Hotel-induced insomnia is a common problem for guests. Crippling jet lag, unfamiliar surroundings and frustrating disturbances can all exasperate a guest’s sleep situation. Yet ensuring a peaceful night of sleep for your guests can make the difference between a good and bad hotel experience. Guests need to feel refreshed and energised when they wake, whether they are in for a day of sightseeing or business duties.
Although the sleeping habits of your guests are ultimately out of your control, there are various measures you can implement to help them as much as possible, from staff education to providing the best hotel bedroom supplies. The Benjamin Hotel in Manhattan even has a specially curated sleep programme run by a sleep medicine expert. Featuring a pillow menu and other impressive sleep-inducing offerings, we are not suggesting you need to go to these lengths. Nevertheless, it only take small steps to lead to sweet dreams:
Reduce hotel noise
The squeak of a food trolley being wheeled down the corridor, the persistent ‘ding’ of the lift, or the raucous cheers of a stag do in the neighbouring room. There are a myriad of potential opportunities for nightly disturbances so it is important to reduce them where possible. Install the appropriate level of soundproofing, educate staff and put up tasteful signs to remind guests to keep the noise down during sleep hours.
Comfy hotel bedding
There is nothing worse than falling into bed at the end of an exhausting day of travelling to be met with a painfully solid ‘thump’. Guests will likely be spending the majority of their time at the hotel in bed, therefore it needs to leave a good impression. Make it so comfy that they drift into a deep sleep the moment their head touches the pillow.
Begin with the mattress but don’t stop there. Provide plush pillows and deluxe duvets. Engulf them with comfort and they will never want to leave, which can only be a good thing. Here at Hotel Supplies, we offer a range of high quality hotel bedding, from luxury goose feather pillows to snug mattress toppers for an additional level of comfort.
Earplugs and eye masks
For those guests who are particularly sensitive to excess noise and light, offer a practical but luxurious turndown gift. Ear plugs to block out any unplanned noise disturbances and eye masks to keep out excess light. Small gestures that can make a big difference to a night of peaceful sleep.
Do not disturb sign
On the topic of minimising disturbances, deter any unwanted visitors by supplying a do not disturb sign. Especially if your guest has had a particularly late night, having the option to display a do not disturb sign to any early morning cleaners will put their mind at rest that they can enjoy a peaceful lie-in.
Hot water bottle
To achieve the ultimate level of cosiness, guests will appreciate having the option to cosy up to a hot water bottle. Reminiscent of home comforts, a hot water bottle is a sure-fired way to help your guests achieve a level of contentment that will send them into a dreamy sleep. Choose from our luxurious black quilted hot water bottle cover or our cosy white waffle cover. Safety conscious, hygienic and smart, our hot water bottle range is perfect for keeping even the chilliest of guests warm and comfortable.
Relaxing hotel toiletries
A popular way of bringing on a natural sleep is to have a lovely warm bath or shower before bed. Enhance this method further by providing an impressive selection of hotel bathroom amenities. Choose products that comprise natural ingredients and offer the ultimate relaxation experience. Feeling clean, relaxed and refreshed, your guests will then be ready to enter a sanctuary of sleep.