Reset Your Sleep for the New Season - The Gloss Magazine

Reset Your Sleep for the New Season

Hit the refresh button on your sleep schedule this autumn with these restful retreats and sleep tools

Sleep and rest are elusive friends. At the tail-end of a heatwave-heavy summer, and the dawn of not just a new season, but a new, more wide-awake way of living, we’re keen to make sure our energy levels are at their best. But with kids in new school routines and our work and social life gaining pace – how do we hit refresh on our sleep schedule? Consider one these immersive breaks, or building a snooze-support kit, to bolster your forty winks this autumn…

1. A nourishing yoga break at Ballintubbert

Ballintubbert House, the romantic and stylish country estate nestled away in Stradbally, Co. Laois, serves as a fantastical backdrop to its Rejuvenating Autumn Retreat, from the 29th to the 31st of October. With renowned yoga teacher Cathy Pearson as your guide, Tara O’Rourke as your wellbeing practitioner and chef Lu Thornely to serve you nourishing, fulfilling dinners, you are bound to come away feeling rejuvenated and ready for the months ahead. Delve into a true state of relaxation amidst the luxury of the house and the serenity of the gardens. Lu Thornely’s vibrant vegetarian cooking will be served to retreaters served throughout the weekend.

Meals are shared together in the dining room of the main house and dinner will be a wholesome and nutritious affair. Think heart warming Indian dal, toasted cashews, curry leaves & crispy kale; roasted squash with tahini & lemon dressing; poached autumnal fruit, infused with rosehip served with coconut yoghurt & pistachios. A robust flow of energy will be gained through Vinyasa Yoga led by Cathy, while founder of SaolBeoTara shall present self-care and skincare session, featuring Dr. Hauschka signature treatments, on Saturday afternoon. Retreat prices start from €490 per person: includes all yoga, dining and two nights luxury accommodation. Book this special getaway and secure your sleep at

2. A beautifying, routine-improving Wicklow sleepover Imagine waking up feeling repaired and rejuvenated, with a brighter outlook than you had the night before? This is not a dream – it’s a Beauty + Sleep Retreat that will serve as a full wellness reset including sleep health and beauty workshops, all meals, yoga and meditation, that takes place on 6-7 November 2021 at Powerscourt Spring Health Farm in Co. Wicklow. An opportunity to rest, reset and create some self-care time for yourself, this retreat focuses on how you can transform your routines to help you sleep. The stay is hosted by The Sleep Care Company – its founder, Anne Marie Boyhan, is on a mission to deliver a good night’s sleep for everyone. “As a busy mum and business owner and having worked in the corporate world, I know only too well that we often put ourselves last, where self-care and sleep is the last thing on our minds.” The Beauty + Sleep Retreat, a two-day one night stay, costs €350 per person, based on a twin/triple room, or €400 for single occupancy. 6th and 7th November in Co. Wicklow. The price includes all meals, accommodation, an immersive sleep and beauty program, yoga, access to the swimming pool, fire circle, nature, forest walks, resident alpacas and a Beauty + Sleep gift bag worth €150. Spa treatments are available upon request. See to book.
3. A sleep-focused Portuguese sojourn  Considering an autumn break to sunnier shores? Why not take a trip that prioiritises your rest? Following the stress that many have felt over the course of the pandemic, the Magnolia Hotel in Quinta do Lago, Portugal has partnered with SleepHub®, and has introduced a new Sleep Restoration Experience, available as an add-on for all bookings. SleepHub® provides guests with an enhanced sleep experience using unique, scientific sound technology developed over more than ten years. With the use of the device visitors to The Magnolia Hotel are sure to have a healthy and quality night’s sleep and are ready to experience a relaxing wellness break in Quinta do Lago. Mark McSorley, General Manager Hotel & Residences at Quinta do Lago, comments “At Quinta do Lago, we want every guest to have a memorable stay with us. Our resort offers an active lifestyle and this technology complements that well by enhancing the wellbeing of our guests and ensuring they receive a good night’s rest and a revitalizing experience all round.” For more details and to book your stay at the Magnolia, visit

4. A soothing, silky pillow

When Dublin woman Aisling Grimley found her sleep was disturbed by the heat of a New York summer, she tried a silk pillowcase – which had the magical effect of cooling her down and improved her sleep quality. The chance discovery prompted here to do some research, and when she discovered that silk had been a sleep aid for the wealthy classes throughout history, the seed of a business idea was sown. In 2019, she created The Silk Pillowcase company, a small range of pure mulberry silk sleep accessories, and partnered with two Irish businesses, Flora+Fiona Botanicals and The Nature of Things Essential Oils, to curate sleep-supportive gift sets.

Her timing was spot-on: silk pillowcases have become a runaway beauty trend in the last two years, too, as silk fibres have proven benefits for hair, smoothing and protecting, and dermatologists recommend their smoothness, low absorption and anti-microbial properties for both acne prone and ageing skin. Visit for more details.

5. A helpful sleep journal Some of us like to write in a journal before bed – it’s actually a wonderful habit to have, for mindfulness, relaxation and organisation. Why not log your sleep in a diary designed to support impactful sleep?  The Sleep Care Company, run by Anne Marie Boyhan, a former seriously-sleep-deprived mum and marketeer, helps busy people sleep by designing luxurious bedtime rituals so that they can soak up the benefits of a good night’s sleep, every night. The Sleep Care Company offers a range of sleep solutions, from cashmere bed socks, to diffusers, to essential oils, as well as mindfulness meditations and sleep retreats. Their  luxurious The Sleep Journal, (RRP €30) full of evidence-based sleep techniques, would be a great stocking filler or self-gift for anyone looking to prioritise sleep in their lives. The guide has been designed, written and produced in Ireland. Find out more at new Irish company  or @thesleepcarecompany.


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