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Wishing you a good night sleep...

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. More than 30% of people worldwide aged 40 and above, experience sleep disorders. Poor sleep is one of the first signs of excessive stress. 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.
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Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa
5
Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, Italy
At the stylish Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, every aspect is seamlessly managed, allowing you to focus solely on taking care of yourself.
9 Reviews
Almar Giardino di Costanza
5
Almar Giardino di Costanza, Italy
Almar Giardino di Costanza Resort in Sicily is a wonderful destination to discover and initiate a new healthy lifestyle—a truly fantastic healing experience.
3 Reviews
Annabelle
5
Annabelle, Cyprus
The 5-star Annabelle Hotel invites guests to experience the genuine warmth of Cypriot hospitality, the captivating beauty of nature, and ultimate relaxation at the Ouranos Wellbeing Spa, among other delightful experiences.
2 Reviews
Almyra
5
Almyra, Cyprus
Breath-taking design hotel on the Paphos coast. Relax like royalty in the adults-only spa looking out over the Mediterranean Sea.
21 Reviews
Revivo Wellness Resort
5
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort, Bali (Indonesia)
Excellent service and extremely professional holistic programmes based on Balinese traditions. A beautiful and intimate retreat in green surroundings creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.
10 Reviews
Palazzo di Varignana
4
Palazzo di Varignana, Italy
Experience 'La Dolce Vita' at this elegant Italian estate, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The award-winning spa, named 'Best Italian Spa 2020,' makes it an ideal spot for both short getaways and extended wellness stays.
4 Reviews
Six Senses Ibiza
5
Six Senses Ibiza, Balearic Islands
A brand new, luxurious, five-star plus hotel of the Six Senses chain in sun-drenched Ibiza. The ideal place for a spiritual wellness experience, but also for a super advanced health boost.
5 Reviews
Six Senses Zighy Bay
5
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Luxury at its highest, Six Senses Zighy Bay stands out with numerous facilities, unparalleled service, and delightful cuisine, making it an ideal resort for both those seeking a wellness retreat and holidaymakers.
4 Reviews
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
5
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Sri Lanka
Experience the allure of a tropical island coupled with the luxurious 5-star wellness offered by Anantara Resorts.
8 Reviews
Absolute Sanctuary
4
Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand
This stunning boutique wellness hotel, with its Mediterranean-inspired architecture, is a true paradise for yoga, detox, fitness, and Pilates enthusiasts. It is located on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand.
18 Reviews
Six Senses Vana
5
Six Senses Vana, India
Six Senses Vana is an international ashram, luxury wellbeing retreat and a world-class blissful sanctuary. A spiritual spot in which to reconnect with your deepest self through a fully customised programme.
2 Reviews
Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
5
Marbella Club, Golf Resort & Spa, Spain
Relax & Unwind in this Wellness and Luxury Spa resort at the iconic and high society beach resort in Marbella for some exclusive me-time.
4 Reviews
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
5
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Italy
Lefay Resort & Spa specializes in addressing typically Western issues such as stress and obesity through a classical Chinese medicine approach.
26 Reviews
Longevity Medical & Health Hotel
5
Longevity Medical & Health Hotel, Portugal
Longevity Health & Medical Hotel is an adults-only Destination Spa with a state-of-the-art wellness centre for preventative, medical and holistic wellbeing programmes in the heart of the Algarve.
16 Reviews
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
5
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand
An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced.
147 Reviews
Ananda in the Himalayas
5
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Ananda in the Himalayas redefines the wellness experience, standing out as one of the premier destination spas globally. With a commitment to excellence, this retreat promises nothing but the finest in wellness and rejuvenation.
24 Reviews
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat
5
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat, Italy
A 5 stars Small Luxury Hotel with prize-winning medical wellness centre (named winning Longevity and Beauty Centre). At Villa Eden The Leading Park Retreat, a truly personal approach goes hand-in-hand with excellent expert knowledge.
6 Reviews
SHA Wellness Clinic
5
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic seamlessly blends Eastern philosophies with Western perspectives on health and well-being within its luxurious and modern setting.
36 Reviews
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Why is sleep so important

‘Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day’ —Matthew Walker  

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:

  • Restores and rejuvenates the body: During sleep, the body repairs and restores itself. This includes repairing tissues, synthesizing hormones and neurotransmitters, and strengthening the immune system. 
  • Improves cognitive function: Sleep helps consolidate memories and learning, and helps the brain process and make sense of information learned during the day. 
  • Regulates mood and emotions: Getting enough sleep can help regulate mood and emotions, while sleep deprivation can lead to irritability, mood swings, and increased anxiety and depression. 
  • Maintains physical health: Sleep helps regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, and other metabolic functions. Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to a number of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. 
  •  Increases productivity and performance: Getting enough sleep can improve concentration, productivity, and performance, while sleep deprivation can impair these abilities. 

Sleep is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health, as well as for optimal cognitive function and productivity. 

What Happens when you experience sleep disorders 

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

What to expect from a sleep program?

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.

  • Relaxation techniques: These may include techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness meditation, which can help calm the mind and promote relaxation before bed. 
  • Educational workshops: providing information on healthy sleep habits and lifestyle factors that can impact sleep, such as diet, exercise and stress management. 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I): This is a type of therapy that focuses on changing negative thoughts and behaviors that can interfere with sleep. 
  • Sleep tracking and monitoring: This may involve the use of wearable devices or apps that track sleep patterns and provide feedback on sleep quality and quantity. 
  • Light therapy: This involves exposure to bright light in the morning or evening to regulate the body's natural sleep-wake cycle. 

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.

Can exercise help you sleep?  

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:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety: Exercise is known to reduce stress and anxiety. By reducing stress and anxiety, exercise can help individuals fall asleep more easily and experience more restful sleep. 
  • Prepares relaxation: Certain types of exercise, such as yoga or stretching, can promote relaxation and help prepare the body for sleep. 
  • Increases energy: Exercise can help increase energy, which can lead to feeling more tired and ready for sleep at night. 
  • Regulates circadian rhythms: Regular exercise can help regulate the body's circadian rhythms, which are the internal biological processes that govern the sleep-wake cycle. 
  • Improves overall health: Exercise has numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, all of which can impact sleep. 

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.