Hello I’m Mary from Deep Sleep!
Based in the Gaeltacht of An Rinn in Co Waterford Deep Sleep was founded in 2017.
I discovered weighted blankets quite by accident . I was minding a little boy who had sensory issues. He loved a heavy weight to be on top of him, often taking our giant Micky Mouse to the trampoline to lie under it. Some days he used to get upset and I didn’t know how to comfort him. Going onto Dr Google I came across weighted blankets for the first time.
I’ve always liked to sew and crochet so I set about sewing one up there and then. Not having weighted pellets handy I used what I had plenty of……aquarium gravel (from the many goldfish that have passed through the hands of my four children). He loved it ! and still does
Research and Dedication
I looked into weighted blankets some more and got a long list of ailments that they could help with such as depression, anxiety, restless leg syndrome etc.
My eldest daughter who was 10 has always suffered from anxiety and had alot of trouble getting and staying a sleep. So I made her one. The result was the same, she loved it. Even when she woke up at night it helped keep her calm and go back to sleep.
Word got out that I had made some weighted blankets and orders started to come in thick and fast so I decided to start up Deep Sleep.