The Benefits of a Sleep-Enhancement Retreat

The Benefits of a Sleep-Enhancement Retreat


Do you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep? Perhaps you’ve even found this blog via a google search in the small hours. A sleep retreat may offer the ideal solution to your problem. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of a sleep-enhancement retreat.


Do you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep? Perhaps you’ve even found this blog via a google search in the small hours. A sleep retreat may offer the ideal solution to your problem. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of a sleep-enhancement retreat.

Sleep disorders and insomnia are common issues for today's busy generation, stemming from stressful working lives, lack of exercise and smartphone addiction. As well as the inevitable feelings of lethargy and fatigue, regular sleep disturbance can result in long-term effects on health and wellbeing. If you suffer from insomnia or are stuck in a bad sleep cycle, a sleep-enhancement retreat can help you to improve your sleeping habits, which will reap a number of health benefits. It will not only improve your mood but also your mental and physical wellbeing. A sleep retreat will give you the perfect chance to re-establish your normal sleeping pattern and achieve deep relaxation through a combination of stress-relieving techniques and natural therapies. With key lifestyle consultations, diagnostic techniques and holistic treatments, the benefits of our sleep retreats for sleep enhancement and insomnia treatment will continue long after your stay. 

Here’s why you should go on a sleep-enhancement retreat and give your body the rest it needs.


Improve attention and concentration



A good night’s sleep increases productivity and makes you sharper and more attentive. Sleep makes your brain more productive and also improves memory. When you sleep well, your body may be resting, but your brain is busy organising and storing memories. This means that getting better quality sleep will help you to remember and process things better. Lack of sleep can also affect decision making and judgement. If your clarity and concentration are taking a hit from a lack of sleep, the Rebalance and Sleep Recovery programme at SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain will improve your sleep and boost your brain function. A medical spa holiday is a great way to address chronic health problems using a mix of science and complementary holistic therapies. The award-winning luxury spa at SHA wellness clinic offers a range of treatments and therapies that will invigorate your senses. The Rebalance and Sleep Recovery retreat combines western diagnostic techniques and natural therapies including a neurocognitive assessment and aquatic therapy to alleviate sleep problems and improve your day-to-day focus.


Information and booking: Rebalance & Sleep Recovery at SHA Wellness Clinic


Improve health



Rest really can make you feel better, as sleep strengthens your immune system. While you’re sleeping, your body is producing extra protein molecules that can strengthen your ability to fight infections. Sleep also strengthens your heart. A regular sleep pattern can help to lower the levels of stress and inflammation in your cardiovascular system, which in turn can reduce your chances of developing a heart condition. Another health benefit of sleep is that it can lower your blood pressure. Higher blood pressure increases your chances of heart attacks and strokes but getting plenty of restful sleep can help to regulate blood pressure. Research also suggests that sleep could reduce your chances of getting diabetes. This is yet another indication of how important sleep can be for your health. The Sleep Well programme at Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa improves your sleep and insomnia through massage techniques and treatments stemming from Chinese medicine. The programme includes a private Pilates lesson. Postural alignment from Pilates poses help to calm a disturbed nervous system and alleviate stress so that you can sleep more deeply and easily.


Information and booking: Sleep Well at Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa


Increase energy levels



A good night’s sleep will boost your energy levels and improve exercise performance. Sleep is especially necessary for improving endurance. Besides robbing you of energy and time for muscle repair, lack of sleep saps your motivation, which is what gets you to the finish line. Without enough sleep, you'll face a harder mental and physical challenge and see slower reaction times. If you are feeling tired and lacking energy, the Sleep and Destress programme at Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman is the perfect retreat to restore your sleeping pattern. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Zighy Bay’s own cove on a retreat specifically designed to leave your mind and body refreshed and rejuvenated. The programme combines comprehensive and practical advice from a specialist sleep doctor along with yoga nidra, meditation and relaxing wellness therapies to improve your sleep and give you the energy boost you need to hit your fitness goals. The programme combines sleep tracking technology and medical advice with tried and tested Ayurveda therapies to leave you feeling rejuvenated and empowered to continue achieving restful sleep beyond your stay.


Information and booking: Sleep and Destress at Six Sense Zighy Bay


Take care of your emotional wellbeing



Sleep reduces stress and improves mental health. If your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it can react by producing an elevated level of stress hormones, which are a natural result of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. A lack of sleep can make you feel grouchy and agitated. The better you sleep, the better your ability to stay calm, controlled, and reasonable. When you’re asleep your brain processes your emotions. Your mind needs this time in order to recognise emotions and react the right way. When you cut that short, you tend to have more negative emotional reactions and fewer positive ones. Chronic lack of sleep can also increase the chance of having a mood disorder. One large study showed that when you have insomnia, you are five times more likely to develop depression, and your odds of developing anxiety or panic disorders are even greater. If stress is behind your lack of sleep, a de-stress retreat could help you get to the root of the issues keeping you from reaching the land of nod. The Anti-Stress retreat at Vilnius Grand Resort in Lithuania tackles the negative repercussions of a hectic life. With bespoke private consultations from professionals, medical analysis, and tailored spa & wellness treatments you’ll attain a big picture understanding of how to manage your stress to benefit all areas of your life.


Information and booking: Anti-Stress at Vilnius Grand Resort


Maintain a healthy appearance



Sleep won’t directly make you lose weight, but it can help you to keep it under control by regulating the hormones that affect appetite and reducing your cravings for high-calorie foods. When you're well-rested, you're less hungry. Being sleep-deprived messes with the hormones in your brain - leptin and ghrelin - that control appetite, which can lead to you feeling hungrier than you actually are. Good quality sleep is one of the most important aspects for achieving a healthier life, and also prevents premature ageing. Sleep makes your skin more youthful and radiant; you may experience dark undereye circles and dull skin if you are lacking enough sleep. The Sleep Retreat programme at the award-winning Amatara Wellness Resort includes a body composition and biological age assessment, as well as an extensive variety of treatments from private meditation sessions to various liberating massages to optimise your sleeping pattern and give you that energised glow.


Information and booking: Sleep Retreat at Amatara Wellness Resort


A good night’s sleep has a number of health benefits, and while it is important to get a good amount of sleep you can also get too much sleep. On average, regularly sleeping more than 9 hours a night may do more harm than good. Research found that people who slept longer had more calcium buildup in their heart arteries and less flexible leg arteries too. The average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep each night for peak health benefits.

There is no better way to restore your sleeping pattern than on one of our sleep-enhancement retreats, with trained experts on hand to guide and support you throughout your stay. A sleep-enhancement retreat will help you to achieve the optimum amount of sleep for your body and establish a stable sleep-cycle so that you can live a more positive, healthy, and productive life.



Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect sleep-enhancement retreat.

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