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The Lay Low

Hey there! Welcome to the Lay Low blog—your source for tips, tools and advice on how to ease yourself
into a naturally restful, JOMO-full, eco-friendly lifestyle. Embrace the beauty of the Bearaby way!

Bearaby x West Elm New Napper Colors in store

NOT DOING THINGS 5 minute read Bearaby has teamed up with West Elm for two reasons. One, we share the same values. Sustainability, social responsibility, innovative design, and a dedication...

Bearaby x West Elm New Napper Colors in store

How Bearaby is a Zero Waste Company

HUGGING THE PLANET 5 minute read It’s safe to say we’re in a committed relationship with the environment. Not only do we reduce the amount of waste that goes out...

How Bearaby is a Zero Waste Company

Weighted Blanket Gift Giving Occassions

NOT DOING THINGS 5 minute read Sometimes, the best gift you can give is the one of relaxation. Life is hard, and we all need to slow down and take...

Weighted Blanket Gift Giving Occassions

Top 3 Benefits of Weighted Blankets

There are many benefits to using a weighted blanket, ranging from improved sleep to calming down an anxious mind. Weighted blankets are like a warm hug for your whole body, and they also have health benefits that are backed by science.

Top 3 Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Weighted Blankets Are So Hot Right Now (And Breathable)!

Are you a bed sweater? Do you buy new sheets every few months because you sweat the bed so much it stains? Or do you kick off the covers in a heated rage?

Weighted Blankets Are So Hot Right Now (And Breathable)!

How Long Until Your Body Adapts To Sleeping Under Weight

Dreaming of sleeping under a weighted blanket but not sure how long it will take to work? Whether you still need a few days to sleep on it or are already sleeping under it, we’re here to give you the rundown. 

How Long Until Your Body Adapts To Sleeping Under Weight

How to Wash Your Weighted Blanket

Woohoo, you are now the proud owner of a weighted blanket! We’re so glad you made the leap towards feeling better and better sleep. Now that you’ve got a good few weeks of coziness and sleeping well under your belt, it may be just about time to think about washing it. 

How to Wash Your Weighted Blanket

What to Know Before Buying a Weighted Blanket

The sleep industry is abuzz these days and for good reason—increasingly stressful weeks call for a comparable amount of blissful ZZZ’s. 

What to Know Before Buying a Weighted Blanket

Top 7 Interesting Facts About Weighted Blankets

Science and medical research has proven weighted blankets are more than a “millennial fad”. Yep, they’re here to stay. While the main benefits of weighted blankets are fairly well-known, there’s a lot more to the extra-heavy, oh-so-cozy blankets than you may realize. 

Top 7 Interesting Facts About Weighted Blankets

How Do Weighted Blankets Work?

Well, the science is actually pretty simple! In a nutshell, the extra pressure that a weighted blanket puts on your body helps to produce more of your relaxation and sleep-promoting hormones, which can reduce anxiety, lessen pain, and help with insomnia.

How Do Weighted Blankets Work?

8 Things You Might Not Know About Koalas

You may know koalas for their cute, fuzzy ears and their status as one of Australia’s favorite animals. But, koalas have a lot more to them! It’s time we learned all that we can about the koala, as their habitats are currently under threat. 

8 Things You Might Not Know About Koalas

Who Napped it Best?

Though they may always look glamorous when you see them on the big screen or scrolling through your Instagram feed, the truth is, being famous can be downright exhausting. And sleep isn’t always a number one priority. 

Who Napped it Best?

What are the Best Nap Techniques?

Naps help keep us healthy (and from nodding off at our workstation). Unfortunately, it isn’t for everyone. Learning how to take one takes practice. But fret not, these tips, tools, and advice will make you a nap-happy person in no time.

What are the Best Nap Techniques?

Hugging Strangers and 8 Other Ways to Spread Kindness

As World Kindness Day approaches (mark your calendars for November 13th!), it’s time to think about ways you can make a positive mark on this planet. 

Hugging Strangers and 8 Other Ways  to Spread Kindness

7 Ways to Start Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle

Plastic is by no means fantastic. As the health of the environment is climbing to the top of everyone’s minds, you may be wondering how to go about living a zero waste lifestyle.

7 Ways to Start Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle

Can a Weighted Blanket Help me Sleep Better?

We all know the feeling of not being able to fall asleep at night. Whether it’s restless tossing and turning or the inability to shut your brain off, having trouble getting sleep plays an enormous role in how we feel and function.

Can a Weighted Blanket Help me Sleep Better?

Can I Use My Weighted Blanket with My Pet?

You know your pet better than anyone else. You’ve probably dubbed him or her the “cutest in the world” and you probably talk to them in that high-pitched baby voice when they greet you at the door.

Can I Use My Weighted  Blanket with My Pet?

Top 10 Historic Hugs

You love a good hug. We know you do, because we all do.

Top 10 Historic Hugs

How Heavy Should a Weighted Blanket Be?

Okay, so you’ve done the research and you’ve decided that you’re in the market for a weighted blanket. 

How Heavy Should a Weighted Blanket Be?

The Art of Staying in All Weekend

When Friday afternoon rolls around and you’ve had one of those weeks that seemed like it lasted a month, sometimes all you want to do is stay in and hibernate for two days (we get it!). 

The Art of Staying in All Weekend

How to Nap it Best?

Nothing beats the feeling of catching some extra ZZZ’s, and that’s why we sometimes do it whenever and wherever we can. This is especially true if you’ve got a busy schedule and mounting sleep debt. 

How to Nap it Best?

Do Power Naps Really Work?

It’s 2 o’clock on a Tuesday afternoon, and you’re exhausted. Should you go for that third cup of coee to make it through the workday? Or should you take a quick snooze to reset and recharge? 

Do Power Naps Really Work?