You pack a pillow from home, stick plugs in your ears, and light a scented candle.What else helps you sleep soundly in your hotel room?
"You must have fresh air!" says Jim Laybourn of Jackson, Wyo. "Stay in a place with windows that open."
"Request a quiet room," says Nancy Gibson of Missoula, Mont., "away from the freeway,elevators, ice machine."
"Lavender oil on a cloth next to your pillow can have a calming effect," says Leanne Hackney of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
"Turn off the phone ringer," writes Ping Chang of Albany, Calif. "I once received a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call requested by the previous guest. Errr!"
"Stuff a towel at the bottom of the door," suggests Andrea Timothy of Draper, Utah. "It blocks noise and light."
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Illustration by Michael Klein
This article was first published in January 2008. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.