PRESS RELEASE | September 2017
INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR DISRUPTED SLEEP
TACKLING SLEEP DISORDERS AT THE PARK IGLS MAYR CLINIC
We spend around a third of our lives asleep and a good night’s sleep is vital for our health. But what if turning in for the night is a source of stress rather than a relaxing end to the day? Around half the world’s population suffer from sleep disorders – whether that’s trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep or waking up feeling drained of energy. Sleep disorders come in many forms, short term and chronic.
Disrupted sleep has a bigger impact than just making you feel tired; it’s also associated with more than 80 different health conditions. These range from memory loss and immune system disorders to increased risk of diabetes and muscle tremors. A lack of sleep also has a major impact on the gut and metabolism, which can result in obesity, depression and high blood pressure.
Sleep coaching and Modern Mayr Medicine
The Park Igls Mayr clinic provides long-term help for sleep disorders through a combination of sleep coaching and Modern Mayr Medicine. Although it’s normal to wake a few times in the night, Melanie Robertson, psychologist at the Park Igls Mayr clinic, advises ‘paying close attention and never taking regularly disrupted sleep lightly’. Sleep experts help guests to identify and diagnose the causes of their sleep disorders and derive therapeutic treatments for them during their stay.
Sleep problems can have a range of causes, and the coaching is tailored to guests’ specific sleep problem. For some the cause is non-organic: anxiety, stress and depression cause our minds to whirr away at night. Treatment includes relaxation techniques and educating people about sleep hygiene measures and circadian rhythms (the ‘inner clock’ which controls individual sleep-wake cycles). The Park Igls Mayr clinic also offers innovative hypno-acupuncture treatment, a combination of hypnosis and acupuncture.
For others, sleep problems are organic: restless legs syndrome (the overwhelming urge to move your legs), narcolepsy or sleep apnoea (excessively long or frequent pauses in breathing during sleep). Diagnostics and polysomnography are carried out at the Park Igls Mayr clinic in collaboration with a renowned Tyrolean sleep specialist to create an individual sleep profile that forms the basis for suitable treatments. A stay in the sleep laboratory can help diagnose sleep problems by monitoring patients through the night.
Park Igls is one of the leading health retreats in Europe. The ‘house in the park’ offers personalised exercise, nutrition and regeneration concepts and state-of-the-art diagnostics based on Modern Mayr Medicine. Guests can choose between different therapeutic modules, ranging from Mayr Classic, Mayr Intensive and Mayr De-Stress to Musculoskeletal System, Metabolism & Detox and Heart & Circulation. The range of matchless diagnostic modules includes the Super Medical Check, Men’s Medical Check and the Ultrasound Screening Package. Innovative forms of exercise including kybun® and TheMedGolf® are exclusive to Park Igls. Facilities offer a high-tech medical department and modern destination spa, spacious relaxation rooms, fitness studios and a well-equipped gym. Modern Mayr cuisine is an integral component of the innovative services on offer. Park Igls has been awarded the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller ‘Most Effective Medi-Spa’ Spa Award and regularly features in influential Spa Guides.
Advance reservation is essential. Therapeutic module Mayr Classic from €1,254, standard single rooms from €1,071 per week.
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