There are some medications and therapies available for ASD and SPD as well, and like those for insomnia, these options aren’t always the answer. One alternative therapy, however, comes relatively cheap and with virtually no side effects and it’s capable of helping people with these conditions, and a whole lot more.

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    Weighted Blankets and ADHD - Our Experience

    Weighted Blankets and ADHD - Our Experience
    If you are like our family, the ADHD diagnosis may be the least of your struggles. A whole host of other symptoms can fall under this diagnosis – emotional outbursts, anxiety, sensory issues, trouble sleeping – just to name a few. In our family, anxiety and trouble sleeping climbed to the top of our list.

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    How Do Weighted Blankets Help With Sleep Issues?

    Weighted blankets help improve sleep in many ways. As mentioned above, they provide a calming experience by releasing serotonin and decreasing activity in the nervous system.

    They also stimulate the body’s release of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that tells the body that it’s time to for sleep. Melatonin release may be altered by artificial lighting or irregular sleep schedules.

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    Overwhelm Is Becoming The New Normal, And It's Not A Good Thing

    Overwhelm Is Becoming The New Normal, And It's Not A Good Thing
    Ever felt like if "just one more thing" were to land on your plate you would "lose it"?  That feeling where you're barely holding it together, not sure if you need to scream or cry?  You're near frantic or just so "done with it" you freeze, unable to do anything at all, not even make a decision about what to do or not do? When we’re overwhelmed, we can’t function.

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