How to fall asleep in just 2 minutes

How to fall asleep in just 2 minutes

Sound too good to be true? This life changing sleep technique focuses on muscle relaxation, breathing, and mental visualisation. It was apparently developed by the US military to help its soldiers get to sleep faster anytime, anywhere, even in uncomfortable situations, so they could be more alert the following day. But the technique will also work for the rest of us, tucked up in our comfy beds...
A simple DIY sleep hygiene protocol

A simple DIY sleep hygiene protocol

What exactly is a sleep hygiene protocol? The term sounds highly technical, but it simply means establishing some habits to optimise the length and quality of your sleep.
How to care for your silk pillowcase

How to care for your silk pillowcase Hyoumankind Founder Stephanie Wyborn, Auckland

If you already sleep on a silk pillowcase, you’ll know just what a sound investment in yourself this little luxury is. With silk, every sleep becomes beauty sleep – you’re reducing bed head, relieving stress and pressure on delicate skin, and getting more from your nightly skincare regime.
The Magic of Better Sleep

The Magic of Better Sleep Christina Holopainen, Maruia River Retreat

This summer, all guests will sleep on Hyoumankind Go Pillows with silk pillowcases when they stay at Maruia River Retreat, so we thought we'd re-share a few practical tips from Cristina, yoga teacher and owner, to optimise and experience the magic of better sleep.
How sleep affects your hormones

How sleep affects your hormones Hyoumankind Founder Stephanie Wyborn, Auckland

Sleep deprivation throws hormone levels out of balance, which in turn causes more sleep deprivation. Getting enough sleep is vital, not just for your short-term energy levels but for the normal function of these important hormones.
Setting good sleep habits

Setting good sleep habits

As Aristotle said, ‘we are what we repeatedly do'. In a sense, it’s our habits that shape our lives, and ourselves, more than anything else. Given what we know about the incredible role sleep plays in our lives, setting and maintaining healthy sleep habits can have far reaching positive benefits every day. 
8 hot tips for a cooler night's sleep

8 hot tips for a cooler night's sleep

When it's hot and sticky, it can be a bit of a challenge to fall asleep. Perhaps you have a particularly warm apartment, a west facing upstairs bedroom or a sleep partner who’s simply hot-blooded all year round. Read our 8 hot tips for a cooler night's sleep.
Our team picks their favourite sleep tech

Our team picks their favourite sleep tech

In this blue-lit, always on era, a lot of (very sound) sleep advice is about finding ways to avoid technology around bedtime to ensure a better night’s sleep. And it’s true that sleep is increasingly impacted by most things digital. But what about technologies, inventions and innovations that can actually help us improve our sleep?
Rest Easy — A Q&A with Hyoumankind Founder Steph for Remix Magazine

Rest Easy — A Q&A with Hyoumankind Founder Steph for Remix Magazine

Hyoumankind understand that in our ‘always on’ modern world, we grab sleep where and when we can. Helene Ravlich from Remix Magazine talks to Steph to find out a little more about what makes the innovative company tick.
The Power (of) Naps

The Power (of) Naps

Experts agree that taking a refreshing nap can do everything from boosting your memory, to enhancing your creativity, and even help you deal with stress.
Steph’s supportive sleep ritual

Steph’s supportive sleep ritual

Hyoumankind founder Steph has spent the last decade not just developing more comfortable, supportive ergonomic pillows, but also fine-tuning her own sleep habits. 
Sleep efficiency: how to get quantity and quality

Sleep efficiency: how to get quantity and quality

Are you sometimes wide awake wondering if the time you spend in bed can count towards your sleep time?
Can sleep give you a creative edge?

Can sleep give you a creative edge?

It does seem that getting a creative edge is something you can do with your eyes closed...
Banish blue light, for a better night's sleep

Banish blue light, for a better night's sleep

Our circadian rhythm is guided by the natural light of the sun and moon. But in the 21st century, we’ve created 24 hours of unnatural daylight. These artificial light sources are a major contributor to sleep disruption. Here’s your checklist for banishing blue light at night.
Does your sleep position matter?

Does your sleep position matter?

Consider this: you spend about one-third of your life asleep. It makes sense that all this time spent in just a few of your most comfortable or habitual sleep postures would greatly influence health and wellbeing. 
How to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary

How to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary

Most of the rooms in your home are full of hustle-and-bustle —the living room is ready for a party, the kitchen is full of people, warmth and activity, and the bathroom feels like Grand Central Station on weekday mornings.
How to stress less and sleep better

How to stress less and sleep better

The relationship between stress and sleep is both simple and complex. Simple because it’s easy to see how an imbalance of the two can create a vicious cycle. And complex, because the hormones involved in both stress and sleep affect many other biological conditions and processes, including mood, cognition, and weight control.
The power of sleep to protect immunity

The power of sleep to protect immunity

A number of studies have shown that sleep can help you fight off an infection, while sleep-disrupting conditions like chronic stress can make you susceptible to getting sick.
A guide to Back Sleeping

A guide to Back Sleeping

It takes time to settle into new habits, especially with something as personal as sleep. We recommend slowly introducing back sleeping into your lifestyle. Start by introducing the pillow for just a short time each night and slowly build yourself up to longer periods. Sleeping on your back with your knees raised can be more comfortable for some. Try using the Boost Pillow or...
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