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Back-to-School Stress Management

by Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.  The last weeks of summer vacation are beginning to wind down, and as advertisers “back-to-school” campaigns are in full-effect, a sense of excitement, nervousness, and stress begins to arise in both parents and children alike. As the whole family makes the transition from a care-free summer lifestyle into the more regimented and scheduled back-to-school mode, a variety of stressors reemerge to plague everyone in the family. Here are a few tips to begin the back-to-school season with a smooth start: Listen & Watch Most adults can recognize when they are feeling anxious or stressed.  It is important as a parent to recognize the signs of stress in teens and children.  Common signals can include difficulty sleeping, headaches,...

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The Importance of Taking Vacation Time to De-Stress and Recharge

To avoid the negative effects of chronic stress and burnout, we need time to replenish and return to our pre-stress level of functioning. This recovery process requires “switching off” from work by having periods of time when you are neither engaging in work-related activities, nor thinking about work. It is critical that you disconnect from time to time, in a way that fits your needs and preferences.

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Introducing Gravity's New Product: The Aromatherapy Pillow

Aside from our commitment to the highest quality products, what has always made Gravity different is our constant pursuit of sleep innovation. We've never aspired to be just a weighted blanket company -- instead, we've always thought of ourselves as a sleep and wellness brand, working to develop science-based sleep products.With that mission in mind, we've spent the last year working hard to develop another product that we hope will help our community of sleepers get the quality rest and relaxation they deserve.Introducing the “Gravity Aromatherapy Pillow” - an ultra comfy, shredded memory foam pillow with a patent-pending lavender diffusing system to help gently lull you to sleep. So what is the "Aromatherapy Pillow” exactly? Here are the deets: Premium...

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An Insomniac's Guide to Sleep: How Self-talk and a Few Small Changes Can Help you Break the Cycle

If there’s one thing the health community has taught us over the last few years, it’s that sleep is of the utmost importance to our physical and mental well-being. We now know that sleep improves short-term memory, aids in muscle recovery, and has generally been linked to reduced incidence of certain chronic diseases.   With so much emphasis on the importance of sleep, though, we've put ourselves in a strange predicament -- sleep is something that's far harder to control than diet or exercise, and what happens when it doesn’t come easily? So begins the vicious cycle of insomnia. We know we need sleep for optimal health, but when we go through periods of sleeplessness, we stress about not being able...

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