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Your Guide To Getting The Best Sleep While On The Move

Sleeping in hotel rooms is a finicky experience for a lot of us. Here are some tried and tested ways of getting a restful night

The first-night effect occurs when a new environment triggers our brains into an enhanced state of vigilance Photo: Olena Yakobchuk on Shutterstock.com
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There’s probably nothing worse than wanting to fall asleep but not being able to. This experience gets magnified when you’re in an unfamiliar place like a hotel room. The term for this phenomenon is called the “first-night effect.” It is thought that the first night in a new environment triggers our brains into an enhanced state of vigilance. Due to the unfamiliar environment, the brain perceives dangers that could ambush you and hence stays alert (and awake).

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