Sleep Newzzz - January 29, 2020
Who doesn’t love luxurious resorts? Want a fancy cocktail by the pool? No problem. Soft terry cloth bathrobes? Right away.
But some of the great perks, such as unlimited alcoholic drinks and watching TV in bed, are actually reasons for more restlessness than rest. Perhaps the most sought-after luxury, one that remains elusive, is a proper night’s sleep.
That’s why there are resorts scientifically designed to improve sleep and treat sleep disorders, improving your general health long after your vacation.
Read all about it and more on this week’s Sleep Newzzz …
Kids with Insomnia Likely Have Parents with Same Disorder
Do you suffer from insomnia? You might be able to blame your parents for it.
A new study suggests that sleeping disorders are more common among those who have parents with a history of the same issues.
Published in the Sleep Medicine journal, the study finds that children with parents who suffer from insomnia are about one third more likely than others to also suffer from the same sleep disorder.
And someone who had been kept awake by a parent’s ‘loud and disturbing’ snoring was about 45% more likely to snore themselves.
Professor Eva Lindberg, first author of the study from the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, said, “It is common for patients with sleep problems to describe family members having similar problems.”
The findings indicate that if your parents have sleep disturbances, you are indeed at increased risk.
Need More ZZZs? Try a Sleep Retreat
Sleep tourism, like Canyon Ranch’s physician-led sleep enhancement program, is the latest trend in the lucrative wellness industry.
And it’s no wonder, given that one in three adults doesn’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that wellness travelers reportedly spend nearly 60% more than the average international tourist.
It’s only a matter of time before wellness tourism takes off.
The industry was a $639B market in 2017, a figure that’s expected to top $900B in 2022, according to the Global Wellness Institute.
Sleep tourism is definitely not cheap, as guests can expect to pay thousands of dollars per night. The price tag just to sleep may raise some eyebrows, but the experience is more than simply rest, rise, relax and repeat.
The facility’s board-certified physicians analyze guests’ sleep and tailor plans to help them overcome problems such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome and sleepwalking.
They also help to resolve health challenges, like chronic pain, menopause, heart health, brain health, stress and grief.
Sleep In a See-Through Jungle Bubble Surrounded by Rescue Elephants
Are you dreaming of a trip to Thailand? We don’t blame you.
Thailand is known for its breathtaking nature, stunning wildlife and relaxing tropical weather, making it the perfect holiday destination for the outdoor enthusiast.
If the tropical weather isn’t enough to persuade you? Perhaps the idea of sleeping with gentle giants will help seal the deal.
Located in northern Thailand, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort attracts sightseers with their unique transparent bubble suites with a stunning view of the area populated with elephants.
According to resort staff, the elephants living on the grounds have been rescued from the streets of Thailand and placed in the camp to live a more comfortable life.
This is definitely a trip worth adding to the bucket list.