We asked our resident sleep expert to help demystify some common thoughts on sleep and share the true facts.
By: Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.
I get more done, so I am more efficient when I spend less time sleeping, so I don’t need to make more hours asleep a priority.
By Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.
Research has revealed that sleep is one of the basic building blocks of good health. Although we live in a society where trading sleep time for getting more things done in a day is often the norm, the truth is that our brains and bodies require adequate amounts of good quality sleep to stay healthy. Sleep deprivation has negative affects on aging, immune system function, metabolism, reaction time, memory, blood pressure, and ability to focus. Adults should aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep to promote a healthy immune system and to help reduce levels of chronic low-grade inflammation. This year, make getting a good night's sleep a priority!
To Get a Better Night’s Sleep:
• Daily exercise, several hours before bedtime, promotes a better night’s sleep for most people.
Happy New Year everyone! As we gear up for a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration here in Tucson, we wanted to give a shout out to our entire Miraval community around the country and the globe. 2013 has been a wonderful year for us here at Miraval and we hope it has been a memorable one for all of you as well! As we look forward to 2014, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the last year of wellness tips shared on our blog. Here's our Top 10 - but as you know, this barely scratches the surface of all the wonderful tidbits, recipes, and tips you can find in our blog archive.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and mindful 2014. We hope to see you at Miraval!
Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
We are so excited to announce that each of our116 guest rooms at Miraval will now feature Definity Digital Good Night LED light bulbs designed by industry leading lighting technology firm, Lighting Science®. Miraval is the first U.S. resort and spa to offer Definity Digital LED lights in their guest rooms. When you visit Miraval, we know that you’re coming for a completely relaxing getaway. And, we know that it all starts with getting a perfect night’s sleep. Miraval specialist & registered nurse Sheryl Brooks has shared that the CDC estimates about 70 million Americans suffer from sleep issues. This number is frightening, as we all know how important sleep is to our overall wellbeing. This new Good Night LED light is the only one using technology developed for astronauts on the International Space Station that significantly reduces blue light so it won’t disturb your body’s natural sleep cycle.