Many of you know about our adventure with Sensory Processing Disorder. It’s been a roller coaster (I’ll post more about that later). And actually, October is actually Sensory Awareness Month. (Who knew?)

sensory awareness monthIn school students are taught all about the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. So, it may surprise you to learn we actually have seven senses. Yes, seven.

Proprioception and vestibular senses are not as well known, but equally important.   Vestibules are located in the inner ear and detect motion and balance. Proprioceptive receptors are located in the joints, tendons and muscles all over the body and help detect movement and spatial orientation.

And the truth is, not all brains process all seven senses equally. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a brain condition that affects more children than ADHD or autism but is much less known, a situation that leads to the misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment of untold numbers of children every year.

Can you believe it?? I honestly had no idea four months ago.

weighted blanket to calmI’ve learned so much as I strive to support and advocate for my son, doing all I can to prep him for success. Through that process, I’ve learned about weighted blankets and knew a weighted blanket would help him calm a tantrum and sleep better at night. I combed the internet for a soft, cozy blanket I knew my sensory-seeking son would love. After weeks, in a back corner of the internet, I found one. But after the success we’ve had from the blanket, I wanted to bring these blankets to the masses! So when my SIL decided she wanted to make them, I hopped on board to marketing them.

Comfort Weighted BlanketsAlas, I’d like to introduce you to Comfort Weighted Blankets!

Comfort Weighted Blankets™ improve sleep habits, reduce anxiety, increase focus and restore the body naturally.

Using one of our soft, custom weighted blankets, children, teenagers and adults with extra needs can find peace in their body and environment.

Some ailments that can benefit are: ADHD/ADD, anxiety, aggressive behaviors, Autism, Bi-polar Disorder, brain trauma injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder.

If you think you’d like one of these blankets, contact me via email or leave a comment below and I”ll send you a coupon code for 10% off!

kids with weighted blanket