When we sleep, our body recovers and recharges its internal battery. The brain rests at night, processing our experiences, feelings and emotions. A good night’s sleep ensures that both body and mind can do their jobs during the day. Which is precisely why sleep is so essential. And is also why numerous health and wellness resorts offer dedicated sleep enhancement programmes.
Sleep is important for a number of reasons. Here are a few:
Sleep is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health, as well as for optimal cognitive function and productivity.
More than 30% of people worldwide aged 40 and above, experience sleep disorders. Poor sleep is one of the first signs of excessive stress. it could be caused by a particularly hectic period, working too hard for too long, a significant event, problems, emotional imbalance...Stress causes cortisol levels to rise, making sleeping difficult. It also causes sleep to be lighter and shorter. Women going through the menopause can also suffer from sleep issues: there is a fall in progesterone – a relaxation hormone – which can lead to poorer quality sleep at night. Lastly, environmental factors also play a role. Looking at a computer or the TV shortly before going to bed is not conducive to sleep. Nor is going to bed too late or going to bed at irregular times. Drinking coffee or alcohol late in the evening should also be avoided. Read the blog about How to create better sleep
With disengagement and relaxation as lost concepts today, sleep deprivation is rising to be the next emotional challenge for humans. A thorough research on the emotional, mental and physical reasons contributing to the rapidly growing inability to sleep, resulted in the growth of health and wellbeing hotels and resorts that offer sleep enhancement programs. The emotional healing aspect addresses sleep issues through working on the subconscious mind and provides clients with tools to decompress daily. The goal of those programs is to teach traditional mindfulness methods that help handle sleep disturbances in an effective and sustainable way.
A sleep enhancement program is a set of techniques, treatments and holistic therapies designed to improve the quality and quantity of sleep. Calming rituals and yoga, acupuncture, foot reflexology, massages, traditional Chinese medicine, exercise, coaching, meditation etc. These programs are offered in our Health Resorts and can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
We listed some components of sleep enhancement programs. Every health resort offers different programs and different components, which you can see on the inclusive part of each hotel.
Sleep enhancement programs aim to address the underlying factors that can contribute to poor sleep, and provide individuals with the tools and strategies they need to improve their sleep and overall health.
Absolutely. And if you’ve never experienced that immediate sleep-inducing exhaustion one might experience after a day of hiking or an intensive boot camp class, there’s a ton of scientific research to back up this claim too. Exercise has a chemical effect on the brain. ‘Physical activity creates more adenosine in the brain, and adenosine makes us feel sleepy,’ says Winter. (Fun fact: Adenosine is the chemical that caffeine blocks to make you feel more alert.) ‘The harder we work out, the more driven we are by this chemical to sleep’. Engaging in regular physical activity or sports can be beneficial for sleep in several ways:
A side note: it is important to note that engaging in intense physical activity close to bedtime can have the opposite effect and disrupt sleep. It is generally recommended to finish exercising at least a few hours before bedtime to allow the body to wind down and prepare for sleep.