Ever come back from a vacation feeling utterly rejuvenated thanks to the heavenly sleep you had in that plush hotel bed?
Quality sleep is not just a luxury, but a necessity, particularly when you are on a getaway with your family, but maybe more so at your house, dealing with the grind of every day life.
The good news is, you don’t have to wait until your next vacation to experience that restful slumber.
Here’s a guide on how you can replicate that hotel-quality sleep right at home, every night.
- Invest in a Quality Mattress and Pillows:
Your mattress and pillows are the foundation of a good night’s sleep. Opt for a high-quality mattress that provides the right balance of comfort and support. Similarly, choose pillows that maintain the natural alignment of your neck and spine.
I will say the one place where most hotels get it wrong is the pillow situation. They almost always go flat about 3 seconds after I lay my head on it. I’ve been on a months long quest to find the perfect pillow for home, and I switch between a super cheap pillow from Target and a Purple Harmony Pillow. Two extremes for sure.
- Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine:
Establish a calming pre-sleep routine to signal your body that it’s time to wind down. This could include reading, a warm bath, or some gentle yoga stretches.
I recently downloaded the BetterSleep app and I have been listening to either a sleep meditation or a sleep hypnosis to drift off to sleep. I’ve found that it helps me to slow my thoughts and I got to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.
- Maintain a Consistent Sleep Schedule:
Stick to a regular sleep schedule, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.
I am speaking to myself here, after a super long week of work, running kids places and everything else that life entails, I love nothing more than snoozing off and on all day on a free weekend morning.
- Design a Sleep-Inducing Environment:
Create a serene, clutter-free bedroom environment. Ensure the room is dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature. Here is one of my biggest tips. Invest in a eye mask for sleep. It had gotten to the point that any glow of light, from electronics, to the curtains letting in the smallest sliver of light, meant that I couldn’t sleep.
Plus if you get a sleep mask, you don’t have to do the pants hanger/hotel curtain trick. You know the one where you clip the pants hanger and curtains together to make sure the light stays outside of your hotel room? No? Just me?
I love my Manta Sleep mask. I have a super basic one, but I use it every night. I am seriously considering upgrading to the one with sound. I love my sleep mask so much it comes with me when we travel.
- Indulge in Some Luxury:
Infuse some luxury into your bedtime by investing in high-thread-count sheets, a fluffy duvet, and maybe even a mattress topper for that extra plush feel.
Look, if you all find the fluffiest, most marshmallow, cloud-like duvet, please tell me. I’ve been on a quest for about 2 years now to create that hotel fluffy paradise. I’ve yet to be able to recreate that.
- Consider Aromatherapy:
Essential oils like lavender or chamomile can help create a soothing atmosphere. Consider using an essential oil diffuser or lightly spraying your pillows and sheets with a relaxing scent. My youngest loves the sleep spay so much he will ask for it from time to time.
Achieving hotel-quality sleep at home is more about creating the right environment and adopting healthy sleep habits. So, make these small investments and adjustments, and drift into dreamland, rejuvenated and ready for the next day’s family adventure!
And seriously let me know if you find that super fluffy duvet cover.