Ever felt that you slept better in a hotel than your own home during the holidays? If you have and think you are going crazy... good news! You're not!

The people over a Mattress Advisor surveyed over 1,000 adults on their sleep habits during the holidays to learn how sleep quality and quantity are affected in this season of the year and why. Here are a few takeaways from that study:

  • Respondents reported a better night's sleep in a hotel or Airbnb than in their own home during the holidays

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  • 14% of people report that traveling affects their sleep quality

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  • Respondents report sleeping almost a full hour more at a friend’s home vs. an in-law’s home

[via Mattress Advisor][/caption]If you feel stressed this holiday season, they do have a few recommendations for you to get quality sleep at home or even on the road.

  1. Plan Ahead
    Even if you operate under the belief that you perform best under pressure, don’t wait until the last minute to get everything ready for the holidays. Start shopping, preparing your home, and getting everything in order sooner rather than later.
  2. Stick to Your Schedule
    Hard as it may be (especially if you have children on a holiday break from school) try sticking to your normal routine. This includes your eating, drinking, exercising, and sleeping habits. Throwing one (or more) of these habits off your typical schedule can have a harmful effect. Stick to the status quo and you’ll be good to go.
  3. Lose the Idea of the “Perfect” Holiday Season
    More often than not, things do not go to plan. So when that happens, don’t let it get to you. If you scale back your expectations of the “perfect” holiday season then you’re less likely to stress out.
    With preparation, consistency, and realistic expectations, it’s possible to survive the holiday season without sacrificing your sleep.

Make sure you are getting your rest this holiday season and don't worry, the party you are hosting or going to will be just fine. Don't stress and happy holidays!

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