31 Mar Reasons to get a great night’s sleep while travelling
One of the most important things you’ll need while travelling is a quality night’s sleep. The quality of the bedding provided by the hotel, B&B or hostel you stay in will have a massive impact on this, but unfortunately this is a necessity many travellers overlook when considering their accommodation.
Here are a few of the benefits that getting a good night’s sleep offers while travelling:
Better bedding for better health
Getting ill while travelling is obviously not desirable, and although getting a good night’s sleep won’t offer immunity from disease, several studies have found a link between insufficient sleep and several serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity. So ensuring you only stay in accommodation providing high quality hotel bed linen can do much more for you than providing pure comfort.
Resilience to aches and pains
Uncomfortable plane journeys, long waits in airport lounges and bumpy bus journeys can all be the cause of aches and pains. However, many studies have shown a link between sleep loss and lower pain threshold, so getting enough sleep could actually make you more resilient to those aches and pains.
Those long flights, waiting rooms and bus journeys can be enough to make the most seasoned traveller cranky, and while getting enough sleep won’t guarantee a sunny disposition, getting a good night’s sleep can improve your overall mood.
When travelling you have to keep your wits about you, keeping track of schedules, vital belongings (don’t forget those passports!) and all the other logistics associated with travel.
As a result of this, sleep loss can affect how you think by impairing your cognition, your attention, and your decision-making. Studies have found that people who are sleep-deprived are substantially worse at solving logic or math problems than when they’re well rested. You’re also more likely to be forgetful when sleep deprived.
So what should hotels be doing?
Whilst not every hotel will be able to provide you with high-quality Egyptian cotton, bed linen made from cotton blend sheets with a high thread count makes a good start. This allows the fabric to “breathe” ensuring that you stay cooler in warmer climates and hotter in the colder ones, not to mention giving your bed a luxurious and comfortable feel.
This, along with regular washing and upkeep of the rooms will provide you with a calming sanctuary, something you may crave after a busy few days of travel.
So make sure you get the most out of your travels by getting a great night’s sleep. For good overall health and wellness, book accommodation with a hotel using good-quality bed linen.