Girl with Tourette's-like symptoms.

Her mother has Tourette syndrome, and over the past few years, the girl has gradually become more hyper. She loses her train of thought more easily and is having a harder time falling asleep. The time it takes her to fall asleep has gone from 30 minutes to around an hour and a half. She has started having different tics. She has recently had many "bad dreams" when sleeping. She has cried about having no control over her ability to sleep and has gone to the living room several times asking for help sleeping.
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket
 
Observed effect: "My daughter wasn't home the day the Protac Ball Blanket arrived, so I slept with it myself that night. I have Tourette syndrome and have always had a hard time falling asleep. I can remember thinking that I shouldn't think about how the blanket would make me fall asleep, because then I probably wouldn't be able to fall asleep. Instead I fell asleep in the most fantastic way possible. It felt as if I floated down and landed softly. The next morning I felt well-rested, which I'd rarely ever felt before.

My daughter was very excited to sleep with the blanket and spent some time cuddling with it in the afternoon. Once it was evening, she crawled right under it on her own.   

For the last 14 days, she's only been in the living room a few times. For the most part, she doesn't call for us before she falls asleep. Most nights, it takes no more than 15 minutes for her to fall asleep, but sometimes up to 30 minutes. But she is happy to go to bed knowing that the blanket will help her. Now she sleep all night and says  herself  that  'the new blanket says the bad dreams will go away and they do'. She is very happy to have the blanket".
 

 
6-year old with Tourette syndrome and ADHD.
 

She just started medication. She has serious problems with falling asleep and staying asleep. Since she was little, she has always had very poor sleep at night, and it would take her a very long time to fall asleep. Over the years, it has gotten worse. She wakes up for several hours and is very tired during the day After starting the medication it got worse because one of the side effects is dyssomnia. 
 
A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket
 
Observed effect: "The Protac Ball Blanket has completely changed our everyday life. Our daughter fell asleep in less than 15 minutes and slept every night, all throughout the night. It was heaven for us, just having a refreshed and well-rested daughter everyday". 


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