In-Hotel Sleep Quality (05-05-20)

Xiong, Fan, and Qi studied how well people sleep while staying in hotels; probable guest sleep quality has a significant influence on hotel design decisions.  The researchers determined via a questionnaire distributed to people who had recently spent the night at a hotel that “Assessment of . . . the sleep environment. . . . comprised 12 items, which asked about noise insulation effectiveness, ventilation, bedding (mattress, pillow, etc.), room temperature, light, sleeping state of people in the same room, hotel service level, distance from airport or highway, hotel facilities, color scheme of the room, neighborhood environment, and green space. . . .  hotel characteristics have a positive relationship with sleep experience. . . . hotels need to provide a comfortable sleeping environment and improve service quality. . . . With the development of virtual reality and augmented reality or similar technologies . . . hotels may be able to enhance rooms with the use of digital soundproofing, auto-massage de-stress pillows, and virtual lighting selection.”

Wei Xiong, Fang Fan, and Haiying Qi. 2020.”Effects of Environmental Change on Travelers’ Sleep Health:  Identifying Risk and Protective Factors.”  Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00724