8 responses to “Women + Travel + Hotel Rooms = Sleep? Not Always!”

  1. Alisa Bowman

    I sleep best when I've been outside a lot–in the sunlight–during the day, have gotten plenty of activity, and am alone (not next to hubby). I can get two out of three while on vacation.

  2. marthaandme

    Thanks for this. I have a lot of trouble sleeping once I've woken up, usually around 4 or 5 am. I am usually quite tired on vacations though since we tend to do a lot of walking and that does help me sleep. I also have trouble with temperature control while traveling. Air conditioning makes it hard for me to sleep – I'm always too hot or too cold.

  3. Sheryl

    Sleeping is a challenge lately! For all of the above reasons. One thing I do ask for when I check into a hotel, is a quiet room far from the elevator. This eliminates a lot of hallway noise; every little bit helps.

  4. Jennifer Margulis

    These are excellent suggestions. I wake up a lot at night too. I have a reading light and a book — I try to make it a boring one — and I often will just read until I fall back asleep.

  5. Katherine

    When I saw the title of this post, I flashed back to my trip across Eastern Europe at age 20 with a friend. We ended up sharing a hotel room in Turkey with a Canadian man we met on the bus from Vienna to Istanbul. (yes, it was a long bus ride.)

    But given the *content* of the post I would say that I now travel with earplugs and a white noise machine. I'm no longer 20 and for a number of reasons I can't travel as lightly…

  6. ReadyMom

    Good suggestions. I find I have a tough time sleeping in hotel rooms. I try using ear plugs, but even in the luxurious digs, it's still tough. I'll try the relaxation technique next time.

  7. Stephanie - Wasabimon.com

    If I wrote this post, it would have been called "Women + Travel + Hotel Rooms = Sleep? Never!" I have to travel with Ambien to get any sleep when I travel. Between noisy hotels, crappy ventilation and jet lag, I always look like a zombie when I travel.

  8. Alisa Bowman

    I can do this if it's the only option. But if I have a choice, I choose a private bathroom. I get up and walk around at night. It doesn't seem to matter what I do before bed.

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