Travellers urged to get a good night's sleep
26 January 2009 10:35
Holidaymakers in foreign countries are being urged to ensure they pick accommodation that can provide them with a good night's sleep.
Many travellers struggle to get enough rest on holiday, despite it usually being associated with relaxation.
This is sometimes to do with the environment in which tourists put themselves, with those staying in a decent bed and being healthy while away likely to get the most sleep.
According to the Sleep Council, staying up later or drinking more alcohol than usual "will add to the disturbed sleep you are already in for".
Jessica Alexander, who works at the advisory body, said: "Some people adapt better to 'sleeping around' than others. If you find it hard, there's no quick fix – except to bear in mind that it's important not to burn the candle at both ends."
She added that those who manage to sleep on a long-haul flight can often reduce the chances of being groggy and jetlagged when they arrive at their destination.
"For those passengers lucky enough to take advantage of the new flat beds on planes, the ability to adopt a more comfortable sleeping position must improve the likelihood of more refreshing rest."