Do you struggle to fall asleep? You’re not alone. In fact, the CDC estimates that 50 to 70 million adults in the United States have chronic sleep disorders. And while stress, anxiety, and insomnia affect millions of people worldwide, many have turned to a variety of routes to alleviate the symptoms, including the ever-popular pharmaceutical pills. My name is Kara Morris, the founder of Dreamfea, and I must admit that I have also been on my own quest to find a solution to sleep disorder.
You see, Dreamfea was born out of a personal need. I was looking for a solution to help my daughter, who suffered from an anxiety disorder. She found changes stressful and had an intense need to always know what to expect next. This led to her having difficulties getting to sleep. No mother wants to see her kid struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep during the night. I knew something needed to be done.
After spending countless hours researching anxiety and sleep disorders, I read several studies that found weighted blankets helpful in combatting the negative impact that stress and anxiety have on our lives, our sleep patterns, and everything in between.
This is where I saw an opportunity to combine my passion of sewing with my need to help my daughter and, in early 2017, I crafted my very first custom-made weighted blanket for my daughter.
After I noticed the effectiveness the weighted blanket had on my daughter, I realized that this could also help countless other people suffering from sleep disorders. So, with the encouragement of my husband and my daughter, I began my journey of entrepreneurship and started making homemade weighted blankets and selling them out of our garage.
But as business and demand grew, I realized I needed help. So I partnered with a factory abroad that shares the same pride I do in creating products that meet the highest standards in all areas and that does not compromise on quality. The end result is that Dreamfea offers the highest quality weighted blanket possible, made from premium fabric with micro-glass beads in individual pockets for even weight distribution.
My daughter inspired me to have the lotus flower represent our brand. The lotus flower not only symbolizes rising from a dark place into beauty and rebirth but is also my daughter’s favorite flower. After all, being able to put away all of life’s anxieties and finally experience a calm and restful sleep is like experiencing a rebirth each and every morning. It will allow you to feel reinvigorated and energized so that you can enjoy unlimited adventures with your family.
Kara Morris, Founder, Dreamfea
Encouraging a healthy night sleep is our main goal, which is why with every purchase, YOU, our newest Dreamfea member, will have the opportunity to donate a percentage of the sales proceeds to one of the charities we work with. Dreamfea is a proud supporter of The American Sleep Medicine Foundation and The Sleep Research Society. Please read a bit about each and don't forget to make your choice or the donation is missed. Thank you for joining our cause!
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international non-profit membership organization and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders. Please check their website at www.adaa.org and join the more than 25 million people from around the world that visit the ADAA website annually to find current treatment and research information and to access free resources and support.
The Sleep Research Society
The Sleep Research Society (SRS) is an organization for scientific investigators who educate and research sleep and sleep disorders. The SRS serves its members and the field of sleep research through training and education, and by providing forums for the collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Please visit their website at www.sleepresearchsociety.org to learn more about the great work they do in the field of sleep research.