In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington introduced a novel approach to achieving personal and professional success. The solution was a quality good night’s sleep.
“Individually and as a society, we have been ignoring the importance of sleep and how it is fundamental and foundational to our health, general well-being and quality of life,” says Terry Cralle, a Washington D.C.-based certified clinical sleep educator. “I work with far too many people who don’t understand the correlation between sleep deprivation and weight gain. If people would prioritize sleep, good health, dieting and exercise are far less challenging. I also find that many people do not make the association between sleep and cognition and mental health. A lack of sleep can result in a poor mood, irritability, depression and the list goes on.”
The route to a better sleep is in quality, not quantity. So while the tendency is to think in hours of sleep to achieve a quality sleep, more and more, businesses are providing a better alternative.
A new trend in the Austin area begins with luxury hotels, Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast destinations, and spas. They are ensuring that their customers have crisp, clean linens, a quality and comfortable mattress, proper room temperature, a dark environment, and an experience that helps foster achieving a clear head and a good night’s sleep.