Valentine’s Day: 6 Gift Ideas for the Person With Dysautonomia
When it comes to date night it can get dicey for someone with dysautonomia. With only a limited amount of spoons available in the day you may not have enough for all the excitement around getting ready. Then there’s actually leaving the house for the date. But that’s okay because you’ve found yourself someone who loves you despite your chronic illness (or maybe because of it).
Valentine's day is around the corner, and you want to make it special for that person in your life. Here’s our list of sure to woo valentines day gifts for someone with dysautonomia.
- Compression socks. Okay, hear us out on this one. Compression socks can be super cute and they’re not just for your granny anymore. They help with swelling and will maintain blood flow; all things that help someone with dysautonomia (especially POTS). You may not find cute compression socks at your local Walmart, but Amazon can be a great resource. Just make sure you’re buying that right compression pressure.
- A weighted blanket. This is useful for people who have temperature regulation issues. The calming effect of being under a weighted blanket will reduce anxiety and can improve sleep.
- Electrolyte drinks. These are a saving grace for a person with dysautonomia. They help manage symptoms of dysautonomia by increasing blood volume and hydration level. Talk to a potsie and you’ll come to know that salt can literally equal life. We recommend NormaLyte as we’ve been clinically proven to help with symptoms associated with dysautonomia.
- A new water bottle. It’s probably time for a new one. Find something super cute that will make your potsie excited to fill it with a salty drink. Glass, stainless steel, or plastic… it doesn’t really matter, but find something you think she will love.
- Salty snacks. Skip the chocolates. Put together a small basket filled with salty snacks. Things like popcorn, a jar of olives, roasted nuts, pretzels, chips… there’s endless possibilities. And, if your special person loves chocolates include something like salted caramel chocolates.
- New pjs. Don’t just buy anything, either. Find a matching set of pjs, but remember that comfort is key.
The biggest thing you could do for the person you love is to just be there for them. If your date night comes around and she doesn’t feel particularly energetic, let it ride. You can always snuggle up and watch your favorite movie, put together a jigsaw puzzle, and find another day to venture out for a date night.
If you’re a potsie or someone with dysautonomia, what was your favorite Valentine's Day gift?