Health professionals agree that an adult typically needs 7-9 hours of sleep each night. However, the American Sleep Association reports that more than a third of adults get less than 7 hours of shut-eye. It may be down to the 48% that reported snoring. Or perhaps the 50-70 million that report having a sleeping disorder. Whatever the reason, as a society we’re not getting enough quality sleep!
We know that poor sleep can affect almost every aspect of our life. From work and cognitive behaviour, to social situations and mental health. Hell, there’s even evidence to suggest that poor sleep affects us physically too. The Better Sleep Council suggest that sleep deprivation may lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke.
Tips On Getting A Good Nights’ Sleep
The UK NHS advises creating a sleep routine and sticking to it. A wind down is an integral part of this. The NHS recommends relaxing the body by enjoying a warm bath or performing some light, relaxation exercises such as yoga stretches. Follow this by relaxing the mind. Create to-do lists or write in a journal to unjumble your thoughts. Alternatively, read a book or listen to the radio to distract your mind.
It’s also important to make your bedroom sleep-friendly. Ideally, the bedroom should be dark, quiet, tidy and kept at a temperature between 18 and 24C.
Escape and Reset
Poor sleep habits are often the result of years of disrupted sleep. It may take some effort to adopt a new sleep schedule and reap the rewards of healthy sleep. A great option is to escape for a few days.
Have you ever considered a getaway, which revolves around wellness? The Sleep Therapy Package at Nita Lake Lodge may be just what the doctor ordered.
“It can be difficult to fully relax, even on vacation, as we often feel the need to get out and explore,” says Nita Lake Lodge’s general manager, Theresa Ginter. “This unique package offers guests a reason to stay in and take advantage of our property’s relaxing surrounds, while taking time to focus on themselves.”
What is Sleep Therapy?
After checking in at Nita Lake Lodge for a two-night stay, enjoy a late afternoon harmonizing 75-minute Kundalini massage. Nita’s signature treatment uses chakra and sound healing to realign the body’s rhythms and restore balance. Sip on a relaxing chamomile tea in The Spa’s lounge or soak in a scenic rooftop hot tub after treatment.
Guests can then float back to their suite to continue the state of stillness. Enjoy the deep-soaker tub with organic lavender bubble bath, a plush king-sized bed, a calming fireplace, and a Zirbenherz sleep therapy pillow. Handmade in Austria and manufactured with pine shavings, the Zirbenherz pillow promotes restorative and natural sleep by boosting mood and relieving mental and physical fatigue.
The Mountains Are Calling
A mountain getaway to Whistler, BC is the ideal way to reset body & mind. LIVESTRONG.com explains:
‘Inhaling fresh air helps clear your lungs and enables you to take deeper, longer breaths of air. As a result, this increases the amount of oxygen that’s transported to your body’s cells. Increased oxygen in your body translates to greater energy and clarity of mind.’
A study by NCBI found that: ‘…forest environments are advantageous with respect to acute emotions, especially among those experiencing chronic stress…forest environments can be viewed as therapeutic landscapes.’
Start planning your mountain getaway today to see for yourself how a good nights’ sleep in the mountains of Whistler, BC can make a world of difference.