Heading off on your travels can be an exciting and particularly joyful part of the year for many of us, as we look forward to the many sights and experiences the trip will bring. Of course, there are a few home comforts that are often missed whilst away, particularly for those of us who are older and perhaps have difficulty getting around with the same ease as we once did.
If you use an adjustable bed at home, chances are this will be sorely missed on your travels without the right planning and preparation. Instead, make your comfort a priority for your trip, to make sure you truly make the most of your time away. Our travel guide for adjustable bed users will provide you with everything you need to know on sleeping soundly away from home, from securing an adjustable bed to making the most of those twilight hours.
Things to consider when booking a room
The accessibility and facilities available to you during your stay could determine how much you enjoy your time away. As such, it’s vital to make sure your room has everything you could ask for to ensure the utmost comfort for you and your needs.
Look at providers who specialise in adjustable beds
Although many hotels offer accessible-friendly rooms, the majority of these rooms come without an adjustable bed. Instead, accessible-friendly rooms tend to focus on wet rooms and level flooring, as opposed to adjustable beds. As such, it’s worthwhile beginning your search for a room, by browsing the web for accommodation providers that specialise in offering rooms with adjustable beds, such as Disabled Holidays.
Speak to the accommodation for clarification
Alternatively, if you have a specific accommodation in mind, you can head over to the accessibility page on their website to see a list of the facilities they provide for the elderly or those with limited mobility. In these cases, however, it’s always best to get in touch with the accommodation and discuss your own specific needs, to have a thorough understanding of whether or not it is right for you.
Find accommodation with car parking or transport links
You should also try to book into accommodation that has its own car park, preferably with disabled parking bays, so that getting to and from your room is as easy as can be. If this proves to be difficult, the next best option is to find a hotel that is as close to transport links as possible, so that you don’t have to walk too far to get out and about.
Getting a good night’s sleep on your travels
You’ll want to make sure that you are getting the best sleep possible on your travels – especially if you’re prone to sleepless nights – to really make the most of activities and events during the day. It can be so disappointing when a troubled night’s sleep gets in the way of thoroughly enjoying your holiday!
Avoid budget or central hotels
Hotels that are right in the heart of a city centre are more likely to give you a restless night compared to those on the edge of the town you are visiting. Late night bars, clubs and even restaurants tend to be scattered throughout cities, whose customers enjoying themselves could be unaware of how loud they are being. The same can be said for more budget hotels that tend to attract younger crowds who enjoy the nightlife.
As such, it’s worthwhile considering more high-end accommodation, or one that sits on the edge of the city centre within each reach from all the attractions.
Try to stick to your own sleeping routine
It can be very easy to get excited at the prospect of being on holiday, so much so that our bedtime routine tends to fall at the wayside. However, if you’re hoping for a good night’s sleep on holiday then it’s well worth trying to stick to your everyday routine as much as possible. Falling out of a pattern could leave you either lacking sleep or perhaps oversleeping, which in turn can affect how you feel the following day.
Whilst an adjustable bed should be at the forefront of your mind when choosing where to stay on holiday, it’s worthwhile following the rest of the advice from this guide, to ensure your time away is well spent.