· By PYM STORE
5 Tips for Restorative Rest - with Kathrin Hamm, Founder of Bearaby
Bearaby is an award-winning weighted blanket company creating a calmer, more collected world, one nap at a time.
1. Find an AM + PM routine
A morning and evening routine can help you to live a more restful life. Whether you’re an early bird or night owl, find the self-care rituals that work best for you – a consistent bedtime and wake-up time is a simple but effective place to start.
2. Get nap-happy
Enjoy a guilt-free afternoon nap to lift your mood, boost creativity, and ease stress. With increasingly flexible schedules and working from home as the new normal, the power nap is enjoying a comeback. To nap it best, keep it brief: a short and sweet siesta is all you need!
3. Rest in cozy comfort
We’re constantly barraged with the latest ‘must-try’ wellness trends, which can actually make us feel more anxious. One simple way to take care of yourself is to get the rest you deserve. Science-backed studies show that weighted blankets can help bring about deeper, undisturbed rest through Deep Touch Pressure – the act of applying an even weight all over your body. This stimulates the production of serotonin (the happy hormone), reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), and increases melatonin, which leads to a calmer mind and more relaxed body.
4. Turn off your tech
Check your electronics at the bedroom door. We’re all guilty of bombarding our brains with artificial stimulation, and sensory exhaustion has become a common problem. Unplugging is more essential than ever, so disconnecting from technology an hour before bed to wake up feeling more focused.
5. Keep a journal
A great way to quiet your mind is to get your thoughts down on paper. Expressive writing and reflection helps us to regulate emotions and become more mindful. Take the time to write in a journal before bed to declutter your mind and prioritize creative rest.