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The Protac Ball Blanket has been designed to alleviate sleeping problems

The Protac Ball Blanket also alleviates, mental and physical unrest, hyperactivity and lack of body awareness, There are two styles to choose from – The Calm Blanket and the Flexible Blanket both designed to offer the user a unique and individual sleeping experience

The Protac Ball Blanket™, suitable for both young people and adults, has been developed in line with occupational therapy principles regarding sensory processing and its effect has been scientifically proven.

It is a recognised aid for helping to relieve sleep disorders and mental and motor restlessness among children, adults and the elderly. It is effective at relieving sleep problems of varying degrees.

The blanket can be used as an ordinary duvet at night, or during the day when there is a need to calm the body and mind. Mental and motor restlessness makes it hard to relax and impacts how we sense our bodies. Through the balls’ deep touch-pressure, weight and improved awareness of the body, they create calm, grounding and a sense of security, which ensures better and deeper sleep and more energy during the day.

Health professionals have been using these blankets for some years in all kinds of healthcare environments, but they are as ideally suited for schools and client homes.

  • Adults, the elderly and youths
  • A range of environments including care homes, hospitals, hospices, psychiatric departments, therapy rooms, schools and special schools, as well as in people’s homes.
  • Patients with brain damage resulting in spasticity. The weight and pressure of the balls help suppress spasticity and calm the body of patients with brain damage. Furthermore, the patient benefits from enhanced body awareness.
  • ADHD and autism sufferers to sleep with, and as a source of comfort during the daytime. The pressure and weight of the balls impart sensory stimuli which help define the body, giving comfort and calm. ADHD sufferers often have a problem winding down at night, and the blanket gives the body a signal to relax through its pressure and weight.
  • Psychiatric patients who often suffer from muscular and psychological unrest. The blanket is used to create calm and comfort for the user. The weight and pressure of the balls also give a better feeling of body awareness and enhanced wellness. It can be used to sleep with and to provide comfort during the daytime.
  • Sufferers of a range of development problems, sensory problems, deaf/blindness and to create enhanced sensory stimuli in the body.
  • Sufferers of stress to provide calmness, comfort and better body awareness. It is used to sleep with, and to provide comfort during the daytime. Sufferers of stress often have a problem feeling their body, preventing them from falling asleep at night. The pressure and weight of the blanket give the body a signal to relax.

Protac Ball Blanket Calm Model

The Calm model blanket has a channel construction, bearing weighted plastic balls in channels. The channels allow less movement of the balls and hence the sensory stimulation is milder and more soothing than in Flexible model (below). Calm is particularly suited for people, who are tactile defensive; sensitive to new and changing sensory impressions and in need of a clear body definition.

The balls are loosely distributed inside the blanket cover and press deeply in certain spots. When a person moves about underneath the blanket, the amount of pressure they feel will change a bit, thus sending a different sensation to the brain. The variations in sensory impressions alleviate anxiety and feelings of insecurity, putting the mind and body at rest.

It reduces night-time awakenings and restless sleep, allowing the user to sleep more deeply and with fewer interruptions. Elements that are essential to a person's well-being and ability to learn.

Suitable for adults, the elderly and young people.

The blanket comes with a carrying bag for ease of transport. In 100% cotton the cover and blanket are completely washable, but always ensure you follow the cleaning instructions in the user manual. The balls within the blanket are of a 38mm diameter.

The blanket can also be supplied flame retardant.

Protac Ball Blanket Flexible Model

The Flexible model blanket has four sections bearing weighted plastic balls in pockets. The sections are interchangeable and allow for customised blankets, suited to individual needs for sensory stimulation. Flexible is characterized by the movement of the plastic balls, which provides a changing sensory stimulation. Flexible is particularly suited for people, who need a lasting sensory impression to strengthen their body awareness and ease motor restlessness.

The balls are loosely distributed inside the blanket cover and press deeply in certain spots. When the person moves about underneath the blanket, the amount of pressure they feel will change a bit, thus sending a different sensation to the brain. The variations in sensory impressions alleviate anxiety and feelings of insecurity, putting the mind and body at rest. Reduces night-time awakenings and restless sleep, allowing the user to sleep more deeply and with fewer interruptions. Elements that are essential to a person's well-being and ability to learn.

Suitable for adults, the elderly and young people.

The blanket comes with a carrying bag for ease of transport. In 100% cotton the cover and blanket are completely washable, but always ensure you follow the cleaning instructions in the user manual. The balls within the blanket can be of one diameter or mixed diameter.

The blanket can also be supplied with flame retardant.

Important Note:

Within the Flexible Blanket the size of the balls can be varied / mixed.
 

Calm Blanket Model

 

Weight Kg (lbs) Material Selection Size
ADULT    
7kg Protac Ball Cotton 200 cm by 140 cm
  Flame retardant 200 cm by 140 cm
JUNIOR    
7kg Protac Ball Cotton 140 cm by 100 cm
  Flame retardant 140 cm by 100 cm

Flexible Blanket Model

 

Weight Kg (lbs) Material Selection Size
ADULT    
7kg Protac Ball Cotton 200 cm by 140 cm
  Flame retardant 200 cm by 140 cm
7 kg Mixed Ball Cotton 220 cm by 140 cm
  Flame retardant 220 cm by 140 cm
JUNIOR    
7kg Protac Ball Cotton 140 cm by 100 cm
  Flame retardant 140 cm by 100 cm
7 kg Mixed Ball Cotton 140 cm by 100 cm
  Flame retardant 140 cm by 100 cm