While being on vacation is utterly exciting, it also means you are staying in a hotel and away from the comfort of your own bed. While hotels often do their best to give you the most comfortable bed possible, getting a good nights’ sleep in a hotel is not easy for everyone.
Here are our tips to ensure you have the best hotel room sleep possible:
- Book a room with the same size bed that you sleep in at home. This along with a pillowcase from home, or ensuring the bed has just the right number of pillows, can create a little home away from home.
- Hotels will always be filled with travellers like yourself, so some degree of noise is to be expected. Keep things quiet by requesting a room as far from the elevator as possible, and on the highest floor possible. We’d also recommend bringing along a pair of earplugs if you are an especially light sleeper.
- Make sure the air conditioner or heater in your room is working. Ensuring your room is at the exact temperature you prefer will give you a much more comfortable sleep without too many disruptions. No one enjoys waking up with the chills or a hot flash!
- Try to stick to the same routine. If you normally head to the gym for a run, then take a shower, and finally enjoy your coffee with the daily newspaper, try to continue the same routine while you are away.
- While some hotel rooms will come equipped with black-out curtains, some will not. Keep things as dark as possible at bedtime by bringing along a sleep mask. If the hallway light seeping underneath the door is a bother, simply place a rolled-up towel on the floor in front of the door.
- Unwind before you officially head to bed by avoiding any stimulating activities. We’d recommend powering down your electronics and busting out a magazine or good book and enjoying a warm cup of chamomile tea.