If you’ve read Matthew Walker’s book “Why we sleep”, you will be familiar with the term biphasic sleep. It’s essentially how nature intended for us to sleep and it means that you take a long, unbroken, sleep at night (7 – 8 hours) followed by a shorter daytime nap of 30 – 60 minutes. Research by Harvard University has established that in countries where this pattern of slumber is widely observed, death by heart disease is a lot less common than in Northern Europe.
In the UK, two thirds of UK adults suffer from disrupted sleep and nearly a quarter manage no more than five hours at night. This is now leading to serious health issues across the nation.
There is a lot than you can do in the evening to set yourself up for a better night’s sleep such as not using electronic devices close to bedtime, controlling light and noise and avoiding caffeine.
Having a siesta is harder! Or is it? When you come for reflexology, you will receive your treatment in a reclining chair, the blinds will be shut and relaxing music will be playing in the background. A dry diffuser will fill the air with aromatic smells designed to clear your airways. You’ll find yourself breathing more deeply and your muscles will start to relax. And, yes, some of you will fall asleep or at least come very close. It’s siesta time!
So if you think people in your office could do with a siesta, get in touch to discuss how we can support the health of your workforce by giving them access to 30 – 60 minutes of pure relaxation. With a range of treatments to choose from, there is something for everyone and with access to an online booking and payment site, it will all be in place quicker than you can say zzzzzzz….