|Hello, Lully. I love your gray and purple color scheme. Please work.|
We (or often just Derek) then troop up the stairs and into the boys' room, Derek taps the purple "On" button on his phone, and the floor begins to shake.
It's actually Atticus's bed that vibrates, the Lully being located under his mattress, but it does it with such force that we can feel its effects under our feet where we stand next to the bed, too. It's like one of those infant bouncy seats that features a vibrate switch, but on steroids. Between the physical force of the vibrations and the loud humming sound it makes, it's amazing Atticus doesn't wake up- if he did, the instructions specify that you turn off the Lully, and that you're done for the night; in other words, you do not want the kid to awaken. Small movements on the part of the sleeper when the Lully switches on are permitted, as long as they stay asleep. So far Atticus has slept right through all that buzzing and vibrating, which hopefully means it's keeping him from entering that phase of sleep where night terrors occur (Lully employs the scheduled awakenings technique of combating sleep disturbances). It would appear that it is... to an extent.
The Lully is designed to vibrate your kid once a night, for a period of three minutes, and this is supposed to keep the night terrors at bay for the entirety of the night. It's been a pretty bad week of sleep for Atticus, which was somewhat expected, as last week he had some pretty good nights of sleep, and his good nights/bad nights tend to cycle, but we have noticed that the terrors are happening significantly later in the night than usual. So, the Lully is working... kind of? It's hard to tell. I'm curious to see how many terrors he suffers from in the coming weeks, when we're in what should be a good part of the cycle. As ever when experimenting with ways to combat our son's night terrors, hopes are high(ish), but expectations are low. It's the only way to maintain sanity.