Do you sleep well in hotel beds?

United States
March 17, 2009 1:42am CST
i do! i am a chronic insomniac but if i am on a trip i usually get so tired of being in the car that ANYTHING feels great and i usually sleep like a baby in hotel rooms.. i always heard of people complaining in the past about the quality of the beds but i never have a problem.. how well do you sleep on them? do you think is the traveling that helps you sleep well on them since your so tired or do you think that hotels are slowly putting more money into getting better beds so that that is a thing of the past?
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@zweeb82 (5745)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 09
I generally sleep well on any bed except if the bed is a KILLER! Haha~!Like the one when my wife & I went to a friend's place & it seems that the mattress was old & the spring was protruding irregularly, haha!~We had backaches after sleeping on that!~
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• United States
20 Mar 09
ugh those are horrible and so are sofa beds! they always seem to have springs or bars hitting my back
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@zweeb82 (5745)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 09
Haha!~In fact it was a sofa bed & we had to carry the mattress & put it on the floor but I guess due to the many years of harsh treatment from the foldable metal structure towards the mattress, it has become deformed
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Hotel beds have definately come a long way over the yrs thats for sure....I too am a Chronic Insomniac and SOMETIMES I do sleep very well in a hotel room but more so deeper than longer..Same wiht at my bfs place, I sleep like a dream when i go to visit him...
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• United States
24 Mar 09
i wonder if we just have something in our home environment that is making us insomniacs since i would think if we were at home we would be everywhere
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Mar 09
hi moonlit....not really the same with my own bedroom...no matter how comfortable i am with the bed , the room and everything..i always sleep well in my own bedroom...funny isnt not?
• United States
20 Mar 09
some people just are that way.. lol.. i hope you dont travel a lot to where you are missing out on sleep
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• Malaysia
19 Mar 09
yeah i think so. hotel beds seems to be rather good these days and the comforter is sooo comfy and warm that i could just sleep in all day.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
i always over sleep the day im suppose to check out lol.. the other days i usually dont because i want to explore but i hate that last day of having to get out of the comfy bed
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@MsTickle (24782)
• Australia
19 Mar 09
I'm having problems both sleeping and staying awake at the moment...cant find that happy medium so necessary for good health and balance. Like you, I can sleep wonderfully in other beds...usually motel rather than hotel.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
what is the difference between hotel and motel? i always forget. i may have meant to put the opposite lol
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 09
If I'm on a vacation, and there are lots of walking and activities that tire me out, then I will sleep like a log. But if it's a business trip, I just can't get to sleep well. However if the business trip is more than 2 days, I will definitely sleep on the third day or so - too exhausted by then.
• United States
17 Mar 09
i dont travel much so maybe its because its new to me.. if i had been using hotels a lot i would prob get my insomnia back like at home since it would become routine lol
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
well, so far... i don't sleep in expensive hotel rooms. we stay in an INN or apartelle. and beds are not good... i wish i can sleep in hotel beds, soft bed and spacious one.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
i usually stay at cheap hotels also.. maybe i have just been lucky.. i usually always go with chains though
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@aidenw (633)
• United States
17 Mar 09
most of the time i don't have any problem sleeping in hotel beds especially if it's a nice hotel with beds more comfortable than my own :) but i have also slept in cheap motels with bad beds with not too many problems. i think you're right traveling makes me tired and i sleep well when i'm tired. one time though, i stayed in a nice hotel for a conference and i couldn't sleep the first night. not sure why.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
i think the only time it was hard for me to sleep in a hotel was when there was shooting going on in the parking lot and lucky me had a room facing it lol
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19 Mar 09
no,i can not sleep well in hotel bed when i am on a trip,i usually used to sleep in my house,except to be so tired too much
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
18 Mar 09
If the beds are good and clean in the hotel room, i can sleep well for hours.I will check beds and toilets when i check into the hotel room first because we will go to hotel for relaxing after many hours of work,traveling or something else.We should be provided quality of services by them.Usually when i go out and spend lots of hours out traveling or site seeing ,i will become tired and get sleep so easily than normal i do.I never had a problem till now,Happy mylotting..
