Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the weighted sleepers made? 
Ireland. We are a women led, Irish owned Business. 

The sleepers are hand made by our team in Dublin. Materials are sourced in Europe. Our packaging is sustainable and even includes a Siest cloth laundry bag printed in Ireland. 

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How does it work? 
Proprioception and deep pressure therapy are what helps you sleep. 

The sleepers are weighted, incredibly soft and stay cooling and fresh to touch. They weigh 1.5kg to 3kg. 

There are two sizes of weighted sleeper. Shorter and Longer.

We also offer a soft feel and a firm feel sleeper in both sizes. Children from 5+ prefer the Longer SOFT feel sleeper - they like to curl themselves around it

The science behind the weighted sleepers is a combination of deep pressure therapy and proprioception (some call this the 6th sense).

Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) is firm but gentle squeezing, hugs, or holding that relaxes the nervous system. When you place the weighted product on your chest what's happening is deep pressure therapy. This is similar to the effect of a weighted blanket. This is useful to start the calming process. 

When it's on your chest, the weighted pillow, in fact, hugs you. You can calmly breathe and relax.  The extra feature and benefit of the Siest weighted sleeper is it also uses Proprioception. Linked to deep pressure but slightly different.

Proprioception is like a feedback loop from your sensory receptors on your body to your nervous system. The sleeper doesn't rely on only deep pressure alone.

Hugging a weighted sleeper awakens this extra, some researchers call, the 6th sense. It's incredibly powerful and gives you the feeling of relaxation and calm. In a nutshell it's because it centres you straight away. It grounds you. 

Without you having to think about it. It's unconscious. That's why you feel calm.

When you feel grounded and centred your mind relaxes, your mind can stop racing. Night time anxiety is reduced and you can find it easier to drift off. Some people take up to a week to find the weighted sleeper useful. Other people can feel calm straight away. We are all different and sleep is complex. 


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What shape is best for me? 

There are two sizes of weighted sleeper. Shorter and Longer. We also offer a soft feel and a firm feel sleeper in both sizes. 

CHILDREN from 5+, prefer the Longer SOFT feel sleeper - they like to curl themselves around it 

 Try the Shorter sleeper  if you want

 * Instant sleep comfort to calm a racing mind 
 * For perimenopause & menopause glowy nights 
 * To mind someone you care about - its like sending a hug
 * To stop you scrolling on your phone at 3am 
 * To reduce sleep anxiety 

 * Weights 1.5kg / Length 60cm approx 

 Try the Longer Sleeper if you want 

 * A longer body style weighted pillow 
 * To reduce sleep anxiety 
 * Currently use a pillow between your knees for comfort - this won’t go flat 
 * Want a full body hug to ease knee, back  or hip discomfort 
 * To reduce snoring and aid sleep aponea by side sleeping - place it behind your back 
 * Weights 2.5kg / Length 95cm approx 

Both are cooling and incredibly soft to touch  

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 What style is best for me? Soft or Firm ?

Both length sleepers can be placed between knees, behind your back and under your chin. All sleepers are weighted. 

Soft feel: Feels as soft as a pillow. Useful for a racing mind and to help sleep anxiety. Feels like a hug. Instantly calming. Universal design for men and women and can be used from Age 5+.

Firm feel: Designed as a more robust positional device. Perfect for sore necks, hips and backs. Place behind back to encourage side sleeping. This is helpful for sleep apnea and to reduce snoring. Not recommended for children. For adults.

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Where do you ship? 

If you do not see your country listed email us on hello@siestsleep.com and we will figure it out with you. 

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What press have you had? 

+ Recommended by RTE.ie, Irish Times and The Examiner, Business post, Sunday times. 

+ TV. Late Late show with Ryan Tubridy. Nov 2021 - Lots of snuggling. "Doesn't talk back, very comforting"

+ TV Ireland Am with Triona McCarthy showcased the sleeper saying her children had “never slept better”!  

+ Radio with Venetia Quick Q102 and RTE 2FM live with Jen Zamparelli. Talking about how we started and who finds the sleepers useful. 

+Irish Independent Life style. The full story of Siest by Chrissie Russel.

+Irish times. Innovation section. Olive Keogh covered our business in this article 

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Can I wash it? 

Yes. The cover is 100% Tencel with an easy on/ off zip. You can wash the full internal sleeper at 30 degrees. Wash cover separately (30 degrees) Hand wash if possible. Do not use fabric softener. 

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Can I travel through airports with sleepers? 

Yes. This has been tested in many European and UK airports. At times the security will ask, what is inside?  Glass beads. But at all times it has been allowed though. Security can open the zip cover to check but will be unable to see the glass beads as they are wrapped safely in layers of fiber. 

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How can I be sure it will work for me? 

You can't be. Sleep is complex. We know this sleeper won't suit everyone. BUT we offer 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE for 30 days, on the purchase price. We will cover the payment processing fees. Return postage is not included. One exchange per customer. Duty, delivery fees, customs and/or VAT are non refundable for customers outside Europe. Contact hello@siestsleep.com to discuss ALL returns before returning. 

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I live in England, Scotland or Wales what do I pay ? 

UK main deliveries will be charged customs and duty on delivery by the delivery providers. See below for more details. 

Due to Brexit impacts starting on January 1st, 2021, orders shipping to the United Kingdom that are valued over £135 are subject to tax & duty as per local laws and legislation. When your sleeper has passed UK customs, you will be notified by our international courier partner, DPD. 

The amount owed is payable upon delivery of goods by DPD. The recipient of the products is responsible for all customs formalities for their export and import and will be required to pay any additional charges, including import duty, formal customs entry, taxes, levies and other charges. These charges vary depending on the product type. 

The email you enter at purchase, will receive a separate request for payment of these charges from DPD. Currently, total additional charges are Approx Lollipop: £35, Wishbone £45. *Subject to change, depending on product price. This is paid directly to DPD (and then the UK government) via their online payment system (They email you with a payment link) and goods are delivered to you after this payment. 

None of these charges are paid to or set by Siest Sleep. The product will be returned to Ireland as a result of non payment. If you request re delivery back to the UK, this will be the responsibility of the buyer and re delivery cost will not be covered by Siest. The currency exchange is handled by your payment provider at time of purchase. 

If you have any questions please get in touch and we will always do our best to answer them. 

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How long will it take to deliver? 

We use DPD for all deliveries. Ireland approx 1 week and European and UK mainland - approx 2 weeks. 

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Is it safe for children? 

We recommend from age 5+. This is not a toy. The glass beads are secured inside layers of fabric. They are also wrapped in protective layers of soft fiber. Only the SOFT feel is recommended for Children age 5+

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Is it good for chronic insomniacs? 

We can’t imagine how hard this must be. Our mission is to help more people sleep better. The best step for a chronic insomniac is to consult a sleep consultant. As you can imagine the Siest sleeper cannot resolve decades of chronic sleep issues. However we have had positive reviews from chronic insomniacs to say it helps them look forward to their bed and their sleep a little more. And has sleep association improvements. Which starts them on a more positive sleep journey. Please do get in touch if you have specific queries hello@siestsleep.com 

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Is it good for older people? 

Yes, this is a great product for the over 70's. The shorter lollipop is approx 1.5kg and the longer wishbone is approx 2.5kg and feels very comforting. Start with the SOFT feel shorter Lollipop if you are unsure which one is best. 
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