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Experts and prescribers about the Somna Blanket™

Experts and prescribers about the Somna Blanket™

Review from one of Denmark’s most prominent physical therapists

The text is translated from Danish. The original can be read at ww.ffvu.dk you can find it under “Anbefalede Redskaber – Rekommenderade Verktyg”

The text is translated from Danish. The original can be read at ww.ffvu.dk you can find it under “Anbefalede Redskaber – Rekommenderade Verktyg”

What immediately caught our eye with The Blanket was how the chains were attached to both sides through parallel channels. Thereby the chains are safely placed and it easily embraces the body.

The chains are flexible and adapts to your body shape, without having to shrug it to get everything in place, which is the case with similar alternatives. Another benefit is that it is available in several weight sizes – from quite light to as heavy as you like.

The Blanket is also produced in a children version – and can be tailored according to the requested weight. It gives further possibilities for usage. The Blanket is delivered in a nice and practical bag, so it is easy to fold and bring along. The Blanket can be cleaned in a regular washing machine at 60 Degrees Celsius. Just be careful to check the maximum weight allowed by the machine.

At one side of The Blanket the chains are attached to give a greater tactile pressure than the other side, where the chains are thinly padded. Which side you choose to have closest to your body depends on the intensity of tactile stimulation you desire.

We have had the opportunity to try the adult version with a weight of 5,3 kilos and 8,2 kilos. As well as The Blanket for children with a weight of 3,4 kilos – we are very excited about this new device!

So far we haven’t met any psychotherapist that isn’t thrilled about The Blanket. Besides, we have observed several patients that haven’t been able to assimilate the stimulation from Bolltäcket, however they have been really pleased with tactile pressure from The Blanket.

At our clinic The Blanket is used in several different situations, for example as relaxation after physical activity, since The Blanket creates a pressure that is both pleasant and makes the muscles relax. It is also used for proprioceptive preparation before a massage, stretching or physical exercise. People with spastics have experienced that their muscles became relaxed after using The Blanket for 10 minutes. Afterwards they tolerated touching, stretching and massage. Further we have observed visible effects of improved coordination. Generally we recommend a lot of proprioceptive stimulation for those who spend a majority of their time in a wheel chair, since they don’t get enough stimulation naturally.

We can warmly recommend The Blanket as a device for treatment of patients within our target group.

She had never fallen asleep that fast ever before

One of my patients, a young working girl diagnosed with ADHD, suffered from difficulties sleeping. We looked at several cognitive devices. I told...

One of my patients, a young working girl diagnosed with ADHD, suffered from difficulties sleeping. We looked at several cognitive devices. I told here about weight blankets, recommended as a treatment for insomnia. She tried both Bolltäcket and The Blanket and was particularly pleased with The Blanket. We decided that she would be given The Blanket instantly. Therefore the patient was waiting in the room wrapped in The Blanket while we finished the order. When we got back the patient was asleep. She was really sleeping hard, I had to shake her properly. She was very confound that she was able to sleep so heavily after only five minutes. Usually it would taker her about three hours to fall asleep at night. She was fond of The Blanket and wondered if it contained hypnotics of any kind.
Each time I’m gladly surprised about the positive effects of using The Blanket.

Suffered from nerve pains after a stroke, was prescribed with medication containing morphine but nothing helped – until he tried The Blanket.

I spoke to you over the phone some weeks ago for one of my patient’s cases. You arranged so he would be given...

Hey!

I spoke to you over the phone some weeks ago for one of my patient’s cases. You arranged so he would be given The Blanket. My patient is a man with nerve pains after a stroke. Earlier he has been prescribed with a lot of medications, among others morphine, but nothing helped. The Blanket helped him to relax and he experienced a deeper sleep during the night. He also noticed positive effects during daytime rest.

Very positive!