A good night’s sleep isn’t just for vacations. A travel expert shares specific hotel secrets for sound sleep at home.

Ever wondered how to achieve that perfect sleep you enjoy in hotels, right in your own bedroom? Mark Johnson, from H18YC, unveils detailed his strategies to transform your bedroom into a haven of rest, ensuring a deep and refreshing sleep every night.

Invest in premium bedding

The foundation of a good night’s sleep starts with your mattress and pillows. A high-quality, medium-firm mattress is ideal, however those on tighter budgets can invest in a mattress topper to get a similar feeling of luxury. Complement the set up with pillows that suit your sleeping position—firm for side sleepers and softer for back sleepers.

Select high-thread-count sheets

Choose sheets with a thread count of at least 300, made from natural fibres such as Egyptian cotton or organic bamboo. These materials, favored by luxury hotels for their softness and breathability, help regulate temperature for a comfortable sleep.

Create a soothing lighting atmosphere

Emulate the calming ambiance of hotel rooms with subdued lighting. Use dimmer switches or bedside lamps with warm tones to signal to your body that it’s time for rest. Hotels tend to have multiple lighting options that guests can use according to the time of day.

Maintain a cool room temperature

Hotels know that the secret to a good sleep is keeping the room at the right temperature. Keep your bedroom around 18 degrees Celsius (64°F). This cooler temperature range is scientifically proven to be conducive to sleep and can enhance the quality of your rest.

Incorporate calming scents

Like many luxury hotels, use soothing scents such as lavender or eucalyptus as a form of aromatherapy can relax the mind and create a more restful sleeping environment.

Introduce relaxing sounds

To block out disruptive noises, consider using a white noise machine or a fan. For those sensitive to sound, earplugs can be a simple yet effective alternative. 

Establish a relaxing pre-sleep routine 

When you’re on vacation you are at your most relaxed. This helps with sleep so it is important to recreate this at home. Stop doomscrolling on your phone before you go bed and wind down instead with activities that relax you, such as reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing meditation. This helps prepare your mind and body for sleep.

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