Symmetrisleep is the most popular night time support equipment in the UK; it provides a good support throughout the night, when the body is most relaxed and susceptible to change.
It is a proven system widely used by families to give protection, improvement and a better night’s sleep.
Therapists know it works – we have evidence from longterm trials; the therapists get the feed back from the families. Families like it – it’s easy for them to use. Families and therapists recognise that it is a humane system,not a contraption. It can be used at any age, in any position, in any bed. Symmetrisleep will continue to work as a client grows or changes; although some parts may need changing over time, the system itself will never become redundant.
We have 10 years of experience in using the system; we work hard to pass this knowledge onto families and therapists through our highly regarded therapist led training.We address temperature and thermal comfort issues.
Symmetrisleep combined with our gentle approach helps children & adults to learn to lie straight, improving health & function during the day.
With Symmetisleep we have avoided the “Contraption trap” . At Symmetrikit we have worked with carers, clients and their therapists over the last 9 years to develop both a system and an entire approach which centre around the needs of the family. It is the sheer simplicity of the system and the “Gentle Art” approach which we can pass on to you to, ensuring the best chance of success in providing night time postural management. For more details of how the Gentle Art of Symmetrisleep can work to teach people with movement difficulties to lie straight again.
Our new moulded brackets have an open design to allow for maximum air permeability. They have colour coded Velcro for easy set ups and large brackets can be clipped together to provide extra support where required.
In a drive to enhance portability, we have reduced bracket weight and re-designed our Velcro receptor sheet so the mattress does not need to be lifted to fit it. The receptor is super- stretchy so it can even be used on alternating pressure mattresses.
New 60° Wash Bamboo
Bamboo Sheets and Cushion Covers.
A natural wicking fabric that helps to keep you cool.
This eco-friendly textile has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties so stays “fresh” for longer. It’s smooth, round fibres are knitted in to a silky super soft fabric for a luxury feel. Bamboo fibres have a hollow tube like construction so they tend to wick moisture away from the skin aiding evaporation and keeping the skin cool and dry (Bamboo can hold more than 3 times its own weight in water).
Our latest bamboo fabrics can be washed and tumble dried at 60’c for faster turnaround.
We can provide Bamboo top sheets as well as covers for our entire range of cushions.
Coolover® Thermal Comfort
CoolOver® and thermal comfort
CoolOver® fabrics enhance thermal comfort by working right up close. This all new soft feel Hypo Allergenic fabric contains tiny Omnitherm® microcapsules; these absorb excess heat when the body is hot and release it back when the body cools to maintain a more even temperature for a better night’s sleep. Having the Omnitherm embedded in the fibres themselves rather than being in a separate inner layer gets them closer to the skin to offer our most effective temperature controlling fabric to date.
CoolOver ®sheets keep you dry
CoolOver has a 3d “spacer” knit which allows air to move more freely keeping you cooler as sweat can more easily evaporate and drier as moisture is moved away from the skin.
Not only is CoolOver® available for sheets and covers, is it now used as the standard liner in our soft knee blocks and the facing of our bracket pads. Our standard Airmantle now has a CoolOver® top layer and waterproof vapour permeable base so can be used either way up.
Implementation and safety checking
It is important to establish a baseline of core temperature (using an aural thermometer) when the individual is well before introducing alternative support surfaces. Remember: Perspiration is not always indicative of a high core temperature.
Teaching and Training
Free training courses for Clinicians, students and for families are designed to convey a good understanding of Postural Care issues. We can provide courses on 24 hour Postural Care, Postural Care in the Lying position and Postural Care in Seating.
A selection of Postural Care Posters and leaflets to get you started; Measuring tools and services to make sure things are going the right way!
Available free of charge to assist you in your own training courses we can make available our “Rough Guide to Seating” and “Rough Guide to Lying” posters..
We also have a handy “Rough Guide to Lying” booklet illustrating the issues facing those who are likely to develop an asymmetry . These have been designed to help address serious issues in a light and approachable manner. These are also available in electronic form, for those preparing presentations.
The Symmetrikit “centre zero” measuring tape is a for those who wish to quickly and easily monitor rotation of the chest with a simple measurement.