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In addition to the preparations suggested in other answers, I'd like to add an upright sleeping technique that works well in my experience. Check this guy out: It's a surprisingly comfortable position. I've taken multiple-hour naps on several flights this way. It doesn't require sitting next to the window or aisle, and it doesn't require multiple seats. ...


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Bring a self-inflating camping air mattress such as a Thermarest. Rearrange the luggage on the luggage rack to make sufficient room. 2a. Put some of the bags from the luggage rack on your allocated seat if necessary. Lay your camping mattress on the bars of the luggage rack. Get at least some of the other passengers onside by making light of it (presumably ...


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Additionally, many hotels do let you check in early. You might check with the hotel you have already booked. Ask them in advance if they allow early check-in, and if there's any charge. They may say there isn't early check-in, but you can check again when you arrive at the hotel the morning of your reservation. I have found that if they have rooms available ...


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Leaning against the window. Optionally resting on your hand with elbow against the bottom of armchair. Also, crossing your arms, with your hand tucked into your arm pits, can help to keep warm while sleeping enhancing your resting: then lean to the side of train wall to hold your body. A few more tips: Don't rest with your head on the window, so you won't ...


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Get a Window Seat When I reserve a seat on train (or a plane, for that matter), knowing that I would like to sleep during the journey, I often book a window seat. That way I can lean my head on the window, rather than having it hanging in the void, causing me to wake up every ten minutes as soon as the neck ache kicks in. Moreover I place a ...


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Promoting a comment to an answer I think what you want is a Day Use Rate. Not all hotels offer them, but many do, especially around airports. As the name suggests, it's the use of a room in the hotel during the day, but not overnight. Typically, you'll have to be out by late afternoon, so that the room can be cleaned in time for a guest to use it from ...


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Well this is one good thing about backpacker hostels. In a hostel you still may need to wait until check in time, but they should always have one or more common areas with couches, beanbags, hammocks, deckchairs, etc. where you can doze off. They also have shared bathrooms so you can have a shower almost any time. This doesn't mean you have to sleep in a ...


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One thing I noticed is that more expensive hotels tend to have softer mattresses and fluffier pillows. While probably not universal, it might be worth experimenting with selecting a slightly lower class hotel, or just a different chain. In extreme cases, sleeping on the floor is of course an option, even at home I have to do that sometimes when I've a ...


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Sleeping in the airport should not be a problem. Your situation is not uncommon at all. The need to spend the night at the airport either for early flights or connecting flights happens. There is even a website dedicated to this subject with tips regarding the policy of the aiports about people sleeping and the best places to do it. ...


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There are trains to Schiphol every hour through the night, it's the Heerlen end of the trip that make it difficult. So you could first go to Utrecht, sleep there and catch a train in the morning. Or go all the way to Leiden or Amsterdam by train on Saturday afternoon and take a train, bus or taxi on Sunday morning. Depending on how the type of ...



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