What is deep pressure?
The NUNKI sheet works according to the principle of deep pressure. Deep pressure is an even pressure that goes deeper than the superficial skin layers. A stimulus that penetrates the deeper skin layer and even muscles and joints stimulate the enteroceptors and proprioceptors. You then become more aware of your own body and turn inwards, so that environmental stimuli are perceived less.
Example: if an insect walks over your arm, it feels like an outside stimulus. It itches and you react to it by moving your arm. A firm massage (deep pressure) lowers you more into your body and helps you relax. A firm hug has the same effect.
What does deep pressure do?
Deep pressure helps regulate the nervous system. It stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and puts your body in a state ofrest & digest. You then produce more oxytocin, endorphins, dopamine and serotonin (the precursor of the sleep hormone melatonin). It also inhibits the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
The NUNKI sheet creates deep pressure
If a child is lying under a light sheet, it receives more external stimuli and remains alert. ItNUNKI sheet creates that deep pressure that will make the baby go in more. That is ideal for surrendering to sleep.
Anja Caers (Baby and Child Osteopath): I have been working with babies and young children in practice for more than 20 years. I am incredibly enthusiastic about the NUNKI sheet and about it BUNDI sleeping bag. I had long been looking for a method to apply deep pressure to young children when sleeping, especially to the restless sleepers. I usually encountered systems that were not ergonomic, not pleasant, not practical or not safe. This concept by Frederieke Meihuizen is genius in its simplicity.”
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Ik ben Frederieke, getrouwd met Ewoud en mama van 4 kindjes. Na op veel plekken gewoond te hebben, ben ik gesetteld in Nieuwkoop. Ik werkte in de commercie tot mijn vierde kindje geboren werd. Fedde was een huilbaby en vanuit deze wanhoop heb ik de producten van Fedde&Kees bedacht. Ik gooide mijn leven om en begon met ondernemen. Sinds 2018 help ik andere ouders naar een betere slaap!