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Sleep Tourism Is On The Rise This Better Sleep Month
Sleep is essential for our overall health and well-being. However, most of us aren’t getting the recommended 7 hours or more of shuteye per night as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation reveals that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and experience occasional sleep problems.
Lack of sleep can lead to health problems like obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and mental health issues like anxiety and depression. This is why months like Better Sleep Month are great for increasing awareness of the importance of sleep. Celebrated in May, Better Sleep Month is a time for prioritizing high-quality rest and relaxation. By getting quality sleep, we can improve our physical and mental health, increase creativity and productivity, and enhance our quality of life.
About Better Sleep Month
May is officially Better Sleep Month, an awareness initiative created by the non-profit organization The Better Sleep Council (BSC). Better Sleep Month is dedicated to promoting the importance of sleep and healthy sleep habits. During the month, The BSC shares tips, tricks, and knowledge to help you sleep and feel better.
Better Sleep And Tourism
In tandem, a new travel trend known as sleep tourism is on the rise in popularity. Travel doesn’t seem like the best way to get quality sleep considering jet lag, change of routine, and jam-packed itineraries, but hotels around the globe want to change that narrative. Many are offering sleep amenities, and packages focused on slumber.
If you’re looking for ways to unplug and take a break, why not book a trip specifically to sleep? If this sounds like a much-needed plan, keep reading for properties offering sleep packages and amenities.
Hilton London Bankside – London, United Kingdom
The vegan suite on this property offers a complete vegan experience, including a vegan pillow menu. Pillow options include ones made of anti-allergy foam, an orthopedic memory foam made of shredded bamboo, or a pillow made of buckwheat.
Equinox Hotel New York – New York City, New York
You may know this brand for being a high-end gym, but did you know that Equinox has a hotel? Health and sleep go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that the rooms in this hotel have a blackout feature that blocks external light with the touch of a button. The bar area is filled with charcoal eye masks and magnesium-based sleep drops, and the comfortable beds have layers of temperature-regulating natural fibers for the best sleep ever.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – Ithaafushi Island, South Male Atoll, Republic of Maldives
What better excuse to travel to the Maldives than to get top-tier sleep? The Aqua Wellness Centre on this property has an outdoor hydrotherapy pool perfect for easing muscle tension, increasing blood circulation, speeding up metabolism, boosting the immune system, and improving deep sleep quality. There are different zones in the pool, which vary by the level or intensity and water temperature.
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Phoenix, Arizona
A bath before sleep? Yes, please! Book the Celestial Circadian Ritual at this hotel to receive a warm magnesium scrub to exfoliate dead skin. Following the scrub, essential oils will be applied to acupuncture points which target relaxation and restful sleep. The Circadian Bath Ritual includes a magnesium soak that will relax your body.
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia – Sardinia, Italy
The anti-stress program at this property is great for calming the nervous system, easing anxiety, and treating sleep disorders. Book a holistic treatment like Aroma Touch, Yoga therapy with meditation, and the Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage.
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa – Champillon, France
A stay at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa will guarantee one of the planet’s most luxurious nights of sleep. Book the Royal Sleep Experience, where you can experience blissful slumber in a soundproofed room with double blackout curtains. The hotel’s sleeping kit includes mist, melatonin-based supplement drops, and guided meditation sessions. You’ll also be able to book relaxing candle massages and indulge in a Sleeping Beauty cocktail. The staff does turndown service in the evenings with homemade herbal tea and relaxing sleep mist.