FREE RETURNS + EXCHANGES

    The Cult Classics | Shop Best Sellers
    interviews 23 September 2021

    Lounging in Luxury with @FollowTheNap

    We caught up (and caught some z's) with possibly the world's first nap-time influencer, Alex Shannon (@followthenap).

    For those who haven't yet had the pleasure, what is @followthenap all about, and how did it come into being?

    @followthenap is an Instagram page that documents my sleep adventures all around the world. The idea itself actually came to me in a dream, but I’ve always been really passionate about quality sleep, particularly as I had a lot of sleep issues as a child.

    Lahgo Organic Pima


    How do you make a place feel like home while on the road? Or is the point that you're anywhere but home – and loving it?

    I love traveling to new places precisely because every experience is completely different. I always want to immerse myself in whatever’s local, so I try not to limit myself by expecting things to be what I’m used to at home. That said, there are a few creature comforts like my favorite PJs, sleep masks, and candles that I bring with me.
     

    When you are enjoying a home base, what does that look like to you?

    Generally, it’s all the things that I’ve collected from my travels that make a place feel like my home. I’m pretty minimalist in my design taste, but love having small things that remind me of all the amazing experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have.
     

    What role does clothing play in that journey and your state of mind? Do you make a conscious outfit switch induce a mentality switch?

    I think clothing definitely plays a huge role in how you feel, inside and out. Since a lot of us are working from home now, loungewear has become workwear, which I’m all for! When I actually have to dress up a little, I feel even more put-together than before, since my day-to-day reality is mostly sweats and PJs.

     

    Lahgo Washable Silk in the bath tub



    As possibly the world's first sleep influencer, how do you actually balance work and free time, when free time and work must often look so similar?

    I actually still work full-time so @followthenap is all in my free time. Thankfully I can work from anywhere, which makes things a little easier, but honestly a large portion of my free time is taken up creating content. I definitely underestimated the amount of time and effort it takes, but I enjoy every second of it!

     
    While men have certainly been pursuing luxurious lives for centuries, masculinity has become synonymous with hard work and 'toughness' for many. As someone who has clearly embraced the softer side of life – what does modern masculinity mean to you?

    For me, masculinity is about being comfortable with yourself, staying true to yourself, and embracing the elements of being that might be perceived as more feminine or at least, not traditionally masculine. I think having that balance is incredibly important in all aspects of life. It’s also about being mature enough to accept responsibility for yourself, have a level of self-awareness and own up to your mistakes.

     

    Lahgo Restore Pima



    What does self-care mean to you, and what role does it play in building a healthier, more modern form of masculinity?

    Self care to me simply means allowing yourself the time and space to be your best self, whether that looks like exercise, food, sleep or a full-on spa retreat. We’re bombarded by this idea that we should always be working with no days off and relentless productivity and it’s just not feasible, sustainable, or healthy. Self care isn’t selfish or a luxury, it’s a necessity.

    More from Lahgo Stories

    Music, Community, and Self-Care with Axel Mansoor
    interviews
    Music, Community, and Self-Care with Axel Mansoor
    Lahgo x AMASS: Talking Self-Care, Founder to Founder.
    interviews
    Lahgo x AMASS: Talking Self-Care, Founder to Founder.
    mask and tee
    Product Guides
    "Coronasomnia" – Optimizing Sleep with Lahgo & ASYSTEM
    cotton silk waffle henley
    Product Guides
    Get Cozy With The Fall Edit
    Robert in Lahgo Restore
    interviews
    Self-Care Season: A Fireside Chat
    Lahgo Self Care Humble Green
    product guides
    It's Self-Care Season
    Lahgo deep blue
    self care
    Watches. Whiskeys. It's Self-Care At Its Finest.
    Wedding Season
    Product Guides
    Wedding Season: Keep Your Cool
    Matthew and Abe
    interviews
    Diamonds are a Man’s Best Friend
    Lahgo Travel
    Product Guides
    Travel Is Back: How To Be At Home, Everywhere
    Nicholas and Family
    interviews
    Mindfulness & Masculinity with Nicholas Pratley

    We use cookies to personalize site content and ads. By clicking Accept and Close you consent to our use of cookies.

    Learn More

    Join the waitlist

    Enter your email to get notified when this product becomes available again.

    You’ll receive an email when this item is back in stock. Your data will not be shared with anyone.

    Thanks! We will notify you when this product becomes available!

    Free shipping on U.S. orders starts at $150

    Your bag is empty!

    Let us take care of that for you. 
Check out some of our best sellers.