Celebrating World Sleep Day With A Good Snooze

Today is World Sleep Day and all of us know that getting a good night’s rest is essential for physical and mental health well-being, productivity and overall quality of life. Yet, it remains a dream more than a reality for many in Singapore. According to the 2023 Wellness Survey by OSIM, a staggering 95% of respondents (400 Singapore residents, aged 25-65) suffered from poor sleep quality regardless of how long they slept each night. Despite the majority (74%) clocking 5-7 hours of sleep or more, with 7 hours of sleep recommended for adults each night, most wake up not feeling well-rested. This is mirrored by ResMed’s global survey, which saw nearly 40% of Singaporeans getting only one to three good nights of sleep each week.

With personal stress (31%), work-related stress (20%)  and anxiety as the top reason for poor sleep, followed by sleep environment and screen time on their devices before bed, Millennials emerged as the most tired Singaporeans compared to the other age groups, and also had the highest irritability levels due to lack of sleep.

Many try to improve their sleep quality by doing more physical activities such as running or yoga, others try limiting their caffeine and alcohol intake (31%), as well as go for a massage. And all of this is excellent ways to catch a bit more snooze. Thus, this World Sleep Day, go on and celebrate better snoozing with some suggestions.

Go on holiday and enjoy some wellness-centred programs & activities

Heavenly Bed at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

On World Sleep Day, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is inviting guests to experience a holistic retreat featuring sunrise yoga, a guided exploration of the island’s biodiversity, beach water sports, a wholesome Eat Well menu sourced from the BoomGrow farm, and indulgent spa treatments, culminating in a serene escape that harmonizes nature, adventure, and wellness. The Westin Kuala Lumpur is offering a restorative sleep experience with its signature Heavenly Bed and Sleep Well Menu, complemented by sensory elements such as Heavenly Bath White Tea amenities and Lavender Balm, creating a serene environment conducive to a restful night’s sleep. The Westin Desaru Coast Resort invites guests to unwind with energising yoga sessions, a rejuvenating Heavenly Spa Swedish massage, beach activities, a pampering hot bath featuring white tea and aloe amenities, and the option of a curated Sleep Well Menu with sleep-enhancing superfoods for room delivery, ensuring a holistic experience focused on relaxation and an improved night’s sleep.

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has partnered with Savvy Sleep this World Sleep Day to introduce ‘The Westin Maldives Kids Sleep Manual’, designed to guide families through every step to ensure they get the restful and rejuvenating sleep they deserve while enjoying quality time in the Maldives. The manual will provide parents with expert guidance and essential amenities to help the children and babies sleep better, the manual will assist children in drifting off into dreamland through a trove of innovative sleep-inducing activities.

Yoga pavilion at The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali

To mark the occasion, The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud Bali will offer special amenities in all guestrooms, including the signature lavender balm and a soothing chamomile tea, designed to enhance sleep and promote relaxation. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, is celebrating World Sleep Day with a special “Sleep Well” turndown service featuring towel art and a Sleep Well card explaining the celebration’s significance; complimentary wellness sessions and exclusive Sleep Well Ritual treatments at their Heavenly Spa, reinforcing the importance of quality sleep for overall well-being. Additionally, Dr. Jitendra Pokhriyal, the resort’s esteemed wellness expert, will lead a 90-minute wellness session incorporating Yin Yoga and Psychic Sleep Meditation, inviting both guests and associates to unwind and recharge their minds and bodies. The Westin Jakarta will provide special amenities, such as chamomile tea and lavender-infused bites, to promote a good night’s sleep for guests.

As part of a unified campaign dedicated to the pursuit of quality sleep, Westin Hotels & Resorts in Indonesia are also collaborating on a video campaign and social media giveaway titled ‘Share Your Best Sleep Well Routine’, inviting participants to prioritise their well-being and join the global dialogue on sleep health.

Supplement your relaxation

With our busy modern lifestyles, having a little bit of supplement can help to boost one’s overall health and a fun way to consume our supplements is through tasty products such as Holistic Way’s latest Bio-Elixir Shots. For better sleep, try the Holistic Way Bio-Elixir Mood Calming Shot, which contains banana extract, L-Tryptophan, Lavender and Lemon Balm Extract.

Each Holistic Way Bio-Elixir Shot is formulated using the proprietary Double Nutri® technology, ensuring optimal absorption of the key ingredients for maximum efficacy.

The Holistic Way Bio-Elixir Shots are now available via its online store www.holisticway.com.sg and other online marketplace platforms, and will progressively be sold at leading pharmacies, personal care stores and department stores.

More information about the Holistic Way Bio-Elixir Shots can be found online: https://holisticway.com.sg/bio-elixir.

Get active

Head over to Decathlon SG Lab and join Backkickers for circuit training every Monday! Strengthen your running muscles and improve your running efficiency through a series of functional exercises using a circuit training format for strengthening and conditioning purposes.

Sweat it out and sign up here.

Location: Decathlon – Singapore Lab
What to bring: Covered shoes, towel, water bottle, resistance band
Recommended Age: Starting from 16 years old


Don’t forget that it is your habits that will eventually help to either improve or worsen your sleep quality. So do practice some good sleep hygiene and if you still need more tips on creating the best sleep environment, do check out our previous article!

To learn more about ResMed’s 2024 Global Sleep Survey or for help identifying if you have symptoms that could indicate poor sleep health take a sleep assessment for your risk of sleep apnea, visit: https://www.resmed.com/sleepassessment

Images: Decathlon Singapore, Holistic Way, The Westin Hotels & Resorts

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