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5 Ways to Go the F— to Sleep

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5 Ways to Go the F— to Sleep

2. Book a Sleep Massage If you’re a massage junkie like I am, you’ve probably fallen asleep on the table at least once. It is the most serene, trance-like kind of sleep, and the on-demand massage app Zeel has a treatment designed specifically to attain that. I gave the 60-minute, full-body treatment a try last year, when it launched. Rather than the vigorous kneading you’d experience during a deep-tissue or sports massage, my therapist told me, the sleep massage uses slow, long strokes along the length of the body to relax muscles and slow the nervous system, lulling you into a sleep-ready state. That was about as much of the explanation as I caught before I was out cold. But the real genius of Zeel’s Sleep Massage is that it takes place in your home, late at night if you so desire (in NYC, the last appointment is at 10:30 p.m.). Unlike after a spa day, you don’t need to jolt yourself out of your Zen state with annoyances like getting dressed and public transportation. You roll off the massage table and into bed. (Which makes the momentary awkwardness of inviting a stranger into your hastily cleaned-up bedroom to platonically rub you up and down totally worth it.)