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What not to say to someone with anxiety

Okay so you have or love someone or deal with someone with anxiety. Have you ever heard of panic disorder? Panic Disorder is defined as: "Panic disorder is characterized by uncontrollable episodes of fear and its physical manifestations, such as heart palpitations, sweating, and dizziness. Worry about having an panic attack may bring about the additional stress of chronic anxiety." People with panic disorder have decided now, or decided a long time ago that something scares them. ALOT. It's a real thing, it's not imagined. Anxiety, more clinically known as panic disorder is a diagnosed disorder and It may or may NOT make sense to you. You care for this person so try to understand and help them. Good news... there are many things...

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Hi there! I asked Laura at Mosaic Weighted blankets if she would be willing to write a guest post for my website about weighted blankets. As a mom of two kids with Sensory Processing Disorder, I can honestly say that weighted blankets have made a “ginormous” difference in the lives of my two SPD kiddos…and in mine as well. I hope that you find this as informative and helpful as I did. Shoot, after reading that using a weighted blanket can affect the pineal gland of the brain and possibly help my body produce more serotonin and melatonin, I think it’s time I set aside the funds to get a weighted blanket of my own! (I’ve been wanting one for ages now,...

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visit to dentist chair man finds weighted blankets work

[caption id="attachment_1485" align="alignright" width="208"] Chill under a weighted blanket[/caption] How I found out www.mosaicweightedblankets.com. I'm probably not alone here, but I’ve never really liked going to the dentist. I’ve always been pretty good about brushing and flossing, so I’ve only had to endure cleanings and a couple cavities being filled. Regardless, I feel anxious on my way to the dentist and certainly when I sit down in the chair for the dental hygienist to begin her work. On a recent trip, I was pleased to learn that dental technology has evolved and they’ve finally done away with the bitewing x-ray plates. The bitewings are, or were, those uncomfortable pieces of cardboard or plastic they’d jam in your mouth before bringing that...

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Why you should chill under a weighted blanket

[caption id="attachment_1485" align="alignright" width="208"] Chill under a weighted blanket[/caption] Why should you chill under a weighted blanket? The benefits of weighted blankets can be traced back to the Mother's womb. Before entering the world, infant is held tight inside the womb where they are shielded from sensory perceptions from most of the new world they enter. As children grow, most learn to adapt to new environment stimuli such as light, sounds and movements from things around them. Some babies do not adapt well to their new environment and suffer from sensory processing disorders. Sensory Processing Disorder SPD...

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Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Autism at any age

The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Autism and Aspergers

  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes five disorders that fall under the category of pervasive development disorders, and they include:
  1. Autism
  2. Asperger Syndrome
  3. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  4. Rett Syndrome
  5. Pervasive Development Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
Children afflicted with one of these disorders typically have problems communicating, engage in repetitive actions or behaviors, lack social skills and show slow cognitive development. Symptoms of Autism or Asperger Syndrome  can be seen in children as young as 18 months old. These children and their parents face many challenges each and every day, and while there are several treatments and therapies designed specifically for children with Autism or Aspergers, the Mosaic Weighted Blanket® can be an enormous help to both the...

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Who can a weighted blanket help? (Are they just for kids?)

Some people think that weighted blankets are just for kids. That's not true! A grownup can have issues that affect the nervous system, including  SPD (sensory processing disorder) ADHD, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.  We sell blankets to many children and adults  with these disorders. Some people have trouble with naturally falling asleep, many suffer from sleep issues, in fact 22 Million (about 20% of the US population) has trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. We have lots of happy customers who have reported back that they are sleeping better and longer with a weighted blanket. Another issue that a weighted blanket can help is anxiety - it's estimated that about 18% of our society has anxiety issues (18 million), our blankets help...

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Sleep better, longer with weighted blanket – change your life

How well are you sleeping? We see mattress ads all over the place, customers spend tons of money on a good mattress... but don't realize how a relative amount of weight on top of you in an evenly weighted blanket (pressure per square inch) can help you engage your sleep hormones to rest and attain a deeper level of sleep. A weighted blanket can engage: Your Parasympathetic nervous system (calming to your nervous system) Your Pineal gland (place in the back of your brain that produces serotonin and melatonin) to produce more natural sleep hormones... melatonin and serotonin for a comforting night's sleep -  without a pill you can train your body and pressure points to instantly calm and produce nice sleepy hormones just...

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Signs of Aspergers in young children – weighted blankets are a sensory tool that can help

As we head back to school, kids will be visiting pediatricians and receiving all kinds of info. Here is a great article on Aspergers from Pop Sugar moms and signs to look for in children at a young age.

1. Fixation on One Activity

Many children with Asperger's syndrome are preoccupied with a single or a few interests and focus on them for hours on end. As Circle of Moms member Karen R. shares: "The most common report from every parent I know . . . is that their kid fixated on something (their cars, their blue toys, their books) and played or attended [to] that thing for an outrageously long time."

2. "Little Professor" Speech

"Typically a child with Asperger's sounds like a little professor," shares...

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Mosaic Teams with nonperfectingparenting.com for monthly giveaway July SPD child loves her weighted blanket!

We received a lovely email from our non perfect parenting blanket giveaway for July - this young lady has SPD and other issues and she loves her blanket! The smile on her face shines all the way from AZ.

Weighted blankets help children with Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD - the results can can be great for a kid who needs to calm down

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Pokemon Creator has Autism

As children, my kids favorite overall character was Pokemon. Once again, we have discovered absolute genius from someone who has Autism. 

Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, is one of the most important developers working in video games today. Tajiri was autistic. He came up with the idea of Pokemon from his childhood hobby of collecting bugs. Pokemon went on to be so successful that only one franchise, Super Mario, has sold more copies. 

• In high school, Tajiri played video games so obsessively that he almost didn’t graduate from high school. 

• After he graduated he chose to attend a 2-year trade school to learn about electronics. 

• Tajiri’s form of autism is called Asperger...

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