Sensory Bed Sheet
We started by buying some of the sensory bed sheets available out there and asked the kids to test them - and like we tend to do at Autism Resources, started improving on the design.
Sensory bed sheets can be helpful, similar to weighted products, by providing deep pressure while laying down to help the over stimulated nervous system to 'calm down' ready for sleep. Children draw an increased sense of security and belonging from the sensation of affectionate physical contact. It makes them feel safe. That is why sensory compression bed sheets were designed - to help put children in an ideal state of mind to fall into a restful nights sleep.
An effective tool to calm a sensory seeking or anxious child, very helpful for children who find bedtime difficult or to provide the environment for the child to gain the sensory input that they are craving through resistance as the child crawls underneath, stretching the bed sheet with their body, arms and legs in all different directions.
The combination of Nylon and Lycra gives a breathable, stretchy and constrictive comfort designed to aid the best nights sleep possible. The fabric is naturally soft to the touch.
If bedtime is a struggle, try a stretchy compression sheet for a deep pressure touch and soothing sensory input.
Based on the kids' feedback, our sensory bed sheets are:
- Longer, to make sure that there is enough space
- Closed at the bottom, allowing more sensory play with your feet
- Manufactured from a brushed lycra, instead of a smooth lycra, so that the duvet does not slide off that easily
- With a thicker top seam to avoid it from cutting into the chest (also creating a great hiding place for a cell phone, according to the young padawan)
Colour: Blue, with a colourful top seam, but we cannot guarantee the colour - it depends on which colour lycra is available.
Please note that sensory sheets are custom made on order and can take about 10 - 20 days more or less!