Rest For The Weary: 5 Great Travel-Centric Ways To Celebrate National Sleep Day

the benjamin sleep programDespite the fact that much of America enjoyed a few days of paid vacation this holiday season, sometimes the months of November and December can leave one feeling exhausted instead of relaxed come January. Hotels are great places to get a good night’s sleep – properties have spent millions researching the perfect mattress, pillow and sheet combination to ensure you drift off to dreamland in comfort, if not comfort and style.

Here are a few of our favorite places, programs and tips and techniques to get a hotel-quality sleep at home:

Choice Hotels’ Sleep Inns
When a brand boasts the word “Sleep” in its title, we hope for a good night’s rest. At Sleep Inn, hotels leave “Dream Tips” in the room for guests. One we enjoyed? “Rest fashionably – Wear your socks to bed. They help regulate body temperature for a more satisfying night’s rest.” Rooms also feature soft lighting; warm colors; and serene, nature-oriented
artwork as well as plush bedding to encourage a restful night’s sleep.

Sleep Studies at Canyon Ranch
Sure, time at a spa or wellness resort is relaxing, but those with more deep-seated insomnia issues might want to take it to the next level at Canyon Ranch resorts. Here, medical professionals can conduct overnight sleep studies, sleep analyses and therapy sessions to help guests overcome insomnia and other sleep-related issues. The programs are pricey – therapy begins at $155 for a 50-minute “Sleep Enhancement” session or $2,380 for an overnight study, but hey – nobody functions well without their beauty rest.

Rest for the Weary in the City that Never Sleeps
New York City hotel The Benjamin is well known for its sleep program, which offers a pillow menu, sleep concierge, special pet sleep program called “Dream Dog” and a kid’s sleep amenity called the Winks’ Kidzzz Club.

Diamond Resorts International’s Three-Pound Pillow
Last year, Diamond Resorts launched a 51 oz. pillow, reported to be the heaviest on the market. The hypoallergenic pillow mimics the weight and comfort level found in high-end home pillows. Made just for the hotel chain, these pillows can also be purchased online for under $30.

Hotels With Great At Home Perks
If you love to get your z’s in a hotel bed, you can usually purchase the entire package online from a brand’s website. Shop Hyatt at Home, The Ritz-Carlton Shops, the Westin Home Collection and Kimpton Style right from the comfort of your tablet or laptop.


January is also a great month to invest in linens, as many companies host an annual “white sale” on goods like sheets and towels this month. Frette, Pratesi and Sferra linens are names commonly associated with luxury hotels.

Do Your Research
Looking for the right information about how to sleep better on or off the road? We suggest you visit the National Sleep Foundation for great tips and information.

[Image Credit: The Benjamin]