Sensory Processing Issues = Sleeping Issues
Did you know that the average person falls asleep within 15 minutes of going to bed? The two most common problems listed by those with sensory modulation disorder are difficulty calming enough to get to sleep and difficulty getting to, or staying in the "quenching" stages of sleep. Sensory integration therapy impacts the sleep issue, but the following tools can be supports until the time that integration has occurred. It is important to use sensory routines and tools that are a match for that particular individual's sensory system. Having a consistent bedtime routine can alone provide comfort in its predictability. Most people find a warm bath near bedtime relaxing.
The Mozart Effect Relax, Daydream And Draw (see Integrations catalog) has been a lifesaver for many parent's that have spent over 1-1/2 hours trying to get children asleep each night. Tucking children in or using weighted blankets is a form of "swaddling" that utilizes comforting touch input to many. Consider using a softly lit visual calmer or some aroma input as well.
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