Sleep Well, Siesta Time. That was the name of the class on the Rancho La Puerta schedule at 2:00pm on Monday and Tuesday. I was so glad to see it, since the issue of healthy sleep was one of the top trends we predicted for 2007. But what I liked about this class in particular was the timing; after lunch is a great time because our body rhythms tell us that this is an ideal time for a nap (or since we were in Mexico – a siesta). In a few months they are going to have couple’s specialty weeks featuring a sleep sanctuary class with Robert deStefano from Sleep Garden. Sort of “sleep intensive!”Then when I got back to my office in New York, I was reading through some of the latest spa press releases and noticed that the Qua Baths and Spa at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas has announced some of their special classes coming up; once again, one was a wellness series on sleep health. Wow, in Las Vegas no less! What a great contribution our industry could make if every spa would emphasize sleep as one of the pillars of health. It would also save a lot of money in health care costs and even lives. So many car and industrial (think Exon Valdez) accidents happen because of sleep deprivation.
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