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6 Tips on How to Get Better Sleep in Poshtels

6 Tips on How to Get Better Sleep in Poshtels

When we’re traveling, we want to make sure that we get enough rest to have the energy to take on the adventures that the next day brings. Many people find that sleeping in a poshtel is difficult, as their roommates may be shuffling throughout the night and the squeaky noise of the bunk bed doesn’t help the case. If this is a problem you’re facing, here are six tips on how to sleep better at poshtels:


1.Choosing the right bed

Most people prefer to sleep in the bottom bunk in poshtels, as there’s more space for you to move around. The problem with the bottom bunk is that you will have to hear all the cranking and squeaking sound of the bunk bed when your mate in the top bunk shifts around. If you find this to be a problem, you may want to try the top bunk for a change. Additionally, you should use the bed that faces the corner, as this will help to reduce the distractions and echos, which might help you to get better sleep.


2.Secure your luggage

Some people find it difficult to relax and sleep at poshtels because they’re worried that somebody will come and steal their stuff while they’re sleeping. The best way to deal with this is to get a securing strap and a small traveling lock to secure your luggage with the bunk bed you’re sleeping in. You should also consider keeping valuable items such as phone, wallet, and passport with you while you’re sleeping.


3.Go to bed early

If you know that you will have a hard time sleeping, you should go to bed earlier before the others come in. Most people in poshtels usually sleep later. So if you go to bed earlier, you will have the room to yourself.  This may allow you to feel more relaxed.


4.Wear a blinder and earplugs

Cheap sleeping earplugs cost around $2 to $3 a pair, but they can be a real lifesaver for someone who has a hard time falling asleep in poshtels. Therefore, if you know you’re someone who can’t sleep when you’re on a trip, you should invest in them to make sure that you can get as much sleep as possible. They help to cut down the disturbing noises, which will allow you to sleep in complete silence. If you like sleeping facing the door or windows, a blinder may be highly beneficial as well.


5.Read about the poshtel before you book it

Your sleep pattern will also depend greatly on the type of crowd in each poshtel. Therefore it’s crucial that you do some research on the poshtel that you’re staying in ahead of time. For example, if you know that you’re someone who has a hard time falling asleep, you may want to avoid staying in a poshtel known for crazy parties.


6.Use your bedsheet as a curtain

One popular way you can increase the privacy in your bed is by using the sheet to make a curtain by sliding it under the top bed. This is a useful method travelers use to add some privacy. Many have found this to be a great way to get a good night’s sleep in a busy poshtel. If you’ve never tried this, we suggest you do it the next time you’re staying in a shared room with bunk beds.


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