The spa at the Edition Hotel in Miami Beach has lots of options to achieve relaxation. One of those is...sleeping.
Through their "Power Nap" service, Biotic Wave cables are attached to the subject's ear lobes like clip-on earrings. These cables deliver low, alternating electrical currents, intended to propel the subject into a deep, REM, state of sleep. In this 20 minute treatment, the subject bypasses the other usual sleep cycles, reaching this dreaming phase much faster than he/she would if he/she simply went to sleep. After a few hours of treatment, the subject apparently experiences a surge of energy.
This phenomenon of synchronizing brainwaves, called Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) or “electrosleep,” was developed in 1949 to treat sleep disorders. It has additional implications in treating pain disorders, anxiety, and depression, which are often correlated to those with poor sleeping habits.
A gift from the gods? Maybe. But for only $25 dollars, it's worth the try.