Project Description

Esther

‘I could finally disconnect and almost immediately fell asleep’

‘Sleeping is a challenge every night’
I have recently been diagnosed with Autism and ADD. Besides that diagnose I also had to battle breast cancer, which made me notice that I find it even more difficult to process stimuli and I have a limited amount of energy. Sleeping is a challenge every night, because I cannot disconnect. Sometimes I fall asleep when it is already morning.

‘The vest removes a big part of the turmoil in my head’
The first time I was wearing the Squease vest I could finally disconnect and that night I fell asleep easily. I had no idea what was happening. The vest removes a big part of the turmoil in my head and it helps me to ground myself better. During the day I usually feel the energy draining from me, it feels like my body is a strainer. I’ve noticed that when I inflate the vest I can close myself off to certain stimulation and be myself. The first time that I experienced that it was really strange, in a good way! Normally I’m so over-stimulated that I start to panic. But by wearing the vest I calm down quickly and I can oversee the situation a lot better. A while ago I was wearing my vest in my car, driving to an appointment I had never been to before. Normally I would get there over-stimulated, but this was the first time I got out of the car feeling calm. Ever since then I often bring the vest with me in the car.

‘Thanks to the Squease vest I can concentrate on something without being hyper focused’
I’ve also experienced that with the vest I can switch between certain tasks. Thanks to the Squease vest I can concentrate on something without being hyper focused and lose myself. That is a first as well. I like the fact that I can snuggle up in my vest and feel a sense of security. I often wear the vest without inflating it. Knowing that I can inflate it at any moment is sometimes more than enough.

‘It sounds amazing and it really is’
It sounds amazing and it really is. It doesn’t solve everything, but it does help making life a lot easier. The only downside is that wearing a vest can get hot on warmer days.

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