Sleeping as a stressed-out, disillusioned adult is a challenging and often thankless ordeal, with plenty of time spent ceiling-staring while contemplating the various mistakes and humiliations of the day.
For many people, this is particularly true when sleeping away from the comforts of home; with strange sounds and smells disturbing what precious little restfulness you are able to muster.
But what if hotel rooms were designed to bring you back to a simpler time? A time long before your mind was cluttered with the disappointments and anxieties that affect us all?
A creative team of designers have done just this; dedicating nine months to developing state-of-the-art apartments which include a ‘Woom’ bedroom. As the name suggests, this cocoon-like bedroom is intended to invoke the security and peace you once felt in the womb.
Each ‘Woom’ bedroom at The Zed Rooms includes muted lighting, soft pink walls and high-tech Hybrid mattresses which will help stimulate REM-rich slumber.
Hope Bastine, resident sleep psychologist at Simba, has stated:
If you’ve ever noticed that you don’t sleep as well in a hotel, you’re not alone.
Scientists recognised the ‘first night effect’ over a decade ago, where one half of the brain unconsciously acts as a ‘night watchman’ staying more alert when in unfamiliar surroundings.
With this in mind, tapping into the emotional and physical, no stone has been left unturned trying to soothe the effects of this in the design architecture of our new cutting-edge sleep retreat.
Steve Reid, co-founder of Simba, explained:
The Zed Rooms aren’t a traditional getaway.
They are geared entirely to honing quality sleep away from home. Fine tuning you overnight to navigate at whatever life throws at you the following day.
Fabienne O’Neill, co-founder of Cuckooz, said:
We strive to be at the forefront of innovation within the hospitality sector and to push the boundaries when it comes to guest experience.
Design and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do. We believe our homes should be more than an apartment.
You can stay at The Zed Rooms from £190 per night. Contact the team at [email protected] or call 020 7481 8507 to make a booking.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.