SLEEP HO­TELS

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Escape -

Tired of be­ing tired? Cre­ated in part­ner­ship with som­nol­o­gist Dr. Michael Feld, the Deep­Sleep pack­age at Swis­sô­tel Berlin com­bines light ther­apy, aro­mather­apy, and nu­tri­tional sup­ple­ments to give sleep-de­prived trav­ellers “bi­o­log­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and phys­i­o­log­i­cal re­gen­er­a­tion”. Guests sleep on “sound pil­lows”, which give off “bin­au­ral beats” (com­puter-gen­er­ated sounds shown to aid re­lax­ation). In the morn­ing, they sit for 30 min­utes in front of a bright-light lamp that mim­ics the en­er­gis­ing ef­fect of the sun, and at night, they spend half an hour in the Pow­erNap Lounge, breath­ing oxy­genre­duced air from a cus­tom moun­tain-air gen­er­a­tor (ap­par­ently, in­hal­ing “thin air” causes ni­tro­gen monox­ide to be re­leased into the blood­stream, which aids re­lax­ation). Pre­fer a nat­u­ral ap­proach? The Sleep En­hance­ment Well­ness Pro­gram at Ka­malaya Koh Sa­mui, Thai­land, aims to ad­dress sleep prob­lems through natur­o­pathic ther­a­pies, treat­ing in­som­nia through an Ayurvedic diet, Chi­nese medicine, and aro­mather­apy. At the end of their stay, guests are sent home with a toolkit of herbal reme­dies, pranayama (yo­gic breath­ing) ex­er­cises, and life­style tweaks to help them to cope with life’s stresses. www.swis­so­tel.com; www.ka­malaya.com

The Beach­front Pool Villa at Ka­malaya Koh Sa­mui of­fers easy ac­cess to the beach

Ka­malaya Koh Sa­mui’s Villa Sea View fea­tures an out­door daybed that over­looks the ocean

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