A genius idea has been hatched in Sweden. It's called the 72-Hour Cabin.
In September, a slightly scientific experiment took place where five people with stressful occupations -- a German police officer and a French taxi driver among them -- spent three days on a private island in West Sweden just north of Gothenburg. While there, they crashed in glass cabins with naught but some candles a warm, comfy bed.
Sounds relaxing, right? That's the point. Getting "close to nature" -- a VisitSweden slogan -- and away from the stresses of everyday life is good for your soul and health. The test subjects self-reported their stress levels throughout their stay. As you undoubtedly assumed, they saw their stress drop dramatically. “The participants decreased their stress levels [by] almost 70 percent,” Walter Osika, stress researcher and associate professor at Karolinska Institutet, said.