Hotel beds: Sleep is one of the most important things for Britons on holiday
Escaping from daily alarms, rest and rejuvenation are all an important part of any holiday. Therefore, getting a good night’s sleep is imperative.
A new study has revealed just how important Britons find having a good night’s sleep while on holiday.
The findings unearthed that a staggering 74 per cent place having ‘a comfortable bed’ on top of their priority’s list when booking a vacation.
In fact, sleep is so important to us Brits, that having a lie-in is almost as enjoyable as spending time with family on holiday, the findings revealed.
Almost a quarter of respondents (24 per cent) said that long lies were the best part of going away, compared with 28 per cent who enjoy holidays as a way to spend quality time with loved ones.
A third of British holidaymakers said they are more likely to get a better night’s sleep on holiday than in their own beds at home.
It is scientifically proven that a lack of sleep is bad for your health and can result in stress, bad moods and even serious medical conditions, says the NHS.
Getting a bad night’s sleep is pretty irksome and can leave you feeling tired and grouchy the next day.
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But could it actually ruin your holiday? Almost a fifth admitted to complaining about the comfort of their beds while on holiday, whether that’s because of lumpy mattresses or feet dangling off the bed.
10 per cent of Britons say they’d lost at two hours’ sleep during holidays due to beds being uncomfortable.
A further six per cent claimed they have even had to cut a trip short due to an uncomfortable bed.
Even more troublesome, 25 per cent said sleep deprivation on holiday have left them too tired to enjoy quality time with loved ones, and a further 16 per cent saying they felt they’d been ripped off.
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Our research shows that Brits put their sleep quality high on the agenda when it comes to holidays
The main factors contributing to a bad night’s sleep while on holiday are because the bed is not wide enough (34 per cent), not long enough (33 per cent), the mattress is lumpy (26 per cent) or the sheets are not clean (24 per cent).
The study, conducted by holiday home manufacturers, Willerby, quizzed 2,000 Brits about their sleeping habits during vacations.
Willerby marketing director, Kirsten Bolton, commented: “Our research shows that Brits put their sleep quality high on the agenda when it comes to holidays.
“Breaks away from everyday life are the perfect opportunity to catch up on well-earned rest, and long lie ins are definitely a holiday highlight that many people don’t often get the chance to indulge at home.”