In a medical setting, overstimulation is easily achieved. Fluorescent lighting, constant chatter and beeping, not to mention that patients are experiencing their own emotional and psychological challenges in these places can cause undue stress or even trauma. When it gets too much, treatment or therapy becomes ineffective. The patient may shut down or lash out. Sensory rooms offer a way for crises to be deescalated and for patients to regain their autonomy in a safe space. Studies have even shown that the use of these rooms can reduce the need for restraints up to 40%.