Senseez Vibrating Pillow Review and Giveaway

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Disclaimer: I received one Red Octagon Senseez pillow for my review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.

Angel’s hyperactivity is an issue that we have been dealing with for years. As a child on the autism spectrum, behavioral and sensory processing challenges are Angel’s reality. When the folks at Senseez reached out to me to review their vibrating pillow, I jumped at the chance. I am willing to exhaust all options before thinking about medication.

So what is this Senseez pillow and how does it help?

The Senseez pillow is a vibrating pillow that helps to soothe and calm kids. When your child sits or places pressure on the vibe located inside the pillow it vibrates. As stated on the Senseez Web site these pillows make ideal special needs cushions, especially for children with autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder. The vibrating cushions can calm kids who need more sensory feedback ….” They also state that these pillows can help children who are having a hard time:

  • sitting in one place
  • finishing a task
  • getting distracted easily
  • dealing with tactile sensitivities
  • processing sensations
  • concentrating

I knew that this was something that Angel had to try. I informed Angel’s occupational therapists that we were going to have him try this vibrating pillow to see if it helps him focus. She was all for it and said, “Vibration provides proprioceptive input, which assists with self- regulation.” Now I was convinced that we needed to try this pillow.

When Angel’s pillow arrived, we were excited all excited. The pillow requires two AA batteries, so we made sure to put them into the vibe that is located inside. The first thing Angel did when he realized that the pillow vibrated was to put his face against it. Next we tried it in his chair and he actually sat through dinner without getting up once. This was just too good to be true, so I decided to try it out over the course of a week before giving it a Yay! Or Nay!

For one week, Angel sat on his pillow to do his homework, eat, and play on his iPad. Surprisingly, it continued to help him stay seated for longer periods of time. He still asked for breaks during homework but the frequency of his break requests decreased. Angel went from not being able to sit still for one minute without getting up to being able to sit for 10 minutes without asking for a break. In our world, this is progress.

We have tried it all with Angel over the years. We tried a bumpy cushion, weighted lap pad, and a compression vest. None of these items helped long enough to make a difference in his attention span.

We plan to continue to use the Senseez pillow with Angel at home and we plan to get him one to use at school. I highly recommend the Senseez vibrating pillow for children who need help focusing and especially for those who constantly seek proprioceptive input. The Senseez pillow really helps “little bums sit!”

You can learn more about Senseez by clicking -> here.

Now that we have tried this pillow, I would love to give one of my luck readers a chance to win one through our Sailing Autistic Seas Two-Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway. (Yes we are Two-Years Old!) Remember that you can enter daily. Good Luck.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Terms: This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. (18 and older) One winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter. The winner will receive one Senseez pillow (valued at $39.99), which will be shipped directly from Senseez. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST May 22nd and the winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on May 23rd. The winner will also be notified by e-mail.

This giveaway is sponsored by Senseez and is being offered to you to in partnership with Sailing Autistic Seas.

Disclaimer: I received one Red Octagon Senseez pillow for my review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.