Summary: Information on best hotels and travel accommodation options while away from your home. Reviews of the most comfortable hotel rooms and best beds. Tips on avoiding jet lag, and getting the best sleep using good sleep hygiene tips while having fun on vacation.
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Going on vacation is something that everyone looks forward to. However, having a bad hotel experience can easily wreck your trip. As you know, sleeping poorly effects your daytime experience.
In this section, we explore the Sleep aspect of traveling. The principles of ‘Good Sleep’ that exist at home should carry over to your stay away from home. Getting good sleep will help you to get the best out of your travel experience.
When traveling, staying in a hotel that is quite, clean, and comfortable will make your trip more enjoyable. You want to stay in a hotel that has adequate insulation between the rooms and hallway so that extraneous noises won’t interfere with sleep. Thick ‘blackout’ curtains are a must, especially when traveling to major metropolitan cities. Thick curtains block noise and light.
Some regular travelers recommend following tips for getting good sleep.
When traveling to a different time zone, one must consider the effects of jet lag. Generally, it takes about 1 hour to accommodate to each timezone change. So East Coast to West Coast would take about 3 days to fully adjust.
If you stay from home is only 2 or 3 days, it might not be necessary to try to fight jet lag. If you are going to be away for a week or more, adjusting to the time changes can yield a more pleasurable travel experience. Visit the jet lag pages above to learn tips.
In future sections, ASA will provide detailed information with recommendations of hotels that follow American Sleep Association Hotel Recommendations.
ASA is currently developing facility standards to help promote good sleep for travelers sleeping away from home.