The Foundation of Wellness? Sleep

Getting a sound, restful night’s sleep reaps countless health benefits. It’s the cornerstone of improved wellness. While most of us understand we should get at least seven to nine hours of solid sleep a night, we take for granted just how important that goal is to our long-term health. According to Sleep.org, here’s a few key reasons why everyone should make it a priority:

  • Improved Focus and Memory. When you get a good night’s sleep, it’s easier to keep your attention on and complete tasks more efficiently. You are also likelier to have fewer memory problems.
  • Improved Mood. When you’re sleep-deprived, your emotions are harder to control and you feel more stressed. So the more sleep that you get, the less cranky you’re going to feel.
  • Improved Productivity. At work, you’ll notice that you get through tasks faster and make fewer mistakes.
  • Less Illness. Your immune system needs sleep to stay strong and fight off colds and other infections—critical when you travel for work. In the long-term, getting plenty of sleep helps reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other serious diseases.

As a whole, we are a sleep deprived country. Studies prove it. Experts continue to stress the importance of getting the required amount of sleep in order to avoid serious health issues down the road. But nowhere is the need for a good night’s sleep more important than when you are away from home. Everything suffers when sleep suffers. Period.

As purveyors of sleep, hotels worldwide continue to make the guest sleep experience a priority and are investing significantly toward this goal. They understand the power of this key differentiator and its impact on guest satisfaction and loyalty. Reviews are hard to ignore. In fact, 55% of travelers said they look for reviews that specifically address sleep quality in a recent TripAdvisor survey.

“The bed is the heart of the guestroom and the foundation of the guest sleep experience,” says Rick Sequeira, VP of hospitality for Serta Simmons Bedding. “What you expect when you stay at a hotel is the promise of a good night’s sleep. In a social network driven marketplace, keeping guests happy has never been more important.”

Visit www.simmonshospitality.com to help deliver the ultimate luxury to guests—sleep.

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