Sleep treat­ments and pro­grams from In­dia to Aus­tralia.

Sleep is the new pre­scrip­tion at well­ness-minded re­sorts around the re­gion. Here are five treat­ments and pro­grams that will have you doz­ing off in no time.

DestinAsian - - DEPARTMENTS - BY JUDY CHAP­MAN

SNOOZE CON­TROL Six Senses’ sig­na­ture Yogic Sleep re­treats use restora­tive spa treat­ments and yoga nidra— a state of deep re­lax­ation be­tween wak­ing and sleep­ing—to re­duce stress hor­mones and re­pro­gram the body. This can now be paired with the Sleep with Six Senses pro­gram, which was in­tro­duced at Thai­land’s Six Senses Yao Noi late last year. Ex­pect a spe­cial bed fit­ted with a high-tech sleep sen­sor and or­ganic sheets, light­ing de­signed to en­hance the re­lease of mela­tonin—a hor­mone that reg­u­lates sleep and wake­ful­ness—and more ( sixsenses.com).

AUS­TRALIAN DREAMTIME Stay­ing in eco-cab­ins on more than 200 hectares of pris­tine Queens­land for­est with lim­ited dig­i­tal ac­cess and zero sugar, caf­feine, and al­co­hol is bound to in­duce a bet­ter snooze, but Gwinganna Life­style Re­treat’s Triple S pro­gram tack­les the prob­lem head-on by fo­cus­ing on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween sugar, stress, and sleep. Guests here learn to break the cy­cle of bad habits like too much screen time and in­sulin-rais­ing foods that con­trib­ute to in­som­nia. Later this year, Gwinganna launches Aus­tralia’s first So­madome, a high-tech med­i­ta­tion pod de­signed to in­duce 20 min­utes of deep slum­ber for peo­ple on the run ( gwinganna.com).

SAMUI SLUM­BER Ka­malaya, a lead­ing well­ness re­sort on the Thai is­land of Koh Samui, of­fers five-, seven-, and nine-night sleep en­hance­ment pro­grams, with daily treat­ments such as the sooth­ing

shi­rod­hara— in which warm Ayurvedic oil is gen­tly poured onto the fore­head—and mind-body men­tor­ing ses­sions with for­mer monks as part of the pack­age. As a bonus, all Ka­malaya guests can add a sleep pro­gram onto their ex­ist­ing re­treats ( ka­malaya.com).

FLOAT­ING ON AIR Tak­ing place in a bam­boo yoga pav­il­ion at the edge of a serene rice field, the new 60-minute Sa­cred Nap is one of the most sought-af­ter spa ex­pe­ri­ences at the Four Sea­sons Re­sort Bali at Sayan. Sim­ply put, you float in a pur­ple silk ham­mock that is sus­pended from the ceil­ing, as the res­i­dent well­ness men­tor, Ibu Fera, re­counts the life story of Bud­dha amid the sounds of na­ture. The sen­sa­tion of gen­tly sway­ing as though weight­less feels so re­lax­ing that most guests re­port it’s the best sleep they have had in years ( foursea­sons.com).

COOL-HEADED At­man­tan, In­dia’s new­est con­tem­po­rary health re­sort and a ru­ral sanc­tu­ary in the state of Ma­ha­rash­tra, brings its guests “sleep ser­vices” that run the gamut from Ayurvedic ther­a­pies such as shi­rovasti (med­i­cated oil treat­ment for the head) to acupunc­ture and mag­ne­sium-rich meals. Also in­cluded are nu­tri­tious meals tai­lored to your Ayurvedic body type, lim­ited caf­feine and dig­i­tal ac­cess, and touches such as a sleep rit­ual aro­mather­apy bath and chi­ro­prac­tic-de­signed bed­ding ( at­man­tan.com).

Above, from top: Post-treat­ment bliss in Gwinganna Life­style Re­treat's spa sanc­tu­ary; Sa­cred Nap ses­sions are held in an all­bam­boo yoga pav­il­ion at Four Sea­sons Re­sort Bali at Sayan.

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