In honour of Earth Day coming up soon, I thought it would be a good idea to just touch on the making of the fabric that we use here at Nightire, called bamboo. You might have heard of bamboo's temperature regulating or super soft properties, but did you know this lovely plant is also sustainably sourced and vegan?
Do you find yourself struggling to nod off at night, and that stresses you out, then you really struggle to fall asleep, which makes you over-tired and even more stressed? You're not alone. We dive into this topic for #stressawarenessmonth
In honour of International Sleep Week coming up soon, I wanted to touch on a few tips and tricks that I've implemented in my daily routine that's helped with my sleep quality and quantity so much & share it with you here today so that hopefully you'll also be able to up the ante on your snooze.
If you're not new to our neck of the woods, you probably know that all Nightire Pjs are made of 100% organic bamboo - so it's clearly a plant that we really love. When we found out about anther really cool use for bamboo, in the form of water - thanks to the fact that we stumbled across Juno Bamboo Water a while ago - we wanted to share a bit more about the health benefits of drinking bamboo water.
A couple of months ago I reached out to my favourite blogger (and podcaster) Grace Atwood. I sent her a set of Nightire's uber popular clementine pajamas to try. She posted them to her instagram story along with a promo code and folks went nuts for it. So I asked her if she'd like to design a collaborative range with me...
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! During these tough times, self-care couldn’t be more important! We’ve curated a list a goodies from fav local brands so you can not only feel really good about yourself but also feel really good about supporting local businesses.
Do you often find yourself lying in bed, eyes closed and ready for a good snooze, but for someone reason you have a hard time nodding off? We totally get it! The culprit might be a super stressful day that's lying ahead for you come morning, or pesky noises coming from the neighbours' flat, or you're struggling to digest a big meal so don't feel the most comfortable. Whatever the reason, we’ve compiled a list of techniques you can use to help get a good night’s sleep.
Do you sometimes wake up minutes before your alarm is due to go off? You can thank your circadian rhythm for that! Circadian rhythms are the body’s 24-hour cycle internal clock that carry out essential functions such as digestion, hormone regulation and, last but not least, sleep.
Seeing as I'm not a mum (just yet), I've always been a bit in the dark when it comes to what the relationship with sleep is if you are a mum of tiny humans that have very different circadian rhythms (and, at the start of their lives, no circadian rhythms at all) to you. So, I asked my friend Emma Whiley - who is a copywriter extraordinaire - to weigh in on this topic.
Did you know roughly 30 percent of the general population suffers from some form of sleep disruption and 10 percent suffer from insomnia? In these not so certain times, it can be more and more difficult to get a good night’s sleep. One thing that is for certain, we’ve got some tips to help you sort sleeping problems by creating the ultimate sleep environment!
We're SO excited to be bringing back a golden oldies blog series from the good ol'days, where we chat to friends of Nightire about their bedroom design aesthetic, and peek into their lives at home. One of our nearest and dearest, the woman behind many of the beautiful photos you will see on the Nightire website, is expecting mom and ace photographer Nkima de Faria
Stress, we can’t seem to escape it, and often see it as a part of the 24/7 always on culture we live in. The unprecedented times we are now living in is exacerbating this stress and the associated impact on both anxiety and our mental health.
We all know that sleep is a very welcome daily ‘time out’ from the stress and busyness of the day. So, how ironic that our lives are now so busy that we are sleeping less and less (about 90 minutes less than in the, say, 1920’s) and thus getting less and less of a time-out from the stress and busyness.
This summer has been filled with hot days and even hotter nights. The hot days? We love them, right? The nights, however, can sometimes mean we struggle to fall or stay asleep as our bedroom starts resembling a roasting tin. So! We’ve rounded up a few tips on how to tackle that hot and bothered feeling when you’re after a good snooze.
It's tough to know what to believe when it comes to coffee nowadays. Some health gurus are telling us that coffee is terrible for our health and that we should avoid it at all costs. Others can’t stop punting it as a health food or even a superfood that is packed with all sorts of beneficial antioxidants and phytochemicals that give us energy and help us perform better.
A recent study shared in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society says naps are GOOD – according to the research, folks who nap for 30-90 minutes have better word recall (a sign of good memory), decreased stress levels and healthier hearts.
