Unlocking the Secrets of Sleep

20 MAR 2024

From enhancing cognitive function to strengthening the immune system and increasing emotional well-being, quality sleep can have profound effects.


This short guide explores a range of time-tested practices and solutions, all aimed at guiding you towards better sleep.

Calm the mind and set yourself up for a restful night of sleep with a meditation practice.

1. Start a Meditation Practice


A practice steeped in ancient wisdom, meditation encourages you to focus on your breath, gently guiding your thoughts away from the day's worries and towards a state of relaxation. At COMO Hotels and Resorts worldwide, you can be guided in your meditation practice with an on-demand, in-room TV session led by COMO Shambhala expert, Cheen Chong Tan.


2. Explore Aromatherapy


Aromatherapy harnesses the soothing properties of natural essential oils. COMO Shambhala's Sleep Balm contains a relaxing blend of chamomile and lavender, blended with sandalwood, cedarwood and sweet orange. Roll a small amount on your neck, temples and wrist. Combine this with a silk eye pillow weighted with flaxseed fill to apply gentle pressure to your eyes and forehead, and relax the facial muscles.


3. Try a Hyperbaric Chamber


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an innovative treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised environment. This therapy can enhance the body's natural healing processes, reduce inflammation, and promote better sleep. As you relax in one of COMO Shambhala Singapore’s two hyperbaric chambers, the increased oxygen levels in your blood calm your nervous system, leading to a more restful night's sleep.


4. Have a Light Dinner


Heavy meals can disrupt sleep, as our bodies have to work harder to process the food while we try to rest. Opt for a simple, nutritious dinner instead. The COMO Shambhala cookbook, ‘The Pleasures of Eating Well’ is filled with a variety of healthy and delicious recipes to inspire your meal planning. Have your dinner two to three hours before bedtime and cut down on caffeine by replacing coffee with soothing herbal teas like chamomile.


4. Align with Your Circadian Rhythms


Circadian rhythms dictate our natural sleep-wake cycle. Wake up and go to sleep at the same times if you can and limit blue light exposure from devices like phones and laptops at least one hour before sleeping, as it inhibits melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep. Instead, treat yourself to a relaxing massage such as the COMO Shambhala Signature Massage in the evening.


5. Embrace Sleep-Enhancing Technology


A product of over 10 years of scientific research, SleepHub® uses neuroscience and sound technology to gently steer our minds through optimal sleep cycles—helping us fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed. Experience the benefits of this approach at COMO Metropolitan Singapore with their new Sleep Dreams offering, and immerse yourself in a restful environment supported by cutting-edge technology.


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