Some hotels are meant to accommodate solo travelers. Others offer fabulous food and entertainment. Still others are said to be haunted and perfect for a spooky weekend getaway. But there’s a new trend in hospitality, and it aims to help fight the global epidemic of insomnia. (It’s estimated that up to 30% of people experience bouts of insomnia.)
If you’re one of those tired-eyed travelers, you might want to consider taking one of these “sleep-cations.” With special meditation classes and spa treatments, customizable pillows and mattresses, and cool in-room additions (sound-blocking sleep strips, anyone?), these properties offer rest as the ultimate convenience. Dream sequel!
Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles
Located in trendy Downtown LA, the Rest & Recovery Suite at Hotel Figueroa is a haven of zen. A week before your arrival, purchase a personalized pillow from Pluto Pillow based on your weight, firmness preference and sleeping position. Once you check in, you’ll sleep on a mattress fitted with a high-tech Eight Sleep Pod Pro cover, which regulates nighttime temperatures with built-in sensors that monitor sleep quality via your smartphone, and help you wake up with a vibrating alarm. . In the morning, recharge with an in-room workout and balancing (probiotics, electrolytes) or replenishing (collagen, amino acids) powder supplements from wellness brand Beam.
Hotel X, Toronto
“Escape to Serenity” – sounds appealing, right? This is the program offered by the Library Hotel Collection, which has locations in New York and Budapest in addition to Toronto. Sleep-deprived guests enjoy all the comforts you would want at home, and more. You can request hypoallergenic or memory foam pillows, special mattress toppers to adjust firmness, sleep masks, and special SleepPhone noise-canceling headbands that play soothing music. And because exercise plays such a big role in sleep quality, some suites come equipped with home gym equipment like indoor bikes, treadmills, and free weights.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Getting 40 winks is no gamble when you book one of this resort hotel’s luxurious Stay Well rooms. After hitting the slot machines or catching a show, retreat to your personal oasis equipped with memory foam mattresses, an aromatherapy diffuser to help create a calming environment, a special dimmer that mimics our natural circadian rhythm, an air-purifying system, and a dawn simulator that illuminates the bathroom vanity (the mirror gently and gradually bathes you in melatonin-suppressing light to help to get up). It’s the ultimate sanctuary on the Strip.
The Benjamin, New York
The elegant property’s Rest & Renew program was developed by Cornell professor of sleep medicine, Rebecca Robbins, PhD. It includes 10-minute on-demand guided meditations on in-room phones, a menu of 10 specialty pillows to choose from (everything from five-foot body pillows to an anti-snore option that elevates the chin for sleepers on the back) and an on-call team trained by Robbins on the fundamentals of sleep medicine to offer personalized tips (take a hot bath, try this relaxation technique) to get better z’s. For the kids in your group, the Winks’ Kidzzz Club helps educate toddlers ages 2-10 about the importance of sleep, with bedtime books, a toddler bathrobe and pillow, and a plush owl delivered to your room free of charge. extra cost.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida
This luxurious getaway believes one way to sleep is through skincare. That’s why the complex recently partnered with sleep wellness brand Longeva to offer the company’s serum, moisturizer and bath products infused with a proprietary blend of relaxing aromas (bergamot , neroli, helichrysum) and sleep-promoting herbs (kava kava, valerian root, St. John’s wort) in each room’s honor bar and as part of Dreamland, a massage available at the property’s spa. At the end of a day spent playing golf or by the pool, a DreamTV channel lulls you with sleep-promoting programming (ocean views and beautiful landscapes with music at tempos that resonate with the associated brain waves to sleep), and ritual relaxation gifts and welcome products are offered in each room.
The Costa Rica Retreat
Could you imagine a better place for a relaxing getaway than the rainforests of Central America? Treat yourself to the resort’s five-night Art of Resting package, where you’ll have one-on-one access to The Retreat’s Ayurvedic doctor, who will offer personalized suggestions on how to improve sleep quality (eating too much or attached to your devices before bedtime?). Part of The Retreat’s approach is to nourish yourself with anti-inflammatory meals that don’t stress the digestive system so you can fall asleep easily. Also on the program: deep breathing exercises, a sound healing session and an hour-long aromatherapy treatment. You will also receive a gift kit with a sleeping mask, comfortable socks, relaxing lavender essence, and a gourmet tea tasting with herbal blends conducive to relaxation.
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