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I have always found hotel or motel beds to be very comfortable. They have high quality sheets, the blankets are soft, the mattresses are very comfortable, and the pillows are great.
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• United States
18 Mar 09
i know i wish i could steal some of their pillows lol.. even when i buy expensive ones they go flat so quickly and theres are always so fluffy
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• United States
18 Mar 09
Yes they definitely are. And you don't have to punch them to make them fluffy, lol. Next time ask them if you could buy a couple of pillows, or if they know where you can purchase some like them.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
17 Mar 09
Earlier I found it quite uncomfortable to sleep in the hotel rooms. I was sort of occupied that those could be carrying germs and all. Bur now I am ok. Though in most cases you do not have a quick nap but you slowly get used to it and sleep your way.
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• United States
18 Mar 09
yeah the germ thing bothers me since im a germ freak but i try to block it out..try..
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
18 Mar 09
But most of the good hotels maintain hygiene. Just think a couple of days back or just before you took over the bed there was a TB patient loving for several days and you know how active and dangerous are the TB germs. lol
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
17 Mar 09
when we were in cebu Mactan we have our favoirtes hotel and room because the ebd is comfortable hard.when we tried the other room we did not have a nice sleep because its too soft.so when ever we are there we reserved that room then yes we sleep well
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• United States
18 Mar 09
is it hard to get the same room each time? next time i travel to new orleans i want to stay in the same room i had but didnt know if it would be hard to always get the same room
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
18 Mar 09
we always booked earlier so that we can get the favorites room number and they knew it since we are more than 9 yrs of their costumer
• Canada
20 Oct 09
My husband and I don't sleep much in hotel/motel beds. LOL Here at home our place is so tiny we can't even have a double bed, so he is on the couch, and I'm in my old single bed. So needless to say, when we get somewhere with a bed that is big enough for two, we don't do much "sleeping" if you get my drift!
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• United States
18 Nov 09
you reminded me of when my hubby and i first were married and moved to florida in our car and got an apt with no furniture but finally was given a couch and both of us were trying to sleep on it when it wasnt a pull out lol
• United States
19 Mar 09
I am the opposite. We came to Orlando yesterday, and I was awake most of the night. I never sleep well in a strange bed. We bought a new bed recently that is adjustable, and has 'zero gravity' for sleeping. It is wonderful, and I miss it so much. Susie. Review of bed on associated content under Susan S., and epinions as susie-34668.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
i know im loving my sleep number bed and will probably have issues with regular hotel beds now that im getting spoiled but before that i had no probs
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@NIECIE21 (365)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I think the beds in hotels are much better now than they were a few years ago! The last few places I stayed at had these awesome matteress that put me right to sleep as soon as i hit the bed...and the pillows are getting better as well =)
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• United States
18 Mar 09
yeah the pillows are great!
@DawGwath (1045)
• Romania
18 Mar 09
I'm an insomniac myself and still sleeping anywhere else than home really helps. That's probably because I like to travel alot.
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• United States
18 Mar 09
makes you wonder if there is something connecting insomnia to home that we both need to realize and change
• India
18 Mar 09
Yes, I do…I’m the opposite of you that is to say I can sleep like a horse…standing up at the bus-stand even! I love sleeping, in fact its one of the few things I enjoy in life and whenever I am traveling, I am just like a child…forever excited about everything right from the road to bus/train, the hotel, the rooms, the bed, the food …nothing fails to catch my fancy. And when I am in a good mood I sleep soundly.
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• United States
18 Mar 09
i love sleep too.. when i can get it
• China
18 Mar 09
Luckily I sleelp well in any place,but i feel the quality of hotel bed is better than my home.
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• United States
18 Mar 09
yeah me too at least till i got my new bed.. now maybe not but still good
@youless (85225)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Mar 09
sleep - people need the sleep
I am very lucky as I have no problem to sleep anywhere. As long as I lie on the bed, I will just fall asleep soon no matter where I am. I love China
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• United States
18 Mar 09
thats the way my hubby is.. he has been known to fall asleep in chairs, floor, anywhere!