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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — So many of us are running around ragged and not getting enough sleep, but imagine feeling like you’ve had a full night’s rest in just 20 minutes.
As CBS 2’s Susan Carlson reports, it sounds too good to be true. But a spa in Naperville is one of only a few places in the country now offering what claims to be a miracle solution to feeling completely rested.
Taylor Bianchini has suffered from insomnia for 10 years.
“I just have problems just turning my brain off and then just going to sleep,” she said.
After trying diet, exercise and home remedies with no luck, Bianchini discovered a new way to relax – the zen bed.
“Once I did it, it was just fantastic,” she said. “It works almost instantaneously.”
Bianchini says the zen bed didn’t make her insomnia go away, but it made her feel as if she got the sleep she was missing.
“For the rest of the day, I had so much energy. I got so many errands done, “she said. “It’s just a wonderful experience.”
The Timeless Spa and Salt Cave, at 1324 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 100 in Naperville, is one of only five places in the entire country that offers the zen bed experience.
“There’s a liner between you and the table of the bed. The table lowers down into the water,” explained Timeless Spa owner Jody Buckle. “You feel like you’re floating in water without getting wet.”
While submerged in a pool of 98-degree water, clients are also treated with colorful light therapy.
Buckle says the zen bed promises to be so relaxing, studies show just 20 minutes is the equivalent of a full night’s sleep.
“When you’re weightless, it takes away aches and pains and it just takes you to a different state,” Buckle said. “It brings you to the theta state of sleeping.”
Bianchini agrees that it sounds far-fetched that one could actually feel the effects of a full night’s sleep in 20 minutes.
“It does, and I didn’t believe it until I actually did it,” she said.
“Another client got on it and as soon as she was lowered down, she said her sciatica went away,” Buckle said. “It’s not fixing any of the problems, but it’s giving relief to the problems that we do have.”
If you’re curious and want to test it for yourself, the zen bed at Timeless is $30 for a 30-minute session.