Questions tagged [sleeping]

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Below standard baby crib

Recently, I went to a hotel in Switzerland. I phoned weeks in advance to make sure they had a baby crib for my 5 month baby. They told me “Sure”. When we arrived in the room, the crib was so old and ...
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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Overnight at Schiphol airport or hotel needed? [duplicate]

I will go from Belgium (Brussels Midi Railway Station) to Netherlands (Schiphol airport) so I am supposed to arrive there on Saturday at 11:24pm and then wait like 10h for my next flight which takes ...
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A decent over night sleep at Brussels Charleroi Airport

Is it possible to arrive at night and sleep for a couple of hours inside the Brussels Charleroi Airport before taking an early flight? If so, are there any decent places to sleep/rest?
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Best seat for sleeping on megabus red-eye trip in USA? [closed]

Do all the seats on megabus lean back? Are some some seats better for sleeping than the others? I am planning a 9-hour trip, and I would like to be able to sleep.
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Why do US hotels sandwich the blanket between two sheets instead of putting it inside a duvet?

Every US hotel I've stayed in so far sandwiched the blanket between two sheets, instead of putting it inside a duvet cover (example of what I'm talking about) like most people do at home. The first ...
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Is traveling inherently sleep inducing? [closed]

I always find it curious how no matter: the time of day, the mode of transportation, the duration of the journey - traveling seems to be incredibly sleep inducing. By traveling I mean - taking ...
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Most respectful way to set alarm when sharing the room

I'm a pretty heavy sleeper and sometimes I need to wake up earlier for a bus/flight or to catch early light. When sharing a room in a hostel type place, what's a good way to set an alarm without ...
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Are hotel beds rated?

Is there any kind of bed rating system for hotels? I would like to only rent at hotels with extremely firm mattresses. It seems to be nearly 100% hit or miss. I've stayed at hotels expensive hotels ...
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Is it safe and legal to sleep in my car in California (L.A. area)?

I will be visiting California and some parts of the US West Coast in the coming September. I'd like to rent a car for travelling, and to reduce travel expenses I would like to sleep in it some nights. ...
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Navigating the layers of American hotel beds: where are you actually supposed to sleep?

Silly question perhaps but I'm a bit puzzled. The bed has a mattress, mattress pad, sheet 1, sheet 2, a thin white blanket, sheet 3, duvet with a removable cover and some more decorative stuff. In ...
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How to avoid taking bed bugs along with the luggage

Today me and my girlfriend faced a problem while staying in a airbnb rented room in barcelona - we woke up with bed bug bites all over our bodies. We've instantly decided to move out of this place. ...
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Sleep in car on road trip from San Diego to Laredo [duplicate]

I am planning a trip from San Diego, CA to Laredo, TX around December. The itinerary takes me from San Diego, CA to Tucson, AZ, then on to El Paso, TX on the first day; the next day it is straight ...
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What is the purpose of this cloth in hotel?

What is the purpose of the cloth across the bed? I see it at many hotels and it does not seem to serve any purpose other than make it look nice. Any idea what it can be used for? Ps. The purplish ...
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A place to sleep during a 13-hour layover in Charles-De-Gaulle airport?

I will likely have a layover of 13 hours, from 20:45 (evening) to 10:30 (morning) in Paris CDG, flying in from outside the EU. I want to get the closest thing to a full night's sleep, in a bed, in a ...
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Are there places to spend the night inside San Jose Airport?

I'm planning one day visit to San Jose, California (morning to evening). I'm arriving at SJC around 11.30pm and hoping to go to the city early morning, the next day. Until that is there a place where ...
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Sleeping at Toronto Pearson YYZ airside?

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/northamerica/toronto-airport.htm says A few free sleep pods are available airside. Unfortunately, we don't know the exact locations. Can we do better? I will have ...
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Is it possible to sleep at Podgorica airport?

I will fly to Podgorica, Montenegro. My plane arrives about 23:30, so I would like to sleep at the airport until something like 06:00 and then go to the city. Is it possible to sleep at the Podgorica ...
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Is there a good place to sleep/wait 9 hours in Nairobi Airport?

