While sleeping in an unfamiliar place can make it hard for anyone to get sleep, if you’re traveling with someone that you’re not used to sleeping close to and you’ve decided to share a hotel room to save money, you might find it even more difficult to get quality sleep.
Luckily, there are some tricks you can try to ensure that you’re able to relax in your hotel room and get the sleep that your body desperately needs to help you enjoy the rest of your trip. To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for getting good sleep when sharing a hotel room.
Create Some Separation
In some hotel rooms, you might be lucky enough to have two separate sleeping spaces with a door connecting the two areas. In a situation like this, you won’t really feel like you’re sharing a hotel room while you’re sleeping. But if you don’t have a room like this, you might want to try to recreate it by creating some separation between you and your roommate.
Although this isn’t common, you might want to try asking the hotel if they have any partitions or something that can be used as a barrier within your room. If that’s not a possibility, some parents have shared that packing a collapsible shower rod and a curtain can be enough separation to make kids feel like they’re in a separate sleeping area. And if this works for little babies, it should work for giving you a little added privacy, too.
Use A Sound Machine
Sometimes, people find it hard to sleep in hotel rooms because of the noises they hear.
While there’s not a lot that you can do about the noises coming from outside of your room, if you’re worried about you or your roommate snoring or making other noises that might keep you awake, try using a sound machine throughout your room. This can give your room enough background noise to drown out any exterior or interior noises that might make it hard for you to fall asleep or cause you to wake up unexpectedly.
Bring Some Sleep Gear
If you’re worried about how you’ll be able to sleep while in a shared hotel room, you may want to pack for this problem before you leave your home.
Some of the best sleep gear that you can use to relax and fall asleep even in a less than ideal situation includes an eye mask, ear plugs, or a relaxing scent. You might find that bringing your own pillow can help you feel like you’re in a safe and comfortable sleep environment, which can aid you in getting to sleep and staying asleep even in a shared hotel room.
If you’re going to be sharing a hotel room on your next trip, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get a good night’s sleep.