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Simba and Cuckooz join up to improve sleep wellness with womb-like 'sanctuary' in London

Craving a good night’s rest? Hospitality company Cuckooz and bedroom furniture brand Simba have created the "Womb Room", a space that promotes REM sleep by simulating the prenatal experience.

The peach-coloured home away from home, which is part of Cuckooz’s recently outfitted Zed Rooms – a series of serviced flats shaped to improve guests' wellbeing – was created by Studio Stilton and is located a stone's throw from Spitalfields Market.

In their description of the project, the designers said the Womb Room was based both on "the most popular foetal sleeping position" and the "rib cage".

Other amenities in the bedroom include yoga mats, books, sketch pads, and circadian-friendly curtains.

In a statement, Simba's "resident sleep psychologist", Hope Bastine, commented: "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."

Co-founder of Cuckooz, Fabienne O’Neill, added: "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.'"

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Craving a good night’s rest? Hospitality company Cuckooz and bedroom furniture brand Simba have created the "Womb Room", a space that promotes REM sleep by simulating the prenatal experience. The peach-coloured home away from home, which is part of Cuckooz’s recently outfitted Zed Rooms – a series of serviced flats shaped to improve guests' wellbeing – was created by Studio Stilton and is located a stone's throw from Spitalfields Market.
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The Womb Room is one of the highlights of Cuckooz's serviced flats in Shoreditch, London. / Courtesy of Cuckooz and Simba
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Simba and Cuckooz join up to improve sleep wellness with womb-like 'sanctuary' in London

Craving a good night’s rest? Hospitality company Cuckooz and bedroom furniture brand Simba have created the "Womb Room", a space that promotes REM sleep by simulating the prenatal experience.

The peach-coloured home away from home, which is part of Cuckooz’s recently outfitted Zed Rooms – a series of serviced flats shaped to improve guests' wellbeing – was created by Studio Stilton and is located a stone's throw from Spitalfields Market.

In their description of the project, the designers said the Womb Room was based both on "the most popular foetal sleeping position" and the "rib cage".

Other amenities in the bedroom include yoga mats, books, sketch pads, and circadian-friendly curtains.

In a statement, Simba's "resident sleep psychologist", Hope Bastine, commented: "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."

Co-founder of Cuckooz, Fabienne O’Neill, added: "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.'"

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Craving a good night’s rest? Hospitality company Cuckooz and bedroom furniture brand Simba have created the "Womb Room", a space that promotes REM sleep by simulating the prenatal experience. The peach-coloured home away from home, which is part of Cuckooz’s recently outfitted Zed Rooms – a series of serviced flats shaped to improve guests' wellbeing – was created by Studio Stilton and is located a stone's throw from Spitalfields Market.
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The Womb Room is one of the highlights of Cuckooz's serviced flats in Shoreditch, London. / Courtesy of Cuckooz and Simba

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Women's fashion magazine Stylist has entered the fitness market by opening a female-only boutique studio
Creating opportunities for older people to get physically active represents a major driver for growth
Australian fitness franchise F45 has secured deals to open sites in emerging markets across the
The Bannatyne Group has completed a £750,000 redevelopment of its latest acquisition, the historic Cookridge
Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured additional financial backing believed to be around US$300m
Three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion Draymond Green has opened his first Blink Fitness gym
Servicesport UK Limited
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Ukactive has set out on a membership consultation, asking for views on how the not-for-profit
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A majority of mothers do not exercise because it makes them feel guilty about not
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Wellness industry technology platform Mindbody has appointed Phil Coxon as managing director of Mindbody Europe.
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Features
Statistics
While Sweden (21.6 per cent) and Norway (21.4 per cent) have the highest ratios of fitness club members relative to the total population, Ukraine (2.9 per cent) and Turkey (2.6 per cent) have low penetration rates, which could indicate potential for growth
Features
Retention
Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
Features
HCM Celebs
In the name of work, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has undergone impressive physical transformations for film roles such as Thor in The Avengers and Marvel films. Inspired by the public’s interest in his workouts, he’s now created a health and fitness app called Centr that utilises the expertise of his team of world-class experts
Features
Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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The older people get, the more likely they are to have a long term health condition. But getting ill is not an inevitable consequence of getting older, so targeting the over 50s market could bring about multiple wins. Kath Hudson reports
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Features
Analysis
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HCM Celebs
Being a touring musician can be tough on your wellbeing, so country music star, Tim McGraw, developed his own workouts to stay fit. Now he’s collaborating with Snap to launch a gym brand
Features
People
Much of the fitness industry branding is based on a no pain, no gain philosophy, but we didn’t want to present Rabble like that, even though a session is ridiculously tiring!
People
WHIS is a preventative healthcare platform, which empowers people to improve their health and wellbeing by facilitating community engagement
People
With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life
People
As clubs with swimming pools and health and beauty facilities, the low cost model wasn’t going to work for us, but the clubs weren’t as high-end as David Lloyd clubs either. Our first intervention was to win over the staff and encourage them to act as though it was a high-end club
People
We estimate that we have 110,000 children in primary schools that have introduced the Daily Mile as part of the everyday school day. That’s 400 schools, and the feedback is great. It’s been a real success
People
Technogym has helped us ensure that every facility has the same selection of equipment. It’s part of the commitment we’ve made to deliver a top quality service for every community
People
Our members are busy people who, when they come to see us in between their work meetings, want to be pushed. That’s easier with a trainer
People
We noticed this gap in the UK market for a complete workout that invigorates the body while impacting the mind
People
The founders of F45 Training have done an incredible job building a global brand, and with this partnership, we hope to continue to disrupt the fitness industry
People
Promotional Feature
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Legend announces the industry’s first open leisure management platform for all 2,000 of its clients
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: New London PT facility partners with Eleiko
WE11, a luxury co-working studio for wellness professionals, is a stunning facility with a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, changing rooms and The WE11 Lounge.
Opinion
promotion
I’ll be honest - it feels a bit funny writing an opinion piece in an aggregator special when, fundamentally, I can’t really say that I work for an ‘aggregator!’
Opinion: Let's distinguish new market entrants by those that add value and those that don't
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness: Exercise equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Property & Tenders
Will to Win
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Diary dates
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