The Sleep Kit
Available in English & French
The Sleep Kit will come carefully packaged with the following items:
- Sleep Diary
- Reflection Booklet
- Therapeutic CD
- Herbal pillow
- 8oz Lavender Body Lotion
- 10ml Essential Oil Blend
- Playing cards
- Hand Mirror
- Chamomile Tea
- Dementia-specific colouring book
- Coloured pencils & pencil case
- Canvas travel tote
Or... Create Your Own Kit!
8oz Goat Milk Lavender Lotion
Our goat milk lavender body lotion by O My! Bath & Body is sure to create an aromatherapeutic experience. It is all-natural and contains Shea Butter and Vitamin E. It is also important to us that it is friendly to your skin, so our lotion is free of parabens, sulfates & phosphates.
Essential Oil Blend
Our essential oil "Sweet Dreams" is blended for you by Bubbles & Balms, a local business in Hampton, New Brunswick. The blend is organic, and it contains jojoba, lavender, grapefruit, eucalyptus and rosemary. A few drops go a long way!
The Sleep Diary explains each item in The Sleep Kit and offers suggestions on how to use every item. There are also lined pages for you to track sleep time or routines that work for you - ie. what time you or your care-partner are going to bed, and what time you are waking up. In the Diary you will also find a checklist of every item in The Sleep Kit. This way, you can identify trends and see which items are working well for you and your care-partner.
Our colouring book is designed by Dylan Sweeney, a local graphic designer in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Inspired by the East Coast of Canada, this colouring book is designed to be dementia-specific and inclusive. Each picture varies in difficulty and can be torn away so that the artwork can be shared and done together.
Our canvas carrying tote is screen-printed locally by Sunnybank Printhouse in Saint John, NB. It is great to use if you are travelling to bring a few items from The Kit, or to simply use it as a reusable bag to reduce our use of plastics.
Our herbal pillow contains dried lavender, chamomile, grated orange peel, and essential oils. Placing it inside your pillowcase will ensure a calming, soothing scent to fall asleep to.
The book in The Sleep Kit is Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. A classic story set in Prince Edward Island, Canada, Anne's feisty personality is bound to make you laugh. This book was chosen to match the other items in the Kit as a Maritime favourite.
Coming soon... a book of sleep poetry!
Hairbrush & Hand Mirror
Our hand mirror and mini hairbrush set was specifically chosen to be dementia-inclusive. The hairbrush is small, gentle, light, and meant to be easier to use for individuals who are living with dementia and may have challenges with grip strength. The mirror also has a handle so that it can be held easily and controlled.
Sleepy Time Tea Blend
Our Sleepy Time Tea Blend is organic and made in Canada. It is a loose tea that comes in a 25g bag. Our blend contains lavender, chamomile, St. John's Wort, lemon balm, licorice, fennel, peppermint, valerian root, and apple. These ingredients are all widely known to improve sleep quality. Enjoy a cup before bed!
Our playing cards are custom-made to be dementia-inclusive. At 3.5" x 5", our playing cards are larger than a standard set. The suits and numbers are larger and more defined to create a more comprehensive experience.
Available in both English and French, our reflection booklet is a small flip-book that was created to inspire story-telling and wisdom-sharing. It is a tool to spend more time together and spark conversations.
Our therapeutic CD was created for The Sleep Kit by local musicians in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The CD contains classic songs such as Clair de Lune, and You Are My Sunshine. Music and reminiscing go hand-in-hand together and we hope that you recognize the songs that were chosen for this CD, and more.