Why DINE vacations are healthy: Catch up on sleep

Reese the cat with a guest from Rabbit Hill Inn

Reese, the Rabbit Hill Inn’s feline innkeeper, enjoys 40-winks along with a guest, as they both catch up on some sleep!

We all know that a good night’s sleep is one of the most important ways to stay healthy. We’re told from a young age that we need our sleep, but too many of us are burning the candle at both ends.  Juggling work, family or perhaps aging parents in addition can be tough, and what suffers is our ability to get enough sleep.  Whether you spend your nights tossing and turning or simply work too many hours a day to get enough sleep, too often that shuteye evades us.  Then, we’re exhausted by the end of the week.

Try fitting in a vacation on top of that and you feel even more time-deprived.  Getting ready to go away can often simply add to the stress in one’s life.  Yet, just like sleep, vacations are an important way to stay healthy, and a vacation to one of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) is one way to revive and refresh…and catch up on sleep.  In our blog post entitled Sleep: The Answer to Everything, we covered five ways that sleep and DINE romantic getaways keep you healthy, wealthy and wise.  If you can’t get enough sleep at home, try an unplugged getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England, and we’re almost sure you’ll find yourself with one of the best night’s sleep you’ve had in months!

And what’s even better is that according to travel expert, Peter Greenberg, a new Swedish study has recently shown that for those who burn the candle at both ends, ending up with only a few hours of sleep a night, there’s hope in sight.  You can actually make up for lost sleep by grabbing extra winks on the weekends or during your next getaway to DINE country.

In his Travel Tips story about how to get enough sleep while traveling, Greenberg tells us that the study actually worked with 40,000 adults for 13 years and found that “those under the age of 65 who slept less than 5 hours a night had a 65% greater chance of death than those who slept an average of seven hours a night.” However, says Greenberg there’s good news–according to the study those who slept in on weekends had no increased risk of death.

So, just like sleep can help combat cancer, bolster your memory and make you smarter, catching some extra zzz’s on weekends and on vacations will also allow you to catch up on the important benefits that being sleep deprived all week have robbed you of.

Next time you spend a week tossing and turning, visit DistinctiveInns.com and plan a last-minute getaway.  We promise we’ll let you sleep in and catch up on the sleep you’ve been missing all week.

Get plenty of sleep at DINE inns

To plan your next getaway to the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England simply click on links below that will take you to each of their websites.

In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

In Maine:  Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport & Camden Maine Stay Inn in Camden.

In New Hampshire:  Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness & Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield

In Massachusetts:  Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Gateways Inn & Restaurant in Lenox, Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield and Captain’s House Inn in Chatham on Cape Cod.

In Vermont:  Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford & Grafton Inn in Grafton

In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport