Following a whirlwind, turbulent year, an increasing number of people are reporting sleep disturbances as a result of the pandemic, which some doctors have coined ‘Coronasomnia,’ causing negative impacts on people’s daily lives. To help combat this issue, one of Europe’s latest and most advanced medi-spas, Chenot Palace Weggis, offer their top tips on improving your quality of sleep…
What is Coronasomnia?
Coronasomnia, according to the Sleep Foundation, is characterised by an increase in sleep problems during the pandemic, as well as symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. While insomnia is often linked to anxiety and depression, coronasomnia differs from traditional insomnia because it’s related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthy sleep is essential to achieve both mental and physical well-being, with huge repercussions on your productivity, quality of life and eating habits. If you sleep less than 7 hours a day, struggle to fall asleep, wake up in the middle of night, or wake up feeling lethargic, unproductive or confused, your sleep schedule is in need of improvement. Experts in the field of wellbeing, Chenot Palace Weggis suggest the following 3 tips for a better night’s sleep:
Be consistent with your schedule
As creatures of habit, going to bed and waking up at the same time gives your body some reference for when to be active and when to calm down. In addition, fixed habits close to bedtime, such as switching off electronics 30-60 minutes before bed, reading, meditation or stretching can aid you in becoming as precise as a Swiss clock
Introduce some healthy daily habits
Get as much sunlight exposure as possible to kickstart your Circadian Rhythm (inner biological clock) and keep active throughout the day. Quit smoking and decrease your alcohol and caffeine intake
Create your perfect bedroom environment
The atmosphere you create can greatly influence your sleep quality, both at the beginning and during the night
Ensure you have the right mattress and pillow and that your room is dark, quiet and cool (around 18° C).
In addition, Chenot Palace Weggis will soon be launching their very own sleep rooms with high tech Sleeping Technology. Acoustics, light, and bed linen technologies which revert body heat back into energy, have been scientifically interwoven with interior design and architecture to create a natural sleeping environment that provides a truly optimised, restful sleep.
Chenot Palace Weggis
Chenot Palace Weggis is majestically positioned on the serene Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. The spa spans 5000 sq. metres and is a full-service integrated medical retreat that epitomizes holistic wellness at its pinnacle. By far the most comprehensive offering within the Chenot portfolio, Chenot Palace Weggis includes a world class metabolic and sports laboratory, an in-house blood analysis laboratory, a whole body cryochamber at -110C, antigravity technologies, an altitude chamber, ultra-modern area, a 21-metre indoor swimming pool and a private beach for lake swimming.
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