Huddersfield Mum of two, Louise Lilof, has launched a scientifically-backed sensory brand with products to help anxious children sleep better.
snoozzzy weighted blankets are filled with just enough non–toxic beads to provide deep pressure touch stimulation without any uncomfortable restriction. This deep pressure from the weight, causes the body to produce serotonin and endorphins, the chemicals our bodies naturally use to feel relaxed or calm. Along with the darkness of night, the pineal gland converts that serotonin to melatonin, our natural sleep-inducing hormone.
Specifically aimed at children who suffer from anxiety, stress, ADHD, autism or other sensory-related sleep issues, the blankets come with a 60-day money-back guarantee to offer peace of mind for parents.
Having suffered from anxiety in the past herself and having children who have struggled to sleep, she saw a gap in the UK market for weighted blankets.
Louise says: “Having been through the lack of quality sleep myself, I understand the needs of parents with children who struggle to sleep and the knock-on effect this can have for both the child and for their parents and carers.’’
snoozzzy have also partnered up with Anxiety UK. As well as offering all customers a chance to nominate the charity to receive a £5 donation with every purchase, they have also agreed with Anxiety UK that all existing members of the charity will receive an exclusive 25% discount on snoozzzy products.
Nicky Lidbetter, CEO of Anxiety UK, says: “Anxiety UK recognises that snoozzzy blankets could have a calming effect on children and therefore may be of benefit in the management of anxiety in children. We offer a range of support services and benefits to our members and teaming up with snoozzzy to give this exclusive discount is one way we can respond to the needs of those affected by or living with anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.”