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#164 - A Sensory Friendly Bed for Children and Adults of All Ages and Abilities, with Caleb Polley, CEO and Founder

August 04, 2021 Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L Episode 164
All Things Sensory by Harkla
#164 - A Sensory Friendly Bed for Children and Adults of All Ages and Abilities, with Caleb Polley, CEO and Founder
Show Notes

Everyone knows the feeling of exhaustion that follows a few nights of poor sleep. For children and adults with sensory processing disorder, lack of sleep is a frequently occurring phenomenon which negatively affects the whole human ecosystem that surrounds them. 

Through gaining an understanding of his own sensory quirks, as well as his close friendship with a boy with Down Syndrome, Caleb Polley was inspired to found Cubby Beds, a company that makes medical beds of a very special kind. 

You’ll hear about the numerous features that differentiate Cubby Beds from other beds in their category, including safety sheets and circadian rhythm lights. Caleb explains how the company goes the extra mile for their clients by helping them access insurance, and shares his exciting plans for the future to further enhance sleep, safety and sensory regulation for a demographic group often sidelined by society. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Caleb explains what his company, Cubby Beds, does and the motivation behind it.
  • How Cubby Beds differentiates itself from other companies making medical devices of a similar kind.
  • Hear about the inclusive model that Cubby Bed has adopted. 
  • Safety, sleep, sensory regulation; the three main issues that the Cubby Bed addresses.
  • The broad ecosystem of people who are affected when a child isn’t sleeping well.
  • A rundown of the physical features that the Cubby Bed consists of. 
  • Technological elements which enhance the safety of the Cubby Bed. 
  • Adjustments that can be made to the Cubby Bed depending in the individual.
  • How the Cubby Bed is designed for ease of transport.
  • Time period that you can expect for setting up the bed, and an explanation of how this is done.
  • How the Cubby Bed team helps make the insurance process as seamless as possible, and the critical role that is played by OTs in this process.
  • The silver lining that exists for families who are unsuccessful in acquiring a Cubby Bed through insurance.
  • Short and long-term plans that Caleb has for the future of Cubby Beds. 

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Cubby Beds
Cubby Beds Email Address
Cubby Beds Contact Number - (855) 964-2664
Cubby Beds on Instagram
Cubby Beds on Facebook
Business Wars Podcast
Posey Beds
National Seating and Mobility
New Motion
All Things Sensory on Instagram
All Things Sensory on Facebook