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Julie Westervelt

Sleep Crown
Founder
Austin
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.