Dream On – Float Therapy and Sleep Deprivation

Insomnia. Jetlag. Stress. Anxiety. All contributors to the malady known as sleep deprivation. Chances are good that the guy standing next to you in the Starbucks line is looking for a fix. As are you. There is also a good chance that this isn’t your first time in this line-today! Billion-dollar industry! And growing!

Canadians are the third most sleep deprived people on the planet. With so much going for us, how have we let sleep elude us? Alarmingly 31% of Canadians report that they don’t get enough sleep. And within that study, men are more sleep deprived that women. According to The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, men aged 30-49 top the deprivation list, some getting only 4 to 6 hours of sleep per night.

Then number one cause… too much screen time. Number two… insufficient exercise (which leads to a whole host of physiological problems sleep being just one).

Sleep is essential.
Regular sustained sleep is unvalued.
Sleep debt cannot be repaid.


And while nothing replaces a full 7-9 solid hours in your familiar bed with your familiar partner, FLOAT THERAPY can help significantly. Here’s the match-up between what sleep experts recommend for their patients and the float experience at GRAVITY FLOAT & WELLNESS.

  • Complete Darkness
  • Total Silence
  • Climate Controlled
  • Release of pressure points and head support
  • Removal of your ‘day clothes’
  • Time

A 90-minute FLOAT has the benefits of a 3- 4-hour sleep! It requires no melatonin, no valerian, no other sedatives. Floating is 100% natural. And while you might not cycle into a typical sleep pattern, you will rest like you have only dreamed of resting.  Your body will relax, rejuvenate, reawaken and recover. Even if you are a side sleeper or a belly sleeper, the water works to move you into a sleep like state on your back. Without hesitation or fear.

FLOATING is not a replacement for your body’s need for sleep. It’s powerful rejuvenating forces are not meant to help you do more on less sleep. Think of floating as supplementary. Like a vitamin you take to enhance your food plan. Or a Pilates class you take to enhance your road riding.
Floating must be experienced to pick up all that science is dropping.

It’s simple. Float, relax, chill out and heal.
The two countries who scored higher in terms of sleep deprivation are UK at 37% and Ireland at 34%.



Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller is a lifestyle writer whose articles and blogs feature interesting people, places and businesses. A former educator, she is a community volunteer and loves living and writing in the Okanagan. loumiller@me.com