Wellness and sleep have become hot topics amongst those looking to slow down in today’s non-stop world. World Sleep Day is celebrated every year on March 17th and aims to raise awareness of the importance of good sleep for our health and well-being, an element of modern-day life many of us neglect. While we could simply tell you to hit the snooze button a few more times this World Sleep Day, we have a better solution.

Lack of sleep has been linked to several health conditions and getting your eight hours is key for your physical and mental health. That’s why we’re thrilled to be announcing a global partnership with our favourite light therapy experts, Lumie, giving guests the opportunity to loan a wake-up light for free during stays at selected hotels around the world. With a shared passion for innovation and functional technology, we hope this collaboration empowers YOTEL’s on-the-go guests to reconnect with their natural rhythms and achieve their best-ever sleep, mood and energy performance.

Ever heard of sleep hygiene? Neither had we. Turns out this is huge when it comes to getting a quality night’s rest. Less screen time in the evening, avoiding caffeine and having a regular sleep schedule are good places to start so your brain can slow down and get to the good stuff.  The way you wake up also matters. Anyone relate to a pitch-black room with a piercing alarm being snoozed every 8 minutes? Not exactly a calm start to the day! Designed to help regulate sleep cycles, Lumie’s Bodyclock Glow 150 mimics the natural rising and setting of the sun, waking you gradually and effectively, leaving you instantly more alert and energised once awake – much better than that dreaded phone alarm. In the evening, Lumie can also help you wind down naturally, with low-blue light and a fading sunset to create an optimised environment for a great night’s sleep.

Obviously, we love to travel but crossing time zones can be an instant disruptor to even the most squeaky clean of sleep routines, letting your body’s circadian rhythms become desynchronised, causing difficulty falling asleep and waking up in the morning. Fortunately, waking up with the help of a natural light lamp can reset the clock (literally) so you can live your best life in a new time zone.

The Lumie Bodyclock Glow 150 is now available to request for free from Mission Control at YOTEL London Shoreditch, YOTEL London City, YOTEL Edinburgh, YOTEL New York Times Square, YOTEL Boston, YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport, YOTELAIR London Gatwick, YOTELAIR Paris and YOTELAIR Changi Singapore Airport subject to availability.