For a child with sensory processing issues, even nighttime sleeping can be a struggle.
Their constant need for sensory input can follow them from the time they get up in the morning until the time they go to sleep at night.
That is, IF they sleep.
Eileen and JC Jackson are a true testiment of this.
Their son, Cody, was "classic" autism, nonverbal until the age of 6, woke up every night every couple of hours, and didn't sleep through the night until the age of 9.
Because of their experiences with their own son, they sought out ways to provide a necessary comfort for him which would allow the entire family to sleep well at night.
After trying every form of "sleep therapy" they could wrap their minds around, their OT suggested a weighted item to see if it would help.
But they weren't satisfied with what was offered out there: too expensive, poor workmanship, too small, unsafe materials or uncomfortable fabrics.
Finally, after some trial and error (as well as some flannel and rice), the company DreamCatcher Weighted Blankets was born.
DreamCatcher(tm) Weighted Blankets specializes in making custom weighted blankets for those who are comforted and benefited by them. Being specialized and focused on offering quality weighted items with each item handcrafted entirely at our sewing facility, with no outsourcing. Our highly skilled sewing staff are perfectionists and are further trained in crafting DreamCatcher designs. Each item is inspected multiple times during the sewing and weighting process. The items are inspected again during cleaning and packaging. This personal attention to details provides our clients with a superior product.
They are an amazing family with an amazing product!
Read below what they guarantee to each and every customer:
*Customer's choice to an endless selection of fabric type, color and patterns
*Inner layers of 100% cotton fabric for added durability
*Commercial grade, non-recycled, non- toxic, hypoallergenic, high
temperature heat rated polypropylene (PolyPro) weights
*Commercial grade threads
*A unique to DreamCatcher's strength stitch applications for stress less seaming and added durability
*A DreamCatcher DLS technique applied to heavier weighted blankets
*Evenly distributed weights "quilted" into multiple layers of fabric
*Smooth backing for added comfort
*A sewing application not found in any other weighted blanket design.
The concept behind these blankets is deep pressure touch stimulation.
People who have benefited from the deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS) provided by a DreamCatcher tm Weighted Blanket include children, teens and adults affected by, but not limited to, those on the Autism Spectrum, ADHD, ADD, PDD-NOS, Sensory Integration Disorder , ASPD (Adult Sensory Processing Disorder, Bi-Polar, Anxiety and others with sensory issues.
The very short version of the theory behind how DreamCatcher weighted productsWhat is the chemical, you ask?
work, is the deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS) supplied by the weight in
our products, is believed to release a chemical in the brain, which naturally
Serotonin, is the neurotransmitter that studies show is released by deepSo the wonder folks over at DreamCatcher Weighted Blankets is offering one of you a blanket for FREE!
pressure touch stimulation. Massage and deep pressure releases both serotonin
and endorphins. The serotonin acts as a calming mediator for the body while the
endorphins act as a happy stimulator for the brain. Together they can bring
pleasurable feelings and general elevated moods in both your body and mind. It
calms you when feeling anxious.
As an added benefit, Serotonin converts
to Melatonin which is the hormone the body releases at night. Studies show that
Melatonin aids in giving the body a good night's sleep.
This is a retail value of $200.00!
(NOTE: Please check with your pediatrician or physician if a weighted blanket would be appropriate for you.)
Here's is what you need to do to enter:
1. Post a comment on my Facebook page why you think this product would be beneficial to you or your child.
2. Go to DreamCatcher's Weighted Blankets Facebook page and "LIKE" them, too. Please leave them a message that I sent you.
3. Leave a message on this blog post as to why this product could benefit you or your child.
You may enter all 3 ways!
Simple as that!
This contest will run from Monday, August 29, 2011 and will end on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 12:00 Noon (CST).
Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email and announced on my Facebook page.
Contest valid in the United States only.
Sorry, but no PO Box entries will be allowed.
No anonymous entries.
You must have a valid email address.
If the first winner does not contact me within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen at random.
Thank you, DreamCatcher Weigthed Blankets for this wonderful opportunity and generous donation!
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