Sleeping In Hotels
Written by: Nina Grace
For many of us it is hard to fall asleep in an unknown or unfamiliar place. Hotels are notorious for guests having a “bad night’s sleep” simply because we – as guests – are used to our own little customs before we go to bed (either that or we have really bad sleeping habits). Here are a few tips that could help change that during your next venture:
- Resume your nightly routines. Shutting down your computer, playing soothing music, or reading a chapter in your favorite book, whatever your nightly routine is at home be sure to continue it on the road. These are small and subtle cues to your body that it is time for bed.
- Avoid the electronics. This is difficult as I’m sure many of us bring our phones and/or computers into our beds (*raises my own hand in shame*). These items give-off daylight spectrum lighting making it that much harder to fall asleep. If you do happen to bring your phone or laptop to bed try to reduce the brightness to about 40%. Removing such items can also relieve stress.
- Put down the fork! Now a small/light snack is perfectly fine, but large meals before bed is a no no. This can cause major indigestion and who has time for that?
- Add homey touches. Bring your favorite scented candle, maybe a family photo, your comfy slippers or socks.
- Keep it cool. The temperature is a key role in a “good night’s sleep.” According to sleep expert Rebecca Robbins of, Sleep for Success, 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius) is the perfect temperature for a good night’s sleep.