Lifestyle + Wellness

Why You Need A Sleep Retreat

Can’t get up without hitting the snooze button? You’re not alone. With constant connectivity, we’re living life in a state of alert, making it hard to switch off for much-needed sleep. And, according to The Goodnight Co. founder Shea Morrison, it’s having a detrimental effect.

With the increased use of technology from phones and devices to laptops and living in a 24/7 society we are wired and tired. 

Sleep problems and insomnia are common issues for today’s busy generation, stemming from stressful working lives, anxiety and lack of exercise, which can have long term effects on our health and well-being. We have handpicked a range of our luxury wellness holidays which give you the perfect chance to return to your normal sleeping pattern and achieve deep relaxation. With key lifestyle consultations, helpful advice and indulgent spa treatments on offer, the benefits of our sleep retreats for sleep enhancement will continue even after you return home.

“Sleep retreats allow people the space to unplug and reconnect with themselves and our environment,” Shea says.

Health and Fitness Travel has carefully selected 3 of their best sleep retreats for sleeping well to give you the help you need to adjust your lifestyle and reach optimum well-being. Offering a range of holistic treatments, diagnostic techniques and tips to improve your sleep you will be sure to find the perfect wellness holiday to suit your individual needs.

Spain: SHA Sleep Well

Acupuncture at SHA Wellness Clinic

Offering the latest in Western diagnostic techniques and natural therapies, this first class wellness retreat provides an excellent range of personalised therapies and treatments to solve your individual wellness issues and improve sleeping habits. Through a series of expert consultations and holistic treatments, such as acupuncture and reflexology, your body will learn new ways to relax and return to a normal sleeping pattern. You will receive a personalised health plan on departure with diet and exercise advice, so you leave with an improved idea of how to permanently dispel your sleep disorder.

More information: View SHA Wellness Clinic

Thailand: Kamalaya Sleep Enhancement

Relaxing spa area at Kamalaya

Escape on a sleep enhancement programme to Kamalaya in Thailand to ensure a good night’s sleep and combat any specific wellness issues. Available as a 5, 7 or 9 night stay this specialist wellness holiday is designed help you de-stress and leave you with an enhanced and healthier lifestyle, which will eliminate any further sleep problems whilst on a luxury spa holiday. Benefit from advanced spa therapies and treatments at this luxury wellness retreat; such as Ayurveda, acupuncture and body analysis to assess your individual needs and personalised herbal remedies to alleviate your body’s imbalances.

More information: View Kamalaya

Italy: Lefay Sleep Well

Relax at Lefay Sleep Well

Learn new ways to relax and rejuvenate on a wellness holiday at Lefay in Italy. Improve your sleeping patterns as you are guided by the energy flow of Chinese medicine in a secluded retreat overlooking Lake Garda. Receive an initial consultation before learning ways to relieve stress on this luxury spa break, making use of the revitalising heat therapies, luxurious spa and fitness facilities. Combined with locally grown healthy cuisine, you are taken through a journey to better health and peaceful state of mind, ensuring you get a good night’s rest.

While you can make changes at home (the sleep retreat founder suggests banning devices in the bedroom and creating a night-time ritual, such as reading a book or turning on an oil diffuser) there are obvious benefits to leaving home.

“Because we often get stuck in the daily routine it is good to break the habit by going away and resetting.”

So switch that laptop for a teddy bear — it’s time to recapture those ZZZs with these retreats.

Extracted from Health and Fitness Travel and Escape.

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