Britney Spears is reported to have checked into a spa for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Since splitting up with her second husband Kevin Federline in November, the 25-year-old singer has been spotted out and about enjoying a whirlwind time in clubs with her A-list friends.

But it all seems to be taking its toll on Brit, who  according to her spokesman  fell asleep in a club on New Year's Eve at a party she was hosting.

US magazine Life & Style claims that she has checked into Sanctuary, an exclusive spa in Arizona, and hints that there may be more behind her decision to go there than to simply pamper herself.

"With these celebrities, 'exhaustion' sometimes means something else and a little rest at a spa sometimes actually translates into something a little more serious," a source told the magazine.

The source then goes on to claim that it was Britney's parents who convinced her to seek her help as it has been "heartbreaking" for them to watch their daughter's recent actions.

Last year Britney admitted to fans on her website that she "probably" took her "new found freedom" post K-Fed split "a little too far".

04/01/2007 08:38:08