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  • Writer's pictureTracy Miller

When Life Gets Heavy, Lighten it Up with a Laugh

The positive effects of laughter on sleep and our overall well-being

We know that sleep, exercise and a healthy diet are the staples for improving our personal well-being. But what is one aspect of wellness that is too often overlooked? Laughter!

Laughter is not only a mood booster, but when we laugh it also relaxes our body, improves our immune system, triggers the release of endorphins, protects our heart and even burns calories. It seems laughter really is the best medicine after all!

Science even backs up this theory. Professor Luke O’Neill at Trinity College has been studying what all goes into improving our immune system and overall well being.

“You can’t beat having a laugh!” said Prof. O’Neill.

In his research, a study done in 2003 asked people to watch a funny movie and measured their laughter. It found that people who scored high on the humor response scale actually had increased immune function.

“Good humor and laughter bring out natural killer cells, and that’s a de-stressor,” O’Neill said.

In addition to the physical benefits of a hearty laugh, frequent laughter also has endless positive benefits on our mental and emotional health. It can help us to shift perspective and also bring us closer to others. Laughing together strengthens relationships and relieves stress.

Haven’t felt like laughing much lately? Try getting some more positivity into your day by reading a good book, watching a funny movie, or making time to reconnect with good friends. Do not underestimate the power of a big smile and good hard laugh on our wellness and day-to-day feelings.

After a day filled with laughter and joy, destress and relax by laying your head down on the Polar Point Cool Touch Memory Pillow from Pottery Barn. The cool environment this pillow produces will help you to relax and fall asleep quicker. As warmer weather approaches, this pillow is a perfect option to cool you down to a deep sleep and keep you comfortable through the night. The AptiveCool™ memory fiber fill technology wicks moisture, prevents odors and bacteria-driven allergens in the fill, for fresh clean comfort. Innovative sleep surface helps balance temperature by absorbing and releasing a soothing cool touch as well as excess heat.

Laugh more and sleep better tonight so you can take on your day feeling recharged and refreshed tomorrow!

About Inventive Sleep® by Tracy Miller

Tracy Miller is a trusted inventor and innovator of dynamic, technology driven, and comfortable products for the home, and founder of Inventive Sleep™. Her engaging brands are found in millions of homes and hotels across the country. As a Sleep Products Innovator, Tracy is dedicated to helping people realize their dreams and goals starting with a great night’s sleep. Her reputation for combining proven and modern materials in everyday products including sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets and mattress pads, adds exciting new comfort and performance qualities consumers love to incorporate into their homes. Tracy is also the author of the weekly sleep blog Sleep Secrets and Inspirations. In it, she shares her expertise on materials research and design, and demystifies the sleep experience with an informative and fun-filled conversation on how sleep helps people with daily living, as well as some of her tips and tricks on picking your favorite products. For more information, visit Sleep Tonight. Create Tomorrow.™


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