Sleep Glorious Sleep

With a busy schedule it is often very easy to forget about even the most basic method of self-care, sleep. Staying up late to meet deadlines, getting sucked into a new series on Netflix or just getting into a bad evening routine; missing out on much needed sleep can have detrimental effects on your mental and physical health.

The recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult is at least seven hours, with most people not needing any more than eight hours in bed to be well rested. Keeping a routine can be extremely beneficial, going to bed and getting up at the same time every day, yes, this includes weekends. Being consistent reinforces your body’s sleep-wake cycle and makes Monday mornings a lot less painful.

5 Reasons Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Important

1) Boosts Immune Function
Studies have shown that even a small loss of sleep can reduce your immune functions. People who sleep less than 7 hrs a night are nearly 3 times more likely to develop a cold than those who sleep 8 hrs or more.

2) Stay At A Healthy Weight
lack of sleep has been shown to disrupt the daily fluctuations in appetite hormones. As a result, when you are sleep deprived you are prone to having a bigger appetite and eating more calories.
A poor night’s sleep can also triggers markers of inflammation in your body and cell damage.

3) Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease
Studies have shown that people who do not get enough sleep are far more likely to experience heart issues than those individuals who get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night.

4) Improved Concentration & Bain Activity
A good night of sleep can maximize concentration, problem solving skills and productivity, while poor sleep has been shown to impair brain function. A short night of sleep can negatively impact some aspects of your brain function to the same degree as alcohol intoxication.

5) Reduce Stress and Improve Your Mood
Sleep and mood are closely connected; poor or inadequate sleep can cause irritability and stress, while healthy sleep can enhance well-being. During a study subjects who were limited to only 4.5 hours of sleep a night for one week reported feeling more stressed, angry, sad, and mentally exhausted.

Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to get good-quality sleep on a regular schedule so you feel rested when you wake up.
If you often have trouble sleeping — or if you often still feel tired after sleeping — talk with your doctor.

Pineapple Support to Host Panel for Platforms at TES

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health non-profit, will attend the TES Affiliate Conference in Cascais, Portugal this week, where it will host a discussion about how the community can better support adult content creators.

 

The discussion, “Sane, Secure, Sexy?” will take place on Friday, February 24th. Representing the organization at the conference and hosting the discussion will be Leya Tanit, founder and CEO of Pineapple Support, Michelle Marriott, Community Outreach Chair of Pineapple Support, and Andra Chirnogeanu, Head of Business Communication of Stripchat.

“We are going to have a very frank and open discussion about how we can help content creators feel supported and appreciated by the platforms they use, as well as by the industry as a whole,”

“We are going to have a very frank and open discussion about how we can help content creators feel supported and appreciated by the platforms they use, as well as by the industry as a whole,” says Tanit. “We need to make sure that those who work in front of and behind the camera feel confident and supported when confronted with difficult situations. Together we can create a more sustainable and attractive adult industry.”

 

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 8,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

 

The discussion, “Sane, Secure, Sexy?” will take place on Friday, February 24 at 11AM. Additional details and the full schedule of events during the TES Affiliate Conference can be found by visiting tesaffiliateconferences.com/schedule.

 

Anyone that would like to speak with a member of the Pineapple Support team during the TES Affiliate Conference should email contact@pineapplesupport.org to arrange an appointment.

Pineapple Support Unveils Exclusive Benefits for Members of Pineapples United

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health non-profit, is now providing exclusive benefits to members of their adult industry support club, Pineapples United. For supporting the organization for as little as $10/month, members of Pineapples United will receive a range of discounts for products and services from its partners, specifically for adult performers.

 

  • 15% off adult novelties, games, and sexual wellness products from The White Unicorn
  • $10 discount to get tested with CLEAR
  • 3 months of free hosting and 25% off with MojoHost
  • 10% off social media management, social media strategy, social engineering, and consulting with 7Veils.
  • 10% off subscription services to legal adult industry resources from Adult.law
  • 20% off all lubricants and intimate products from Sliquid
  • 15% off branding and boudoir sessions from Casey Jade Photography

 

The list of perks will expand as new partner deals are added.

“Community is an integral part of the adult industry and we know that caring for our community is as important to you as it is to us,”

“Community is an integral part of the adult industry and we know that caring for our community is as important to you as it is to us,” says Leya Tanit, founder, and CEO of Pineapple Support. “When you join Pineapples United, you help sustain the work we do. That’s why we’ve worked with our partners to thank you for that support by extending exclusive benefits. By joining Pineapples United, you will also be invited to join us at regular meetings and have your voice and opinions heard, helping us to provide the best possible support and resources.”

 

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has connected over 8,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

 

Various Pineapples United membership packages are available to anyone in the adult industry that wishes to contribute a monthly subscription, beginning from as little as $10 per month. To learn more about becoming a member, please visit Pineapplesupport.org/Pineapples-United. If you have a business and want to become an official sponsor of Pineapple Support, please visit Pineapplesupport.org/Sponsorship.

Pineapple Support To Launch Autism Support Group

 

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, will host a free, online support group with a focus on living with autism in the adult industry, sponsored by Chaturbate. The 6-week support group, “Sex Work on the Spectrum” will be led by Pineapple therapist Rachael Wells and will begin on Tuesday, February 21st at 5pm EST.

“Living with autism and being in the adult industry can provide amazing opportunities and additionally, at times, a sense of othering from the world,” says Pineapple therapist Rachael Wells. “Stimming, existing autistically, discussing the ups and downs of society and its relation to autism will all be covered.”

 

Pineapple Support was founded by British performer Leya Tanit in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 8,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

 

“Living on the autistic spectrum as a sex worker can present a unique set of challenges, which can be difficult to navigate alone,” says Tanit. “Supporting each other within the community, as well as gaining a deeper understanding can help to remove some of the shame and disconnection around living with autism. Together, we’ll validate, uplift, and celebrate autistic joy as sex workers, guided by talented autistic therapist Rachael Wells.”

 

The six-week “Sex Work on the Spectrum” support group begins on Tuesday, February 21st at 5pm EST. Sessions will last for around one hour and will take place online each Tuesday at the same time until March 28th. For more information about this support group and to reserve a place, visit pineapplesupport.org/support-groups.