How To Sleep At The Cottage

It can be difficult sleeping around others when you’re accustomed to the sleep habits of one person or you’re used to dozing off on your own. Unfamiliar breathing, tossing and turning in a squeaky bed or loud snoring can make falling asleep seem like an impossible feat. If you’re worried about sharing a hotel room with friends or sleeping in close quarters at a cottage, check out these tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Block out Unwanted Light and Noise It’s difficult to doze off if you’re lying beside a loud snorer or light streams into the room at sunrise. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of a noise machine or use silicone earplugs to drown out unwanted noise, and block out the light with a sleep mask.

Accept a Bad Night’s Sleep All of us have a bad night’s sleep every now and then. It’s important to remember that the occasional sleepless night isn’t the end of the world. In fact, studies show that resting quietly in bed is almost as restorative to the body and mind as sleeping. Also, most of us think we haven’t had a moment’s rest when we’ve actually been dozing on and off for hours.

Stick to Your Regular Sleep Routine While it may be difficult falling asleep when your bunk mates are playing cards or watching TV, try to keep to your regular bedtime as much as possible. Find a quiet corner to read before you turn in for the night, and avoid screens at least an hour before turning out the lights.