Trying to catch sleep during travel doesn’t come easy for many people. Sure, there are people who have no problem falling asleep anywhere, but others need to feel more comfortable before enjoying a good night’s sleep. Whether it’s the kids in the next room making a racket or the bellhop’s luggage cart squeaking its way across the hall, here is how you enjoy sleeping in an unfamiliar location.
Do Your Research
On some occasions, there’s no avoiding noise. The hotel may be located next to a construction site, which might mean jackhammering and drills sounding off late in the night. Or the street in front of the hotel may be home to late night speed races from the local community. Before you book the room, do a bit of research.
Hotels know when they can offer a good bed, and they’ll advertise it for all the world to know. When a hotel markets its heavenly beds, know that they aren’t doing it for show. It might be a bit expensive, but at least you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to toss and turn all night looking for the perfect spot.
Just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you have to stay up late. If you have a routine back home, employ it on your travel. The closer it feels to your normal routine, the easier it will be for you to grab peaceful sleep.
Ramona Maharaj City of Hamilton is an avid traveler. An English teacher who is now living in Ft. Lauderdale, she spent the better part of seven years traveling and teaching in Asia and South America.