In order to stay healthy, think clearly and function properly, we rely heavily on our sleep. When we sleep, our body recovers and recharges its internal battery. The brain also rests at night, processing images and information. 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. On these wellness packages, you’ll learn how to sleep well, so that you not only return home rested, but can continue to stay that way.
What causes poor quality sleep?
No less than one third of people in the Netherlands have sleeping problems. Why is that? Poor sleep is one of the first signs of excessive stress. So it could be caused by a particularly hectic period, working too hard for too long, a significant event, problems, emotional imbalance... Whatever the reason, 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 too bed to late or going to bed at irregular times. Drinking coffee or alcohol late in the evening should also be avoided. Read more simple sleep tips to try at home in this article.
What is a sleep enhancement holiday?
The good news is that there are things you can do to resolve issues sleeping. A number of wellness resorts and luxury health resorts offer special programmes designed to improve sleep. These are professional sleep courses during which you’ll undergo a variety of treatments and training that teach you how to sleep. Think massages, calming rituals and yoga, acupuncture, foot reflexology and traditional Chinese medicine. Exercise, coaching and meditation. During these specialist wellness holidays, the cause of your not sleeping will be exposed, and experts will offer you a solution. A relaxing, comfortable holiday you’ll return home from with a good night’s sleep as your souvenir.
Below is an overview of wellness resorts that offer sleep enhancement programmes. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted to inform you of the options.
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