Benefits of Gentle Pressure Over the Head
Gentle pressure eases the body's protective systems and signals the nervous system that its OK to relax and drift into deep sleep...where blood pressure is lower and the brain releases chemicals that control appetite and metabolism, hormones that repair the tissues of the body, and generates more white blood cells to promote immunity.
Weighted sleep therapy can help increase the naturally-occurring levels of Serotonin and Melatonin overnight, normalizing the nervous system.
Pressure can act as a calming agent to increase activity in the parasympathetic division of the nervous system, and lower activity in the sympathetic division of the Autonomic Nervous System. Gentle compression over the crown of the head may cause the release of both serotonin and dopamine in the brain. These are "happy" neurotransmitters and produce a feeling of calm within our nervous system. Often described as feeling like a hug, weighted sleep products lead to a sense of security, which tends to calm the mind and allow the body to take the cue to rest. The swaddling effect that happens when you cuddle under a Sleep Crown can help ease the mind allowing for complete relaxation. Include a Sleep Crown as part of your sleep ritual and elevate your sleep.
Ambient Light Interference
Science is revealing how profoundly our bodies are affected by light. A big factor that affects our circadian rhythm is light, be it natural or artificial. The internal body system is stimulated by ambient light which can interfere with the ability to fall asleep. Persistent urban light, overnight travel, conflicting sleep schedules with family or housemates can all contribute to trouble sleeping. Does your partner stay up later than you with the lights or TV on? Sleep Crown will allow you to insulate yourself from whatever is happening around you. Making Sleep Crown part of your sleeping ritual can help insulate you from a disruptive environment.
A state of deep rest is vulnerable to disruptive sound and noise around us. Whether acknowledged or not, sounds can interrupt sleep cycles and leave you feeling depleted even after a full night of sleep. Although background sounds may relax some people, the volume level must be low. Otherwise, increased frequency of awakenings may prevent transitions to the deeper stages of sleep.
Do you have bedmates, pets and/or babies in the bed with you at night? As much as we love their snuggles, the more life in the bed with you, the more disruptions to your sleep cycles. Keep them in the bed with you, but protect your personal sleep space by placing a Sleep Crown over your head to minimize the disruptions. Brilliant!
Sleeping while Traveling
Many Sleep Crown Customers are on-the-go and travel a good bit of the year. There are always unfamiliar lights and sounds when sleeping in a new place. It is especially important to reap the environment-taming benefits of this special pillow while away from home.
The Traveler is a special travel-sized version of the Sleep Crown. It blocks out light, muffles ambient noise and offers gentle pressure - just like the Sleep Crown Classic. It becomes an association that signals the body that it is time for rest. It is very similar to the Classic, just a few inches smaller and a little lighter weight. It comes with a convenient carrying pouch that will easily clip to your suitcase or travel bag. It is Charcoal Grey so it won’t show the scuffs of travel life.
Achieving proper sleep while traveling is of vital importance. Remember, what we seek is proper, uninterrupted sleep every night… whether we are home in our beds or traveling around for business or fun. A great night’s sleep elevates the day.