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[Not Your Mama's] Sleepover

We've already inspired you to get moving and snack smartly in 2016, and now we want to help you prioritize your zzzzzzs.  Why?  The quality (and quantity) of your sleep can affect your mental health, mood, ability to maintain a healthy weight, and even your job performance.

Check out these bizarre places to lay your head for a night of comfort outside your comfort zone. 

1. Highline Meeting

This is not the hammock in Mama's backyard where you sipped lemonade as a kid. This is an extreme highline festival above the Italian Alps.  Doze off over the Dolomites for a night that's beyond compare. 

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2. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar

The tiny floating islands of The Manta Resort have three levels - a rooftop lounge, a landing deck at sea level, and an astounding underwater bedroom with a 360-degree view of the tropics. Leave the white noise machine at home; you'll have real ocean sounds lulling you to sleep.

3. Kakslauttanen Igloo Resort, Finland

Cozy up with your crush on top of the world (and under the Northern Lights) for a night of unparalleled cuddling.

Choose between glass and snow igloos for a good night's sleep before venturing outdoors on a reindeer safari. You can even visit Santa's house and put in a good word for yourself.

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4. Dome In The Desert, Joshua Tree, CA

Check-in to this secluded geodesic dome house and you'll be feeling like the ruler of a desert wonderland. No neighbors to tell you to turn your music down and no need to worry about big city lights blowing out your view of the stars. Even Refinery29, Justina Blakeney, and Free People are fan-girling over this desert modern abode. 

 

5. Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Stay the night or rent a capsule for an afternoon nap. There won't be anyone else hogging the covers in your tiny kingdom, so you can sleep like a queen. 

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6. Portaledges

They're just what they sound like - portable ledges that can make any tree branch or mountainside suitable for slumber. Visit adventure resort Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht for forty winks in the German Alps.

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7. Isolation Float Tanks

Rest House Float Centre in Melbourne, Australia, is one of the many places you can remedy sleep deprivation with sensory deprivation. The high concentration of salt in the tanks makes floating effortless, and because the tanks cancel out sound, it's also easy to quiet your mind. 

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8. Bubbly Hotel, France

Attrap’Rêves, the Bubbly Hotel, currently has five locations across France, and their bubbles take glamping to a whole new level. You can get all the benefits of sleeping under the stars while leaving the usual hazards of the outdoors (i.e. bad weather and bugs) behind.  Let the sunrise be your alarm after a night of delightful snoozing in the French countryside. 

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9. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

You can sleep soundly knowing that the world's tallest (and most adorable) bodyguards are just outside your door.  They'll peek in to check on you from time to time, and you can share breakfast in the morning to thank them for their service. 

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