January 8, 2007

To attract customers, some spas and resorts are jumping on the sleep medicine band wagon. According to the latest Sunday San Jose Mercury News Travel section, among hot 2007 travel trends is sleep spas.

The Mercury News quotes Sue Ellis, president of Spafinder.com, as saying, “This trend is just beginning. So many people can identify with sleep deprivation that learning how to sleep well has become something they want to learn how to do, and a spa is the perfect place to do it.”

According to the article, Ellis’s Web site has seen interest in spas with sleep programs triple in 2006 over the previous year. The article, however, did not address the quality of these types of programs and sleep medicine professionals may want to investigate what a spa or resort program consists of before recommending any such package to their patients.

To read the Mercury News article on 2007 travel trends, see http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/travel/16404250.htm