Meet Remi - Keeper of the grand sleep secret

Remi is Elfland’s very own Sleepy Elf, keeper of the grand sleep secret! As such, Remi has a very important role to play, helping children everywhere relax, rest, reset and experience a blissful and re-energising nights sleep.

Introducing Remi, as featured in The Lost Wish, an enchanting and magical story set in the mystical Elfland where friendly elves, dangerous dragons, flying pixies and talking rats all live alongside each other

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Elfland UK, home to Remi the Sleepy Elf and The Lost Wish, is the vision of Clare Anderson, Founder of Sensory Retreats, and her young daughter Siena. Clare has been in the beauty industry for over 25 years and is a passionate advocate of the importance of complete wellbeing for mind, body and soul.  

During lockdown, it became even more apparent that kids and not just adults' mental and physical needs were affected. Clare realised that tapping into the underlying ethos behind the Sensory Retreats brand, while adapting the product range specifically to cater for the wellbeing needs of children, could be the answer to helping children be more present and aware in the moment. In particular, the quality and quantity of children’s sleep was affected by the impact of lockdown, with anxiety and night-time restlessness at an all time high. 

The result is Elfland UK. An online portal for children that includes a range of products delivering a host of wellbeing benefits and positive affirmations, alongside woodland based experiences that focus on the importance of sensory stimulation. Remi, the Sleepy Elf, has been designed to help children, through the power of their imagination, to reconnect with the world around them, using the healing power of kindness, mindfulness and nature to simultaneously relax but also recharge over-stimulated bodies and minds. 

The result, a better night’s sleep for everyone.  

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP
Good quality and quantity of sleep is crucial, especially for children. 

This is the time when the body and brain can relax, slow down and recover from the activities and excitement of the day. 

There are 5 key stages of sleep which the body goes through every night, each one lasting for 90-minutes with the cycle repeated 4-5 times per night. 

The fifth stage, REM (short for rapid eye movement) is the sleep stage when dreams occur.
 WHAT IS REM SLEEP? 
The name for Remi the Sleepy Elf is inspired by REM sleep, the stage of sleep where the mind is re-energised and vivid dreams frequently occur. 

REM sleep is incredibly important, especially for children, as it has benefits for memory, learning as well as problem solving. 

To further encourage sleep, we have created a Sleepy Elf meditation which teaches children how to breath and deeply relax and to tap into the recesses of their mind and imagination to unlock the power of consistent and improved sleep.  
SLEEPY ELF MEDITATION 
Developed exclusively for Sensory Retreats by Natalie Samuel, the Sleepy Elf meditation is part of the Elfland UK and Sensory Retreats range of wellbeing products created specifically for children. 

Designed as a dreamy visualisation, this meditation takes little elves on their own relaxing journey as they are encouraged, via the gentle lull of Natalie’s voice and clear step by step instructions, to follow Remi the Sleep Elf and discover the secret to the best night's sleep. 

On this guided visualisation Remi takes the listener on a magical tour of the enchanted Elfland, as your child drifts off into deep, restful and refreshing sleep.  
The best benefits

THE WELLNESS BENEFITS OF REMI

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SLEEP BETTER
The whole concept of Remi the Sleepy Elf is to encourage deep relaxation and recovery overnight as part of a range of sleep-inducing products that have been created specifically for young bodies and minds. 

FEEL SAFE
Remi protects and watches over its designated human and encourages deep and restorative sleep. 

SPARK IMAGINATION
Remi has special telepathic powers, and the ability to transmit important messages between parents and children, encouraging fun and interactive play between the whole family

The Remi Plush Toy

This cute and cuddly plush toy is made for hugs and bedtime dreams. Remi is sure to become a favourite toy, treasured for years to come. 

Used in conjunction with the Elf Eyes self-heating eye mask and also the Sleep Eyes meditation, our Remi plush toy is part of the range of sleep inducing products, developed to help children enjoy better slumber time. Your child will just love wrapping their arms around Remi as they cuddle up in bed and prepare to enjoy a beautiful night time adventure together through Elfland.

Remi is in charge of the grand sleep secret and helps children everywhere relax, unwind and get the best quality rest possible. By holding Remi tight, your child will feel safe and protected throughout the night.