9-year old boy with ADHD.
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket
 
Observed effect: "Our boy has cried and screamed every night since he was just a baby and didn't want to go to sleep. He's tried using the blanket for 14 days now, and it works. We thought it was a lie!  We just thought it was because it was something new, but he's slept without any problems for 14 nights now. It's like having a new son. Especially for us, as we haven't gotten a good nights sleep in so many years. His mood swings are almost completely gone— believe it or not.  He comes out in the kitchen in the morning with a smile on his face. One time he even said himself that he thought it was time to go to bed. My only regret is that nine years passed  before we found something that works".
 


8-year old boy with ADHD 

He has a hard time settling down when it is time for bed. His parents sit with him for three hours before he falls asleep, but then he often wakes up throughout the night. 
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket.
 
Observed effect:  He tries to sleep with the blanket, and after 10 minutes, he calms down and falls asleep. Now he sleeps all through the night and is rested when he wakes up in the morning.



10-year old girl with ADHD.
 
She has problems with sensory integration, especially with her sense of touch. She is also physically restless. The girl suffers from tactile defensiveness and wearing clothes makes her feel uncomfortable. She dislikes close physical contact with other people and does not sleep well at night. 
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket
 
Observed effect: The girl crawls under the blanket herself when she feels the need. She tries to sleep with it at night and now she sleeps peacefully. She feels more energetic the next day. Her tactile defensiveness has also decreased, so  that she can now wear long-sleeved blouses without feeling discomfort. 
 

 
Boy with poor sleep and trouble falling asleep.
 

Too little sleep and poor quality sleep, problems bed-wetting and long, exhausting night-time rituals. These are some of the problems that Thomas and his family used to have to contend with. One ball blanket has solved their problems and made a major difference in Thomas's everyday life—and his family's too.

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Boy with ADHD
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket
 
Observed effect: "We've now had the ball blanket on loan for 14 days—and what days they were. The blanket had hardly made it through the door before  he climbed onto it, cosied up and got relaxed. He has ADHD and has gotten so calm and relaxed from using the blanket. He falls asleep easily at night,  while before it would have taken two to three hours—he is well-rested in the morning and we can all see a difference. It's like I have a whole new life now too! As parents, we've finally found time for ourselves and one another in the evening—it really is a happy ending"!  
 

6-year old girl, diagnosed with ADHD and Tourette syndrome.
She has just started on medication. 
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket, 7 kg with 50 mm plastic balls 
 
Observed effect: When we were given the diagnosis at the hospital, we'd already been having serious problems with falling asleep and staying asleep. She has always had very poor sleep at night, and it would take her a very long time to fall asleep. It was getting worse and worse. Some nights, she would be up for several hours, which of course meant that she would be very tired during the day. After starting her on the medication it got worse because one of the side effects of the medication is dyssomnia.
When we were discharged from the hospital, we were lent a ball blanket to take home with us. It has completely changed our everyday life. She fell asleep within 15 minutes and all through the night. It was heaven for us to have a refreshed and well-rested daughter everyday. We talked to the municipality and we were given a ball blanket. We were promised that it would be sent to us, but we were later rejected when she wasn't fully diagnosed, and again when she had to start on her medication. She has now been on medication for a five-week trial period, and until now we still have not been considered for a ball blanket. It's absolutely crazy. We're of course really upset about this, as our daily lives with the ball blanket were completely different both at home and in school.  




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