Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep at a Hotel
For business travelers, getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging at best. Our global team members have a few tips to help you beat jet lag and soundproof your hotel room so that you can get a more restful night’s sleep while traveling.
1). Room Location
Try to avoid sleeping near noisy common spaces. Ask for a room at the end of the hall, far away from the elevator, stairs, and ice or soda machines. Higher floor rooms are generally quieter also.
2). Block the Outside Noise
Two words. Ear plugs! Never leave home without them.
Mask noise with a sound/sleep machine, a white noise app, or TV static noise.
Put a towel underneath the door to block sound and light. This also helps keep out any unwanted insects.
3). Block Out Light
For those who are light sensitive, keep your room as dark as possible. Pull curtains together completely so that no light can sneak into your room. Here’s a sleep hack: use the hotel’s clip hanger to clip the curtains closed.
Use a sleep mask. This helps block out light if your hotel room doesn’t have black-out shades.
4). Comforts of Home
Pack some of your comforts from home such as an herbal tea, your pajamas, favorite book, familiar scents, or your trusty pillow. Practicing your typical nighttime routine can help set you up for a restful night.
If your hotel pillow is too firm or too soft than what you are accustomed to using, request a more suitable option from the hotel front desk.
5). Adjust to the New Time Zone ASAP
Our team recommends hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Change your watch to the destination’s time zone when wheels go up on the plane.
Also, our team did agree that it’s always a good idea to set a wake-up call to help you get adjusted to the time zone and ensure that you don’t miss that important meeting the next day.
Check out these additional resources:
33 Ways to Sleep Better at a Hotel – www.independenttraveler.com
Hotel Sleep Tips from Frequent Travelers – www.sleep.org
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