Let me tell you a story. It's my personal story about my son and I, and how we both struggled for years to get a decent night's sleep.
Our son had always been a poor and restless sleeper, taking sometimes hours to fall asleep and usually waking up early having gotten himself completely turned around and out of his blankets. My husband, Raymond, or I would always have to stay with him until he fell asleep, which really cuts into adulting time. Ugh. But the alternative was endlessly watching D get up, putting him back to bed, having him get up, putting him back to bed….you get the picture. This was the story of our bedtime life for 6 years!
I’d heard about weighted blankets a few times over the course of a year or so before I finally decided to try one for D. After all, they’re not cheap, and what if it didn’t work? Well, the first night he fell asleep within 10 minutes and slept so well! He woke up under the covers, rested and in a GREAT mood! Awesome. But that could be a coincidence, right? Let's not get too excited yet. Night two, Raymond was able to read a story, say goodnight and leave the room….D was sleeping within minutes. Hmmm? Morning was the same great result. Now we were getting hopeful! Night three was the same thing again, and almost every night since! What a game changer!
I have also had insomnia for as long as I can remember….Gee, I wonder where he got it from!? Anxiety and feeling overwhelmed were a regular part of my adult life, especially once I added being a wife and a mother to the mix.
Thinking about all the things on my “To Do” lists..….my brain just didn’t ever shut off, day or night.
At night was the worst, laying there praying to fall asleep while my hubby snored beside me, the mind race was relentless and often woke me in the middle of the night. It was so frustrating. Sometimes I would cry, wishing I could sleep. That’s a lonely feeling, you feel like you’re the only one in the world feeling like that in that moment.
So I ordered one for myself. Why not? It had to be better than laying awake for hours trying to solve the world's problems from bed!
That first time I crawled into bed and pulled the weighted blanket over me, I felt this wave of pure relaxation move through my body. It felt so good. I fell asleep quickly and had a deep, and long sleep. I woke up feeling really rested. I’m sleeping better than I can ever remember.
I can’t say that I never feel anxious or overwhelmed anymore, this is real life. But at least at the end of the day, when I need to shut my brain off and truly rest, I know I can do that. And knowing that my son is sleeping well and waking up rested and in a good mood gives me peace of mind.
I knew at this point that I wanted to bring weighted blankets here to Alberta, to Canada, and to anywhere else that needs them. And so Blue Hill Sleep Co. was born!
can be a powerful tool to improve your sleep and reduce your anxiety for year-round comfort. They are helpful for those who've experienced trauma and those with sensory processing issues as well. Many people experience a deeper and more restful sleep on the first night. Others find the blanket’s weight restrictive at first, but after a few nights grow to love the effect of the weight. Customers experiencing extreme anxiety have been instantly comforted by using these blankets. The effect is similar to the effect of a dentist’s lead blanket, releasing serotonin throughout your body to help you calm down and relax. Simple and effective.
They've been a gift for our family and for our customers, and we hope you'll enjoy one as well!
We're Blue Hill Sleep Co, and we want to be the good in your goodnight, too.
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