It’s been a busy few weeks over here at Nightire HQ! We launched two gorgeous new prints for summer 2020 – perfect timing because with Corona running rampant globally and keeping many of us from actually venturing out much during these warm months, trendy yet comfy loungewear is just what the doctor ordered.
Pre Corona, I used to be a morning person. I used to wake up before my alarm, roll out of bed within a few minutes and hit the gym for an early a.m. training or pull my laptop close and start working straight away. I work from home so there was no pesky commute anyway.
Mental health is a hot topic right now – especially as we battle a global pandemic where many of us are feeling anxious and lonely in lockdown. Two mental health issues are thus getting the most PR (and for good reason): chronic lack of sleep and increasing feelings of loneliness (which keeps mounting despite a whole bunch of social media apps claiming to connect us).
Getting a good night’s sleep can be tough – you put on your Nightire PJ’s, turn off all your screens, but your racing mind after a busy day and the anxiety of daily life still makes it tough for even the best sleepers to get to sleep and stay asleep. Does this sound like you? If it does, you would normally go see your doctor and get a prescription for sleeping pills. But many looking for a natural alternative have turned to CBD, an ingredient in cannabis, to help fight their insomnia.
A few exciting developments are on the cards for Nightire (and I can't wait to share a bit more with you all real soon re these exciting developments). For now, let's just say the Urban Sleepwear Co is morphing into the Urban Sleep Co - and we'll be expanding our product offering in the next few months from just pyjamas and sleep accessories to adding bedding, sleep supplements, candles and more.
Sleepwear worn as daywear has been touted by many as this year’s trendy look du jour - with many an A-lister and influencer donning their nightwear for a foray out during the day. Well, we are now taking this trend one step further. Proving that bamboo threads are best for all kinds of weather, situations and occasions, Nightire has teamed up with marathon runner Jennifer Graham to kit her out in pyjamas for this year's London Marathon.
We've got a super exciting collaboration with new London-based skincare brand Freya & Bailey in the pipeline (if you have been wondering what to get your beloved mum for Mother's Day, wait for it). So in the lead-up, we chatted to founder Abbie about how she came to create this natural, anti-pollution range.
With the big V-day around the corner and heart-shaped balloons and overpriced roses hounding us from every shop window, we thought we'd rather celebrate the act of staying in with your best friends for a movie marathon of the most romantic flicks, complete with home-made popcorn, G&T's, a mound of blankets and of course clad in your favourite set of pyjamas.
We've all heard the standard answer - eight hours. But almost none of us manage to actually ever clock this. Let alone seven. So where does that seemingly artbitrary figure come from – and do we need to be worried if we don’t hit it?
Bamboo is the softest fabric you will ever lay your head on. It’s anti-microbial and hypoallergenic, as well as thermo-regulating, which means it’ll keep your head cool in summer and warm in winter. It’s also sweat-wicking, smoother than cotton, and wrinkle-resistant. The trifecta for sleek, plump skin and hair come morning.
Yawning is a contagious and uncontrollable urge that we all get multiple times a day (and sometimes at the most inconvenient of times, like in important meetings or a yoga class). So we investigated where this strange yet common bodily function comes from.
I recently had the good fortune of e-meeting the founder of Sleep Well Milk (a drink that you can sip before bed to help you snooze more easily). Here's what Sam Watts, one half of the founding couple, had to say about her small business life, the delicious milk and their family bedtime routines.
You've probably heard of the sleep buzzwords “REM” and “slow wave”, but what exactly do they mean for our sleep quality? To feel refreshed in the morning, you need to cycle through all stages of sleep several times throughout the night without interruption. So it might be quite beneficial to know exactly what those stages are.
Sleep can be broken up into two basic types: REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, and non-REM sleep, which is further broken up into three separate stages. Both are associated with specific brain wave activity, and serve different functions for the brain and the body.
After many months of agonizing over design details, patterns and prints - the second Nightire range is here and it's all about celebrating the days of languid barbeques, ice creams on the beach and long afternoon naps. Summer holidays are usually a highlight in the year for most folks and an ace time to relax, reboot and spend quality time with the people you love. So we're betting that when you slip into your new Nightire sleepwear, it will evoke the same feeling of happiness as a day by the sea. No matter the weather (however dreary) outside.