So much of the desire post lockdown relates to seeing the people we love and care for. Places and experiences matter too. That is why many regular guests of the Oetker Collection are already craving the opportunity to stay once again at these special hotels re-opening soon. With their depth of history, unique locations and emphasis on service and well-being, these hotels are ones to return to many times. Until the doors burst open once more, The Oetker Collection created its own Eden Being Happiness Therapy – an innovative way to stay in touch remotely by learning favorite recipes and watching their preparation, rediscovering a hotel’s playlist or simply being able to see the settings of these Masterpiece hotels.
A simple mention of Baden-Baden immediately prompts the idea of clean air, historic spas and better health. At Villa Stéphanie, Oetker Collection presents a detox resort where the emphasis is on complete escape, relaxation and rejuvenation. At its health facilities run under the stewardship of the renowned holistic expert Dr. med Harry F. König, guests can take advantage of whole-body treatments which draw on the best of established medicine and alternative ways to build healthier lifestyles through regimes which last. It is all about helping the body to heal itself so that time spent in Baden-Baden has a meaningful benefit.
Sleep is probably the most powerful wellness treatment that exists, and it comes free and without a booking. Still, it’s so easy to get so busy that sleep becomes an afterthought— something to sacrifice for the sake of productivity. But what if sleep is the one thing you should always make time for in your busy schedule?
Dr. König, famous for his 10 day detox program The Kings Way, gives us insights to 7 benefits of a good night’s sleep.
1. Sleep makes you beautiful
Beauty sleep is no myth. According to a Swedish study, sufficient sleep actually has a positive effect on attractiveness. In the controlled study, participants found that well-rested people looked more beautiful when compared to the sleep deprived. All the more reason to sleep well before a date.
2. Sleep helps you lose weight
You may think that you have to be moving to burn calories, but in all actuality, most of the calories you consume are burnt while you are sleeping. For this reason, multiple studies have proven that sleep deprivation can lead to obesity. Want to drop a few stones? Put yourself on an 8-hour per night sleep diet and see what happens.
3. Sleep makes you smarter
Sleep is the most important study partner you can have. Why? Because during deep sleep, the important information you are trying to retain reaches the long-term memory where it is stored for easier recall. If you are preparing for an important exam or interview, make sure to start studying several days in advance and get 7-8 hours of sleep each night for optimum retention.
4. Sleep heals sickness
Studies show that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night catch a cold three times more frequently than those who sleep longer. There’s no disputing the fact that sleep is oftentimes the very best medicine. Chronic insomnia is also related to more serious conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. If sleeping better can stave off health problems, there is no better reason to get those zzz’s!
5. Sleep makes you more creative
Some of the world’s most mind-bending art and inventions are the result of visions received during the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep. When the body reaches this state of deep rest, the mind is free to journey into unknown territory. Salvador Dali has offered some of the most iconic results of REM sleep exploration.
6. Sleep makes you happier
Who hasn’t spent an entire day in a sour mood because of a restless night? Taking care to get enough sleep each night helps you maintain a happy state of mind, reduces anxiety and might even help you preserve your relationships.
7. Sleep turns you on
A full night’s sleep is worth its proverbial weight in gold when it comes to intimacy. A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that quality sleep improves one’s sex life. Yes, the researchers even put a figure on it. Every hour of additional sleep at night increases the probability of a lovemaking session the next day by 14%.
Take Dr König’s advice and make sleeping a priority. Good night and sweet dreams.
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