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A Good Night’s Sleep

19th January 2024

Restful sleep really is one of the most fundamental pillars in wellness. Sleep is restorative – it’s our body’s time to repair itself after the day. Going to bed at the same time every night helps respect our circadian rhythms, as does having a relaxing routine before bed, so that your body and mind are rested and in a peaceful state.’

On every level, a good night’s sleep can transform your whole sense of well-being. Our bodies ideally need eight hours of quality rest, daily, for sufficient recuperation. In Britain, the average person manages six – which, unfortunately, is not enough.

When we sleep, our brains can process information and consolidate learning, hormones regulate, cells mend, moods and emotions settle. Insufficient sleep accelerates ageing and stress and can exacerbate other issues. But the damage is, thankfully, reversible.

Our traditional stone cottages in the heart of the Cotswolds are the perfect destinations to benefit from the calm of the English countryside. Every room is a deeply restful space. With sleep an absolute priority, this of course begins with the all-important bed. Our mattresses are handmade by artisans with over 140 years of experience, fitted with 3000 pocket springs individually sewn into the construction. Every quilted soft top is dressed with breathable pure cotton sheets, creating a cloud-like environment to help you drift into a deep slumber.

 

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To take your sleep rituals further, Bamford Wellness Spa offers classes and bespoke treatments. Breathwork, restorative yoga and sound healing help to reach a place of stillness in amongst the bustle of life. To slow down and be more present. An awareness of breathing centres your body, generating a natural rhythm conducive to a full night’s sleep and controlling the natural flow of energy.

Bamford’s B Silent range and dedicated treatment at the Bamford Wellness Spa – both in The Cotswolds and London – are devoted to restoring the body and calming the mind. Rooted in ancient healing techniques, the treatment includes a stress-reducing footbath, a back massage, a series of assisted stretches and Japanese shiatsu rocking. Pressure points on the neck and chest are also targeted to release chronic stress. Expert therapists use the products from the B Silent range, which includes bath and body oils infused with Roman camomile and lavender flower, a soothing temple balm, a calming pillow mist and a relaxing organic infusion. By the end of the treatment, you feel completely relaxed, free from any tension, prepared for a restful sleep.

When you slip beneath the duvet, an accompanying cup of chamomile tea or turmeric golden milk help to soothe the nervous system, so that you wake up feeling refreshed and energised each morning. Stay free from day-to-day distractions of phone or laptop screens before bed, to give yourself the best chance to reach those precious eight hours.

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