Are you struggling to catch some Zzz’s? Sleep is one of the most important things that you can do to recharge your mind and keep your body healthy. However, well over a third of Americans are not getting enough sleep. In 2014, the Center for Disease Control declared insufficient sleep a public health epidemic after reporting that 35.3% of people regularly sleep less than seven hours within a twenty-four hour period. The CDC remarks: “Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity.” And that’s not to mention the transportation accidents and other tragedies related to sleep deprivation. I know all of this sounds scary – especially when you’re having a hard time shutting off your brain at night. Luckily, we’re here to tell you that going to the spa can help you get the much needed sleep that you deserve. Read on to find out which service you’ll be booking so you can see a guaranteed improvement the next time you hit the sheets: 1. Acupuncture The only benefits of acupuncture that I knew was pain relief and stress alleviation so the thought of sticking myself with sharp needles to help improve my sleep made me laugh. Boy, do I have a lot to try! According to the American Spa, Acupuncture stimulates melatonin production, which is crucial for those who suffer from sleeping disorders because melatonin is a hormone that controls your sleep cycles. Acupuncture has also been shown to help manage sleep apnea, because it strengthens the tongue and prevents it from dropping back during the night and blocking your airway. And it’s not just sleep that can be improved—acupuncture has also been shown to reduce allergy symptoms, boost fertility, treat migraines, stimulate blood flow, alleviate pain and more! So whether it’s your anxiety that keeps you up at night, joint pain that makes snoozing feel like a difficult chore or a stuffy head that clouds your mind, an acupuncture treatment will help with all of that. I recommend booking a treatment at Yihan Spa or Beyond Beautiful Aesthetics to explore how acupuncture can help you. 2. Massage A deep-tissue massage will help you achieve deep sleep by releasing serotonin, but adding an essential oil (such as lavender) will help you catch some serious zzz’s. Why? Well, lavender is an excellent oil that promotes good sleep because it will relax you, lower your heart rate and calm your senses while your masseuse takes you on a complete relaxation experience. You can experience this Lavender Dreams Massage now for our Fall Spa Week Event at The Woodhouse Day Spa – Palm Beach Gardens for $50! And if you’re looking for a therapeutic massage that will help you relieve muscle tension and stress, you should book a 50-minute Sleeping Massage for a Restful Night Sleep at the Equilibrio Massage. This massage was designed to help to enhance your sleep quality each night by establishing deep relaxation and relief for your mind and body that typically builds up throughout the day. 3. Spa Bath Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (FL) Next time you’re at the spa, you may want to take a dip in the spa bath if you’re having trouble sleeping. The hot water will relax your body muscles and mind, so you will feel more tired and ready to hit the sheets when you get home. 4. Hot Stone Massage A study showed that a hot stone massage is an amazing alternative treatment to taking sleeping pills. Similar to the way a spa bath promotes sleep – the heat of the water relaxes you – the heat of the stones on your back reduces muscle pain and helps you to get a more restorative sleep. I recommend that you try the Himalayan Hot Stone Massage at Skin Spa New York for $50. What treatments do you love to help you sleep better? Let us know in the comments below! One Response Manisha Kapoor October 6, 2017 This feels like heaven 😍😍😍😍 Massage is best 👍👍👍👍 Reply Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.