To mark World Sleep Day, European Spa takes a look at the rise of ‘coronosomnia’ – the rise of sleeplessness during the pandemic – and how spa and wellness operators can enhance their offering to treat this.
There has been a dramatic rise in sleep deprivation and insomnia around the world since the Covid-19 pandemic began in late 2019. According to a 2020 study by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI, 50% of the UK’s public reported an increase in sleep disturbance since the first lockdown, as well as accounts of feeling less rested due to worry-induced sleep anxiety.
This is a global phenomenon which is set to continue as government’s grapple with the ongoing pandemic. According to The Global Wellness Institute’s The Future of Wellness 2020 report, the sleep economy is expected to reach $585 billion [£451 billion/€498 billion] by 2024.
Like Lefay Resort & Spa in Italy and Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland, which have introduced sleep-based wellness retreats, all wellness businesses can help to support their guest sleep hygiene with practical advice and the latest tech to improve slumber.
Here is a selection of the latest advances in the sleep market.