MANY PEOPLE DO NOT SLEEP WELL, and according to Dr. Michael Breus, diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and consulting sleep doctor to Six Senses, poor sleep over a period of months and years is associated with long-term health consequences such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
There are several things that a person who struggles to get a good night’s can do to increase the quality of their sleep. Tips include going to bed at the same time each evening, consistency reinforces the body’s sleep-wake cycle; setting your thermostat to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius) for the ideal ‘night’ temperature and energy savings, and making sure your bedroom is completely dark since nightlights, phones and alarm clocks disturb natural melatonin production.
Also topping the list for optimizing sleep is the quality of the mattress you sleep on and your choice of linens.
At Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, great efforts have been made to deliver the best possible night’s rest to guests and the group identified the highest quality, handmade natural fibre bed on the market that is also made based on sustainable practices and components – Naturalmat.
The Six Senses bed created by Naturalmat is a mattress and topper combination made with entirely natural and organic materials, all from renewable and sustainable sources. All Naturalmat mattresses are handcrafted from their premises on the banks of the River Exe in Devon, UK.
The Six Senses mattress has a supportive core made from hand-nested individual pocket springs in cotton casings, these are then sandwiched between layers of natural latex. The mattress is tufted in organic lambs wool. Wool is the perfect natural insulator, its complex structure of fibres allows it to wick moisture away from the body ensuring even body temperature maintenance – keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The Six Senses topper adds a soft top layer to the mattress. Naturalmat bed bases are traditionally made, using FSC timber, which is constructed using solid corner pieces and all components are glued and screwed together to make a really strong and long-lasting bed base.
Guests interested in experiencing the Six Senses Sleep Program, can contact their Six Senses property of choice in advance of their arrival to inquire about the availability of the new bed.
Guests interested in purchasing a Six Senses Naturalmat mattress can place their order at any of the resorts currently featuring the mattresses – Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal and Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman. Orders can also be placed by phone at +66 2631 9777 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six Senses in tandem with Dr. Breus, consulting sleep doctor to the brand, will roll out a group-wide sleep program called Sleep with Six Senses in 2016.