Shhhh…The Mountains Are Calling (for a Sleep Retreat)

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If you’re one of more than a third of adults who gets less than 7 hours of sleep a night, you’re likely familiar with the effects of sleep deprivation – like feeling tired, forgetful, foggy, and irritable.

What’s worse, studies have shown that people who don’t get enough quality sleep are more likely to have relationship problems and be depressed, not to mention the effect poor sleep habits can have on weight gain.

Sleep is critical to overall wellness, and while there are myriad ways to set yourself up for success at home—including a wind down routine, relaxation practices, and a sleep-friendly bedroom—the solution to resetting your nocturnal issues may just be a sleep therapy getaway.

If you’re nodding in agreement, or just nodding off, a sleep retreat is right for you. The key is to choose a destination property or program that is specifically designed for rest, such as the Sleep Therapy Package at Nita Lake Lodge, a lakeside retreat tucked away in the Coast Mountains of Whistler, British Columbia.

“It can be difficult to fully relax, even on vacation, as we often feel the need to get out and explore,” says Nita Lake Lodge’s general manager, Theresa Ginter. “This unique package offers guests a reason to stay in and take advantage of our property’s relaxing surrounds, while taking time to focus on themselves.”

Nita Lake Lodge Winter

After checking in at Nita Lake Lodge for a two-night stay, you’ll enjoy a late afternoon harmonizing 75-minute organic ila Kundalini massage. This signature spa treatment uses soft massage techniques to restore balance, shifting dormant energy up through the body’s seven chakras. An ancient practice, Kundalini massage has a profoundly restorative effect on the entire nervous system, which can translate to much more restful sleep.

After the treatment, sip on a relaxing chamomile tea in The Spa’s lounge or soak in a scenic mountain-view rooftop hot tub, then float back to your spacious, luxury suite to continue the state of stillness. Enjoy the deep-soaker tub with organic lavender bubble bath, a plush king-sized bed, calming basalt gas fireplace, and a Zirbenherz sleep therapy pillow. Handmade in Austria and filled with Swiss pine shavings, the Zirbenherz pillow promotes restorative and natural sleep by boosting mood and relieving mental and physical fatigue. Placed next to you while you sleep, it can be hugged closer to your body to increase the intensity of the pine scent.

Nita Lake Lodge Bedroom

By day, fitness amenities, including bicycles, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards in summer and complimentary snowshoes in winter, will get you outdoors and breathing in the fresh mountain air, where increased oxygen flow translates to greater energy and clarity of mind. The old-growth forest surroundings at Nita Lake Lodge are deeply therapeutic for body and soul, and you’ll want for nothing here – with a full-service spa and lakeside dining with locally-sourced ingredients, Nita has everything you need to curl up for a restorative wellness retreat.

Complimentary noon check out ensures you get the relaxation you need, and your Nita essential oil roller will bring you back to this state of bliss once home through the power of aromatherapy, encouraging the continuation of healthy sleep patterns. If this sounds like heaven, a good night’s sleep in cozy mountain comfort could be just what the doctor ordered – book your getaway at

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