Do you often find it difficult to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up multiple times during the night, leaving you feeling restless? And when morning comes, do you frequently wake up feeling groggy and far from refreshed?
We provide a comprehensive package that includes guidance from the Middle East's top Sleep Expert, alongside the advantages of yoga nidra and meditation, soothing treatments, wellness therapies, nutritional guidance, and low-intensity training.
All the resources you need for a well-rounded Sleep and Wellness experience are right here.
Sleep retreats typically offer a structured program that includes a combination of activities and workshops. These may cover topics such as sleep education, stress management, relaxation techniques, and healthy sleep habits.
The Sleep Retreat begin with individual assessments of participants' sleep patterns and habits. This will help you gain a better understanding of your unique sleep challenges.
Nutrition is an essential component of sleep, and Sleep Retreat will provide healthy meals and snacks that support sleep quality. We will also offer guidance on mindful eating.
The Sleep Retreat encourage participants to disconnect from digital devices, such as smartphones and laptops, to minimize screen time before bedtime- and to understand why.
The participants can learn various relaxation techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises, or guided imagery, to reduce anxiety and promote better sleep.
The retreat provides comfortable and sleep-friendly accommodations, such as cozy hotel guest rooms with blackout curtains and comfortable mattresses, to optimise the sleeping environment.
This is a huge part of the Sleep Retreat- participants receive education on the science of sleep, common sleep disorders, and strategies for improving sleep. You will also have access to expert guidance and support from sleep professionals and wellness coaches.
At this Sleep Retreat we tailor the programs to each participant's needs and goals, providing personalized recommendations for improving sleep after the retreat.
You will have the opportunity to disconnect from the stresses and distractions of daily life while reconnecting with yourselves and your sleep needs.
Individuals who struggle with chronic sleep issues, such as insomnia, sleep apnoea, or restless leg syndrome, may seek a sleep retreat to receive expert guidance, learn effective strategies, and address the root causes of your sleep problems.
High levels of stress, burnout, and anxiety can significantly impact sleep quality. A sleep retreat can provide a respite from daily stressors and offer tools and techniques for managing stress, promoting relaxation, and improving sleep.
Poor sleep health/hygiene, irregular sleep schedules, and bad sleep habits can contribute to sleep difficulties. A sleep retreat can help you identify and address these habits while establishing healthier routines.
Sleep plays a vital role in overall health and well-being. Attending our Sleep Retreats to enhance your quality of life, boost energy levels, improve mood, and increase productivity by getting better sleep.
Major life transitions, such as starting a family, changing countries, or changing careers, can disrupt sleep patterns. Our Sleep Retreat can provide guidance on adjusting to these life changes and maintaining healthy sleep habits.
Even if you are without significant sleep issues, you can benefit from learning about and adopting healthy sleep practices. A sleep retreat can serve as an educational and preventive experience.
Excessive screen time before bedtime and constant digital connectivity can interfere with sleep. Exploring why a digital detox can enhance the quality of your sleep and looking at the evidence to demonstrate the benefit of a detox from digital devices and establish healthier boundaries with technology.
Gives you some handy intel on your current sleep patterns through a complimentary two-night sleep tracker and analysis
Julie will be conducting and curating the one-of-a-kind Sleep Retreat. She is a highly-qualified professional with over 30 years of experience, previously a Nurse, Midwife, and Health Visitor (UK), an author of the recently launched children’s book “Where is Blue Bird?” and podcast host of ‘Sleepless in Dubai’ plus actress in the award-nominated documentary “ In a Heartbeat.”
Qualified both as a Gentle Sleep Coach and a Sleep Consultant with the international Parenting and maternity insights.
Julie is known as the Middle East’s Leading Sleep Expert and a regular speaker on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM ‘Sleep Clinic’ and her work has been featured in many regional publications such as The National, Gulf News and as a contributing writer to Madame Magazine.
Julie takes every opportunity to discuss and promote good sleep hygiene and the benefits of a good night’s sleep. As a clear authority in the field of healthy sleep practice, she is in high demand to speak at industry events such as the US Sleep Symposium in North Carolina 2022, the prestigious Leadership School in Armenia, the Children’s Mental Health Symposium in Ireland and local wellness events such as DIFC’s Inspire Events for Dubai Fitness Challenge, Irish Business Council and the Baby Expo 2024.
