Updated: Sep 1, 2020
We would like to tell you a story about a special person to the zPods family. Our friend, Natalie.
14-year-old Natalie had been diagnosed with autism and schizophrenia at a young age. There are many challenges that she's had to overcome in her life that have been specific to her. In particular, she's struggled at finding comfort and calmness when trying to get a good night's rest. At a young age she started sleeping in her closet and made it her personal safety space.
However, even though it became her safe space, she would still be scared throughout most nights, waking up in hot sweats, and ringing her private doorbell to get her mother's comfort. As a result, her mom, Leah, would come and comfort Natalie as much as possible. She would do anything for her daughter. However, there came a point where new ideas needed to be considered in order to help Natalie find a better night of rest. Leah felt very open to the idea of experimenting and seeing if there was anything that could be helpful to her daughter. Not to mention, maybe Leah could find a better night of sleep as well. Eventually, Leah came across the idea of a zPod as a new concept for creating a sleeping safe space for Natalie. As much as Leah might have been a little bit skeptical at certain points, she felt anything would be worth a try. Lets just say when Natalie got her zPod, amazing thing started happening!
Natalie now sleeps 11 hours per night and no longer sleeps in her closet. And! Her mother no longer has to check on her throughout the night. Not to mention Natalie's progress has even given her mother progress. When Natalie was sleeping in her closet, her mom would have to check on her 3-4 hours into the night. And! She would have to wake up multiple times a night to comfort Natalie. As we talked about, a mother will do anything to comfort their child and give them all the love and help they deserve. Watch this wonderful video of Natalie in her new sleeping safe space:
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-The zPods Family