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At Dromoland Castle, dreams really do come true.

Named the ‘Best Hotel for Sleep’ in the world by TripAdvisor’s esteemed Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards, our historic sanctuary nestled in County Clare has set the standard for tranquil escapes. Whether you’re seeking sweet dreams or a restorative night’s rest, our esteemed Director of Sleep, Ryan Logue, ensures that every guest’s slumber is nothing short of perfection.

This World Sleep Day, here are some top tips from Ryan himself to guarantee you the most peaceful night imaginable:

 

 

  • Wake, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Establishing aconsistentsleep schedule is essential for regulating your body’s internal clock and reinforcing a natural sleep-wake cycle. Aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.

 

  • Heaven Scent

Natural scents such as lavender, valerian and chamomile are well-known for their calming properties. Drift off on an aromatic cloud by spritzing your sleep space with sprays or room scents infused with these soothing extracts.

  • Keep Your Cool

A cooler temperature is the ideal environment to remain asleep throughout the night as our body temperature naturally peaks and declines. With adjustable thermostats in each room, our guests can personalise their sleep environment to suit their individual preferences, promoting a peaceful night.

 

  • Ban Blue Light

It is important to minimise the blue light emitted by digital devices such as smartphones and laptops before bed as this suppresses the production of the sleep hormone, melatonin. Aim to turn off electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime.

 

  • Create Your Calm

At Dromoland, we understand your sleep environment plays a significant role in the quality of your slumber. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet and dark. Invest in comfortable bedding, pillows and a supportive mattress. One of our key offerings which aids quality sleep is our turn-down service. Each evening, our housekeeping team prepares the rooms for sleep by adjusting the lighting, drawing the curtains, tidying up the space as well as offering guests turn-down gifts before sleep. These efforts create a cosy atmosphere for a peaceful night’s sleep.

 

  • Blitz up Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sleep Well Smoothie

Handpicked as one of the premium beauty and wellbeing brands in our newly opened Castle Spa, Dr. Barbara Sturm has developed a ‘Sleep Well Smoothie’ packed with nutrients proven to optimise sleep. It includes Dr. Sturm’s nutrient rich Skin Tea Molecular Herbal Infusion and Good Night Supplement which contribute to the healthy functioning of the nervous system while boosting sleep quality. Simply blitz together ¼ cup of rolled oats, 1 cup spinach, ½ cup brewed Skin Tea Molecular Herbal Infusion (cooled), 1 banana, 1 tbsp almond butter, and 2 Good Night Supplements (opened and emptied). Drink about an hour before you go to bed for a better night’s rest.

  • Seek out a Restful Space

Specially selected spa treatments are a sure-fire way to relax the body and mind – we have plenty to choose from in the new Castle Spa. Identifying a calm, restful space can be equally as effective. At Dromoland we have the Whisper Room, a tranquil space dedicated to promoting relaxation. Here, guests can enjoy guided meditations by the O’Neill Sisters, soothing music, and a serene ambiance to enhance their sleep experience. For those seeking additional comfort, the spa also provides weighted blankets shown to reduce anxiety and stress levels and aid in falling asleep faster.

 

  • Switch to Decaf

It may seem obvious but avoid consuming caffeine before bed. When consumed late in the day, caffeine stimulates your nervous system and may stop your body from naturally relaxing at night. Switch to decaf or try a herbal tea instead.

  •  Active days = Restful nights 

Regular exercise increases the production of melatonin, thus improving sleep regulation and quality. Incorporating at least 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine can have a profound impact on the quality of your sleep. Dromoland offers a broad range of onsite activities such as walking, cycling, and boating which can help reduce stress, promote better sleep, and enhance your overall well-being. Exercise doesn’t have to be high-impact, take a leisurely stroll along our estate’s picturesque woodland trails and enchanting Fairy Garden, immersing yourself in nature and allowing the serenity of the garden to ease your mind.  

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