2 Day Itinerary with 1 Night Stay
Guests will be offered the Retreat’s Deluxe Balcony Room with the Palm Jumeirah Sea View.
Carefully curated for a serene experience, each room has been furnished with state-of-the-art pieces as well as luxurious and exclusive touches. The room is equipped with an in-room app for room service, a pillow menu and organic-certified bath products.
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Rayya is an Arabic word meaning “breeze”. As refreshing and everlasting as a gentle breeze, Rayya envisions a rich legacy of wellbeing solutions that transcend time. Rayya Nutri is a part of our holistic wellness brand Rayya Wellness, with which we reimagine rejuvenation and wellbeing. Similar to our other offerings like Rayya Spa, Rayya Kids, Rayya Recreation and Rayya Fitness, through Rayya Nutri we are extending the 360-degree personal rejuvenation to nutrition.
Rayya Nutri’s uniqueness is in the exotic combination of pure ingredients blended to perfection. All products are meant to awaken the body, energize mind, fuel intentions, inspire and motivate the self, boost the energy and activate self-healing by stimulating metabolism and eliminating the stress and the toxins.
All products are handcrafted, by the The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel’s in-house nutritional coaches, using carefully guarded recipes to invoke the balance of acidity and alkalinity to ensure gut health and overall well-being.
Through this offering, we will be offering all retreat a ‘taster’ on how the MGallery harness the healing powers of nature and deliver it to you.
Itinerary Day 1, Curated by Julie Mallon, Founder of Nurture 2 Sleep
10:00 am - Arrival at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, leave bags with Concierge
10 am – 10:30 am - Welcome refreshments featuring herbal infusions known for their sleep-enhancing properties.
10:30 am - Welcome session with Julie Mallon, who will delve into the science of sleep and its profound impact on overall well-being.
12:00 pm – 1 pm: Lunch emphasizing the relationship between nutrition and sleep, with insights from the specialist.
1:30 pm - Seminar hosted by Julie Mallon on the science of sleep, sleep cycles, and evidence-based strategies for improving sleep quality
2:30 pm - Group session on all things sleep including supplements, exploring those supported by scientific research to enhance sleep and overall health.
3:00 pm - Check-in at the luxurious retreat.
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Sleep Retreat Spa Menu
6:00 pm - How our food choices can result in the best or worst night’s sleep with Nutritional and Lifestyle Expert Hala El-Shafie, Consultant Dietician, Sage Clinic and Julie Mallon.
7:00 pm - A guided meditation session aimed at enhancing mindfulness and promoting restful sleep. Sleep Science, Supplements, and Lifestyle
7:30 pm - Culinary experience with a menu designed to promote sleep and well-being, prepared by the hotel's chef with guidance from the sleep specialist.
Itinerary Day 2, Curated by Julie Mallon, Founder of Nurture 2 Sleep
7:00 am: Sunrise yoga with Julie Mallon and expert yoga instructor
8 am – 9:30 am: Begin your day with a wholesome breakfast focusing on foods that aid sleep and well-being.
10 am – 11 am: Seminar led by the sleep specialist on Practical strategies to take away with you - explore the critical role of sleep in physical and mental health
11 am – 12:30 pm: Sleep Retreat Spa Menu
11 am – 12:30 pm – Nurture Sleep Centre: Q&A session with the sleep specialist to address individual sleep challenges and well-being concerns.
12:00 pm – Remove bags / check out from room
12:30 pm - Lunch emphasizing the relationship between nutrition and sleep, with insights from the specialist.
2:00 pm – Concluding the Sleep Retreat, with tools and knowledge whilst leaving with a positive perspective on your sleep and overall wellbeing.
2:30pm - 3pm - Nurture Sleep Centre: Q&A session with the sleep specialist to address individual sleep challenges and well-being concerns
Receive a sleep wisdom toolkit curated by Julie Mallon, containing resources, research-backed insights, and personalized recommendations for optimizing sleep and overall well-being.
Depart from the retreat, armed with a wealth of knowledge and tools to prioritize sleep and enhance your overall sense of well-being in your daily life.
This 2-day retreat itinerary places a strong emphasis on sleep and well-being, featuring evidence-based seminars and insights from the highly qualified sleep specialist.
You'll gain a deeper understanding of the science of sleep, discover evidence-backed strategies for better sleep and well-being, explore the role of supplements, nutrition, and lifestyle choices, and depart with valuable sleep wisdom to improve your overall quality of life.
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