Holleigh's Health Hints: Sleep and Stress Go Hand-in-Hand
Sleep is an important part of living a healthy and balanced life. National Sleep Awareness Week (March 11-17) and World Sleep Day (March 16), are a good reminder of how essential sleep is when improving overall health and well-being. Many people suffer from sleep issues, both chronic and acute, which is often the result of stress. According to the National Sleep Foundation, our minds and bodies likely give us three clues that we are stressed:
- Can’t turn off our busy mind.
- Muscles are seriously tense.
- Heart is racing.
When these signals arise, there are methods to manage stress. Breathing exercises or meditation before going to bed can be helpful or consider a Spa of the Rockies treatment. Numerous studies show that massage therapy can improve sleep, by alleviating pain and promoting relaxation. Massage also releases serotonin in the brain, which results in a calming effect, thus improving sleep quality. Try one of Spa of the Rockies’ signature treatments, such as 21 Drops Aromatherapy Massage or a Kneipp Healing Massage to help your body get the rest and relaxation it needs.
Want to participate in National Sleep Awareness Week and World Sleep Day? Come by to speak with one of our Spa Professionals for personalized recommendations of affordable, natural sleep aids available for purchase in our Spa Retail Boutique.