In our ever increasingly busy and stressful lives, our sleep is suffering. Researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities have found people are sleeping almost two fewer hours a night than they were in the 1960s, with deteriorating health as a result. Insomnia is also widespread; recent studies have found that more than a third of Britons have suffered from sleeping problems for more than five years.
To help redress the balance, Castello Del Nero, the award winning and family owned twelfth century hotel in the heart of the Chianti region in Tuscany has launched The Reconnect Package, in partnership with spa brand ESPA. The dedicated six-day Reconnect programme is designed to counter balance the effects of stress and sleeplessness and for guests to take advantage of the ‘here and now’, reconnect, practise mindfulness and achieve inner peace, within a stunning natural and historical environment in the heart of Tuscany set within 740 acres of rolling hills, with mediaeval frescoes, marble-and-mosaic bathrooms and the 1000m2 ESPA spa, the largest destination spa in the whole of the region.
The Reconnect programme is designed to improve sleep and reduce stress with a regime of cardio exercise and tailored sleep-enhancing spa treatments and sleep rituals. It also includes sleep-aiding yoga classes, pottery classes and horse riding, aimed to rebalance physical and emotional stress.
The Reconnect Package at the five-star Castello del Nero is available from £4175 for six nights.