Sleep is the “single biggest under appreciated health problem,” Dr Oz, surgeon and TV doctor, at the Global Wellness Institute’s release of the wellness industry economy earlier this year. But the good news is that spas can help – he elaborated to Spa Business: “spas can help us re-boot our system and help us remember what life feels like when we are sleeping normally… we can also disrupt our bad habits and learn hacks to maintain normalcy after returning home from the spa.”
Working with a number of spa venues, Dr Oz also pointed out that spas can provide a wonderful space for learning, understanding new habits and taking part in classes such as yoga Nidra that can support the body in its natural processes. Many spas have developed specific sleep programmes to help clients with sleep problems, and product lines have also joined the cause with brands including [comfort zone] creating specific treatments such as their Tranquility Pro Sleep Massage.
Dr Oz has long hailed the importance of sleep for overall health and wellbeing, as would most practitioners. We know that long term sleep deprivation can have a serious detrimental impact, beyond the mere fact that life is not a lot of fun and work can suffer if we’re too tired.
With 1.5 million hours of data recorded on a device Dr Oz helped to create called SleepScore Labs with ResMed and Pegasus Capital Partners, data shows that 70% of people are sleeping less than the minimum recommendation of seven hours per night. The doctor’s conclusion is that while we all spend so much time worrying about diet and exercise, it’s time we put a little more effort into making sure we get a good night’s kip. “We know if people have the right tools, they will be able to improve their sleep and overall health,” he concluded… and it turns out, a spa is a pretty good place to start!
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