When you’re traveling, collapsing into bed at the end of a long day is a treat, but some people have trouble getting a good night’s sleep when they are away from home. If you struggle to get the rest you need when you’re staying in a hotel, there are things you can do to improve your shuteye. Try this advice the next time you are staying in a hotel.
Bring Some Comforts from Home
When you’re traveling, you don’t want to pack your entire bedroom set, but bringing some familiar things can make it easier to get some rest. For example, if there is a cup of tea you usually drink before bed, bring some teabags with you. If you use a sleep mask or a particular spray on your pillows, pack it. Some people find that they sleep better in hotels if they bring their favorite pillows. This is especially true if you suffer from back or neck pain. If you need a CPAP machine, be sure to bring that with you as well. Your doctor can advise you about travel cases or special travel-sized CPAPs.
Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
Sleep hygiene is just as important as when you are at home. Avoid large meals before going to bed, and skip the caffeine and excessive alcohol. Don’t use your hotel room bed for anything other than sleeping. Use the in-room desk or chairs for reading, working, and eating. Make the room dark and cool, so that it supports restful sleep.
Choose the Right Hotel
Where you stay when you travel matters. Pick a hotel with a reputation for good service, comfortable beds and rooms, and a commitment to ensuring that guests are comfortable. It’s worth choosing a hotel where you feel at home.
At the Hampton Inn & Suites in Steamboat Springs, you will find everything you need to set up a comfortable and inviting home away from home. To reserve a hotel room in Steamboat Springs, call (970) 871-8900.