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Resources for Veterans Recovering from Traumatic Stress

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Sommerfly is committed to high-quality life improvement products that provide comfort and calm while supporting the body’s stress response systems.  For Veterans recovering from the physical, emotional, and mental wounds of war, feeling at ease, safe, and without pain, may be an uncommon experience when living with PTSD, MST, and TBI.  In recognition of Veterans Day, we would like to share related resources that support Veterans in accessing physical, mental, and emotional health.   Photo from www.operationdelta.org Photo from  http://warriorsatease.org/ As many dog owners and dog lovers know, a bond with a dog can run deep, with a physical connection that...

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Hello again from Sommerfly!   We are excited to hear from Hollie Marron, occupational therapist, one of our newest Sommerfly blog contributors. She brings you tips this week to help with increasing your sense of calm for dental visits. October is National Dental Hygiene Month. For some of us adults who experience dental anxiety and sensory sensitivities (or both which is quite common!), just thinking about a visit to the dentist can bring on anxiety, dread, or even total avoidance. Here are some tips to help you take charge and prepare for your next dental visit:  Use your sensory smarts to...

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Back to School Sleep Routine by Hollie Marron

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Back to School Sleep Routine by Hollie Marron

Hello from Sommerfly!   Join us in welcoming Hollie Marron, occupational therapist, our newest Sommerfly blog contributor. She brings you tips this week to help with your Back to School Sleep routine. Going to Sleep Active bodies and busy minds at bedtime can make falling asleep challenging for all of us.  As we get in sync with the back to school daily rhythm, we can be mindful of sleep routines that help the body and mind downshift for sleep.  Here are some simple calming tools that can be used in bed to calm a restless body or an overactive mind. When...

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Summer Schedule To Help With Emotional Regulation And Sleep

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Summer Schedule To Help With Emotional Regulation And Sleep

Summer fun, out of school, long days full of sun, free-time… These are ideas that usually evoke a sense joy but for some can be a recipe for stress. Summer is full of these experiences. Changes in regular routines that work and school provide sometime causes stress that can lead to dysregulated emotions. This can be true for both children and adults. The goal is to achieve a balance of fun opportunities within a schedule and stay emotionally regulated. Providing a visual schedule for yourself or the children in your life is a helpful tool to keep the calm and...

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The Sommerfly Story

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The Sommerfly Story

Sommerfly™ Products began in 2005. We set out on our journey to deliver sensory-based products of the highest quality design and construction that would truly improve the lives of those in need.  Sommerfly began when co-founder Kristi Langslet, a practicing Occupational Therapist since 1988, designed and made products for her clients to meet specific needs related to Sensory Processing. Sleep, calm and focus were some of the primary challenges of her clients in the Therapy Clinic in which she worked.  As positive feedback of improved sleep and focus and calm rolled in it became very clear what Kristi had created worked and worked well. This didn't...

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