Sleep has a profound effect on our appearance, weight, stress level, mood, memory and overall well-being. But, with today’s hectic world becoming more and more of a 24/7 society that never shuts off, it’s estimated that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, according to the National Sleep Foundation. It’s not easy to change your habits so that you get a good night’s sleep each and every night—but these full-body renewal spa experiences offer programs that educate, diagnose and treat various sleep-deprivation conditions to help you get a proper night’s rest.
St. Lucia's has long been known for boasting a serious spa (it rings in a whooping 30,00 square feet and the menu covers just about every spa treatment and fitness offering you could imagine) in an all-inclusive setting. But its specialized treatment courses help spa-goers when a little more help is needed. The two-day Sleep Restoration program–it's specifically targeted toward anyone who equates their sleeping issues with too much stress–promotes relaxatoin and retains poor sleeping habits through holistic helpers like reflexology, Shirodhara and your very own Ayurvedic consultant. An added bonus: The spa claims the program may also help you lose weight. thebodyholiday.com
It may only be 95 minutes from Manhattan, but in Hawley, PA, feels millions of miles away from any semblance of city bustle. The setting itself will help you sleep better (the rooms have the kind of silence you can only achieve in the woods), but the spa also offers the popular 50-minute Power Napping class, an afternoon guided session that uses pillows and a series of light stretching to help you learn to relax, rest, and recreate it back at home with easy-to-remember tips. thelodgeatwoodloch.com
For many, not getting enough sleep isn't just a next-day nuisance; it can also be a serious health conditoin when insomnia is the case. Centered on Ayurvdeic teachings and treatments, recognizes the disorder and aims to treat it through their seven-day Retreart of Insomnia Management. The holistic-based retreat includes lectures, aromatherapy, yoga and spa treatments all aimed at analyzing your sleeping disorders and pointing how to change them. anandaspa.com
With a spa-centered program called the Sundara Sleep Experience, features therapeutic treatments to treat insomnia, sleep-friendly turndown service (complete with feather beds, lighting, and music) and a range of Signature Collection Sleep Experience products. The inn also encourages guests to write in journals to record their sleeping habits and pinpoint areas of stress–and activities that lead to restfulness. "We developed many of our spa treatments around the restorative qualities of sleep", says Carla Minsky, Sundara's communicatons manager. "We consider our sleep-inducing atmosphere one of our most unique amenities, and the setting enables guests to leave having a very good night's sleep." sundaraspa.com