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Make Sure Your Houseguests Sleep Tight with These 6 Tricks

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Kara
01.06.15

When you’re sleeping in an unfamiliar room for the first time, a good night’s sleep can be a little elusive. So how can you make sure your guests are resting comfortably when they come to stay? A few small details can make all the difference.

Here are six tips to make sure your houseguests get the best night’s sleep:

1. Help Control Noise

Sleeping in an unfamiliar place often means hearing unfamiliar sounds, and that can make it difficult to sleep at all! What sounds like background noise to you can feel like Chinese water torture to your guests, so offer white noise to help cancel it out. Add a spare fan to the room, sync up an iPod to play apps like SimplyNoise or Sleep Fan or purchase an alarm clock that plays pink noise and soothing sounds. You can also place disposable earplugs in a nightstand drawer, too.

2. Add Some Night-Lights

Even when you try to find the bathroom at night in your own home, there’s at least a 10% chance of a toe-stubbing event. For guests, it’s way higher! Before your houseguests arrive, add a night-light in the hallway or near the bathroom door to help light the way. No more stubbed toes in the middle of the night!

3. Don’t Skimp on the Pillow Options

We all have our pillow preference – some like extra firm, some like super plush. Unless you wish a terrible night’s sleep on your friends and family, when it comes to pillows, give them more options! Just copy what you see in hotel rooms: offer two medium-to-firm pillows, two medium-to-soft and a reading pillow to help prop up the neck and back for any bedtime reading.

4. Know How Much Light Enters the Room

Since you don’t sleep in your guestroom, you probably aren’t aware of it’s lighting quirks. If your guest area has south- or east-facing windows, you can expect a hearty amount of sunshine in the AM, which will piss some guests off. So make sure your guest room has easily adjustable curtains. You can also provide lightweight, disposable sleep masks (easy to find at the Dollar Store) for added comfort.

5. Change for the Seasons

A good night’s sleep for guests can often be dependent on the time of year. Summertime? Make sure the room has lighter blankets and a cooling fan near the bed. Winter months? Place a few heavy blankets at the foot of the bed and add an electric space heater. Also, if the space where your guests are staying has wood floors, place a cushy rug beside the bed.

6. Bring on the Relaxing Smells

Soothing aromas like lavender or vanilla can help houseguests wind down before bedtime. Provide candles or linen spray (homemade or store-bought) on the nightstand. Avoid any scents that are too overwhelming - sometimes less is more.

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