Calling all insomniacs, re-treat yourself
Are you a bad sleeper? If so, nutrition consultations to video-polysomnography one of these sleep retreats could hold the solution to all your sleep woes.
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
Think you’re heading to Spain to devour the new John Grisham by the pool? Think again, because the team behind this meticulous seven-day stay take your sleeping problems very seriously. With beautiful Alicante as your backdrop, you’ll receive a bespoke nutrition consultation and plan to ensure your diet is where it needs to be, and a session with an emotional and stress management expert. There’s even a polygraph for a diagnosis of how you sleep. And that’s just getting you started…
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
“Video-polysomnography” doesn’t sound relaxing, but this cutting-edge diagnostic procedure records every imaginable factor that could impact sleep. The subsequent recommendations from the facility’s medical specialists could be the breakthrough you need, all located in a five-star hotel that boasts two golf courses.
Kemalaya Sleep Enhancement, Thailand
If the last time you went to Thailand, you lost your mind on a cocktail of booze and regret, then this is ultimate redemption. Treatments include Shirodhara (which involves oils being poured on to the forehead for relaxation of the mind), as well as acupuncture, massage and the always-underrated foot massage.
ASK THE EXPERT
LISA SANFILIPPO – Sleep recovery expert, yoga therapist and author
Q. What’s your top sleep tip?
A. Learn to relax by doing some yoga or meditation. Even a few minutes a day or a simple, settling out-breath like a soft sigh practised several times a day helps you to repair your ability to settle into a good sleep. Then you can bring this relaxed state into a winding-down, pre-sleep routine that feels luxurious and sacred.