Enter into the realm of the sandman under the spa’s care.
By Raif Karerat
WASHINGTON, DC: Some spas want to make you feel so relaxed that you’d think you’d be able to fall asleep. Then there’s the Yelo Spa in Midtown Manhattan, where they actually want you to enter into the realm of the sandman while under their care.
Yelo spa founder Nico Ronco came up with this room called the Yelo Cabin — or “Yelo Cab” for short — so that the city that never sleeps can take a nap, according to Fox New York.
Nappers are able to relax in a zero-gravity reclining chair and choose from a plethora of colored light combinations or complete darkness in order to find the perfect ambience — at the cost of $1 a minute.
The Yelo Cab underscores a growing demand for better rest. Millions of Americans are not getting the proper amount of sleep at night and are turning to external services to alleviate the problem.
Fox reported the emphasis on sleep is so great at the Benjamin Hotel that it partnered with Cornell University to create an entire sleep program complete with an exclusive sleep team.
“In addition to black-out drapes and the obligatory eye mask, the Benjamin’s sleep therapy includes 10 different pillows from which to choose including one called the lullaby pillow. It allows you to fall asleep while listening to some tunes on your device — light and mellow ones recommended, of course.” The sleep program even addresses the sleeps needs of children.
The CDC calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. According to the government organization, people who experience sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity.