Giving the Gift of a Good Night's Sleep

by Guest Blogger

So many mothers always put their children first. This is a story of a mother who sacrificed her own comfort for years to make sure that her daughter's needs were always met. Lesley-Ann Parris wanted to show her mom appreciation for this sacrifice, so she gave her the gift of a great night's sleep. She shares about her decision to gift a Haven this holiday season.


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If you look up the words perseverance, hard work and sacrifice in the dictionary you’ll see my mom's name. First generation student working her ass off in university at 22 years old with a newborn. Trying her hardest to make a better life for herself, her baby, and her community. Rarely putting herself first and always making sure that I have everything I need to be successful in this life. One of the most deserving people I know. 

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She turned 50 this year and I wanted to surprise her with a room reno, similar to my Sanctuary transformation that I shared in my Instagram Stories  over the quarantine. She’s done very little to her space since purchasing our house back in 2007, so I thought I would do it for her! The process is going to take a couple months, like mine did, but when Haven Sleep Co. reached out about their mattresses I thought it would be the perfect start to the journey. 

Somethings that I love about Haven Sleep Co is that they’re a Canadian company that produces and sources whenever possible, from our beautiful country. I don’t know how many times I need to say this, but supporting local is especially important right now. Their mattresses are made in Mississauga (close to me!) and the bamboo covers are sewn in Montreal. Also, for every 10 mattresses one is donated back to the community to shelters, charities or people in need💙 Such an amazing company, doing amazing things! 

Mom and Daughter Hugging on Bed


Rest is one of the most important things that I preach about all the time and the best thing that you can gift your parents this season too. December is Un-Boxing Month at @HavenSleepCo + @HavenSleepCoUSA and there are tons of specials bundles for you to check out. My mother has LOVED her 10” Rejuvenate mattress so far, says that it's the best one she's ever had. I can't wait to finish the entire room and see what she says about that too. 


About Lesley

Lesley-Ann Parris is a lifestyle blogger who provides tips and inspiration on yoga, hair care, food and mainly delve into The Lighthouse Series. The Lighthouse series is a looking-glass into Lesley's life experiences which will hopefully help steer many people on a clear path through their own journey. She has always wanted to help people and recently has had an urge to share her story with a larger audience.
Transparency helps other people open up about their experiences and begin the process of breaking down walls to start healing. Healing leads to happiness and everyone deserves to be happy. 
She is also the founder of The Empathy Crate that sells handmade holistic wellness essentials  (including candles🕯️, soaks🛀🏽, sprays💨) to help you experience healing. Check out her Instagram.