Dream of Counting Real Sheep to Sleep? World’s First Real Life Sheep Sleep Experience to Open with a Chance to Snooze Under the Stars

The sheep dome located near a beautiful hillside in Sussex will sleep two guests and feature a luxurious double bed

Dream of Counting Real Sheep to Sleep? World’s First Real Life Sheep Sleep Experience to Open with a Chance to Snooze Under the Stars

The sheep dome located near a beautiful hillside in Sussex will sleep two guests and feature a luxurious double bed with amazing views from all angles.

Guests who decide to visit this experience will be able to count the numbered sheep around them before they fall asleep under the stars.

The guests will be able to have dinner under the stars as well as being invited to join a yoga session in the morning before enjoying a beautiful breakfast with locally sourced food and being tended to.

Emma Sleep Creates the Shleep Sanctuary

Sleep tech company Emma Sleep, which is creating the ‘Shleep Sanctuary’ experience, have launched a contest offering two people the chance to try it when it opens in summer 2023.

The dome was created after a poll of 2,000 adults found 44 per cent have struggled to get to sleep this year.

Dr Dennis Schmoltzi, CEO at Emma Sleep, said: “The power of a good night’s sleep can’t be underestimated and it’s clear that the nation needs it now more than ever.

Counting sheep is more than an old wives’ tale – it’s a tried-and-tested visualization technique that Brits are relying on to send them to sleep.

They’re also longing for a serene and peaceful environment to drift off in when they’re struggling to relax, which is incredibly important for sleep quality.”

The Science of Sleep

This study had also found that 23 percent state that they quality of sleep is worse now than ever before along with most people sharing that they can’t even remember the last time they slept well.

Most of the sleeping issues reported are due to living crisis and also with a lot of stress that goes on in normal daily life.

Theresa Schnorbach, sleep scientist at Emma, said: “When practice regularly, these kinds of exercises have been proven to lower the heart rate by encouraging slower breathing and activating the parasympathetic nervous system.

Imaginative distraction is also an effective cognitive strategy to help sleep, where you imagine a pleasant and relaxing image in as much detail as you possibly can – like counting fluffy sheep as they jump over a fence.

The aim is to use as much cognitive capacity as possible so that worrying thoughts are suppressed.” She also states, "Studies show this not only shortens the time it takes to fall asleep but also improves sleep quality.”

For more information on the Shleep Sanctuary and how to stay, you can register on their website.

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