Embrace Tranquility and Elevate Your Wellbeing on Mental Health Day
As we salute this year’s World Mental Health Day, there’s no better time to recognize a profound yet so often overlooked aspect of self-care - the power of quality sleep. Along with the wants and needs in our everyday lives, it is not unusual to let sleep fall down on the priority scale, even though sleep is known to be a fundamental pillar of our wellbeing. At PROSSIONI®, we believe that good health starts from the inside. Nurturing your inner self is an everlasting journey, and a tranquil night of restorative sleep is a vital cornerstone in the process.
Sleep - A Catalyst for Positivity
Sleep is nature's one true gift to rejuvenate the human mind and soul. With the realm of sleep comes the power of the neurotransmitters - serotonin and melatonin. Our brain is our very own control center, sending signals to our body and helping us coordinate the duties of our everyday life. In this process, serotonin and melatonin play a vital part.
Serotonin is often referred to as our natural ‘feel-good’ chemical, regulating everything from emotions to how you feel about yourself. With a night of restful sleep, the brain is able to both use and make the neurotransmitter effectively. In other words; a good night’s sleep is a catalyst to positivity that will most likely leave you in a better mood, and possibly even with a slightly nicer feeling about yourself.
Melatonin, on the other hand, works as the body's very own ‘sleep-time’ alarm, gently reminding you when it’s time to put your book back on the nightstand and unwind. With a regular sleeping schedule and a calming bedtime routine, the body releases melatonin at calculated times creating a natural rhythm that not only helps you fall into sleep but boosts the quality of it.
Thus, sleep is strongly connected to the neurotransmitters, cooperating to make you feel calm, joyful and ready for bed. With a good sleeping routine, your brain can manage these messengers effectively, affecting your overall mental well-being.
The Science of Sleep
The majority of people are likely to agree with the fact that a good night's sleep makes us feel a lot better - both mentally and physically. In the same way, the lack of rest leaves us feeling uneasy and a bit moody. There are numerous scientific studies supporting the notion of sleep being closely related to both mental- and emotional health. Here are a few reasons why getting your blissful hours of slumber should always be a priority:
- Stress Reduction: The creation of a regular sleeping schedule has a profound effect on your body’s ability to manage and reduce stress. When getting a night of quality sleep, your body actively reduces the level of cortisol - a hormone associated with stress response. Because of this, well-rested people have been shown to stay calm and have a more rational response to stressful situations.
- Evolved Concentration and Attention Span: Getting your hours of sleep has a known effect on your cognitive function. This includes your ability to focus and keep your attention on a task for an extended period. Hence, sleep is a known prerequisite for your ability to learn and store information.
- Optimized Memory: When the body is in a deep stage of sleep, your brain processes memories, making them more stable in your mind. Moreover, REM - the most active part of your sleeping cycle - helps you link different memories together, contributing to an evolved problem-solving skill.
PROSSIONI - Your Wellness, Our Priority
As human beings, we spend more than two hundred thousand hours asleep. This number is equivalent to almost one-third of an average lifetime. Hence, the creation of your own oasis of tranquility is not only an indulgence, it’s an investment in your mental well-being.
At PROSSIONI®, we believe every thread and every fiber counts in our bedding. When crafting the fabrics we aim to embody the feeling of true luxury yet at affordable prices. The selection of materials is always our highest priority and through a variety of choices, PROSSIONI® bedding is made to meet a range of personal preferences. For those who tend to feel a bit humid during the night, we present the Grand Hotel Percale - a weave laying the ground for a soothing and crisp sleeping experience. Similarly, our Beach House Linen provides an airy and comfortable sensation all night long, even at the warmest of nights. If you on the other hand tend to be a bit chilly at night, our Boutique Hotel Sateen gives a luxurious silky-smooth feel keeping your body temperature at a comfortable level all night.
Combining technology and premium quality, PROSSIONI® pioneers the use of cutting-edge NordShield® Crisp™ technology — a textile treatment that creates an invisible layer on the fabric that hinders the growth of bacteria and reduces odor, keeping your textiles fresh for longer. Moreover, NordShield® Crisp™ is tested by the independent dermatological institute Dermatest® for the maximum possible confidence when it comes to products for your skin. Working exclusively with GOTS-certified cotton, we are proud to guarantee that the textile production has been crafted with authorized chemicals, through fair working conditions, and that environmental aspects have been prioritized. Carrying Fairtrade organic cotton as our staple material, the fabric that is being used is grown in a sustainable manner and with ethical conditions for the farmers.
With the approach of Mental Health Day 2023, let this occasion serve as a gentle reminder that your mental wellness is an ongoing journey in need of perpetual nurture and consideration. As we join the global conversation around mental wellness, we invite you to reimagine your nights together with PROSSIONI®, unlocking a new level of serenity and self-care.