It appears that I will need to leave the secure area in NBO to collect my bags and re-check for my next flight, which is early the next morning. Is there a safe/quiet place in the general airport (...
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How do I effectively block out sunlight in a hotel room in a place where it's sunny for long periods of time?

I'll be flying to Anchorage, Alaska, very soon. In Anchorage during the time I'm traveling, it's common for the sun to not set until it's past 11:00 PM, and for the sun to rise very early in the ...
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Is it normal to walk around an (American) hotel in pajamas?

I recently spent a weekend in a hotel with a bunch of friends and colleagues. To help cut down on costs, some of us shared rooms. I like reading before I go to sleep, but my room-mate was tired and ...
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How do I prevent my head from drooping while trying to sleep on a plane?

Even with the seat back lowered as far as it will go, my head droops forward when I try to sleep. This causes me to soon wake up with either a stiff neck or because of "the head jolt". The neck ...
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Places to seat/sleep at SFO pre-security

I wonder if there any seat or couch at the pre security area in SFO. Best,
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Why are there no 2,3,4,5 tier bunk beds on airplanes?

Lie-flat seats in business class, are a fact of life. Even private cabins and showers are now a fact of life on airplanes. I have traveled on bunk beds in economy style class train cabins for >22 ...
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Hourly hotels/capsules near Haneda Airport that allow late morning stays?

I will soon have the dubious pleasure of landing in HND at 5 AM, after an overnight flight that I know from experience won't let me get much sleep. I have a hotel for the night, but check-in time isn'...
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If I have to put up with bed bugs can I prevent bites or stop the itch?

Sometimes you find out too late that your room or bed has bed bugs. Now I'm not afraid of bed bugs. They don't carry disease so they're far safer than mosquitoes. But I find the itching from the ...
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Sleeping in Yosemite park

I was thinking of renting a camper van and wondered if it's safe to sleep in the van. Are there designated areas where one can park and stay overnight in a van?
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Are there any night bus companies, with beds, in Europe?

I heard of companies in South America that travel by night and offer beds in the bus. A friend, recently in Colombia, used them and refered to that as: "very good service, the buses are very high ...
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Can I exit the airport on a layover in China?

I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, I am considering a flight with an overnight layover in Chengdu. I am just looking for a place to crash. Will I be able to stay in a hotel? How will I ...
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Is there an inflatable pillow that can be inflated by hand : a piston, hand pump or a rotating handle? [closed]

Is there an inflatable pillow, preferably ultra-light material, and inflatable by hand, not by blowing with the mouth. May be with a small hand piston or hand pump. There are these torch lights that ...
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What's the best way to get sleep on a train in a sitting compartment?

In late December this year I'll be travelling on an overnight train in Russia. Unfortunately all of the tickets have already sold out for that particular train, with the exception of the sitting ...
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Sleeping bus laws in Europe? [closed]

We are working on a project to set up a sleeping bus service within some European countries and between different European cities. But we are not sure about national laws related to safety belt ...
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Double bed in Germany

I recently slept in a hotel in Berlin. The hotel is a 4 (maybe 4.5) stars respectable hotel which belongs to a known brand, near the Alexanderplatz. I specifically ordered a king size bed, but when I ...
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How far in advance can I pass security and enter the airside in Schiphol?

I have a very early flight in Schiphol. Since I don't have any other way to arrive there in the morning I will have to go the previous day. Although I will be arriving quite late, it would be nice ...
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Switzerland - sleeping in the car?

Is it allowed in Switzerland to sleep in the car (2 people, small car, in small vilages)? I want to go there (near Lozana) but I have not much money, so I don't want to spent it on hostels. Is it ...
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Mattresses are too soft: how can I get a better night's sleep in a hotel?

I've noticed that mattresses (and pillows) in hotels tend to be softer than I'm used to, and I don't get a good night's sleep like I do at home. I don't have anything super-special going on (no weird ...
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Is it safe and legal to sleep in car -*not* RV- in Canada (Alberta and BC)?

I'm going to be driving from Edmonton to Vancouver in August and splitting it into 3-4 days. I also don't want to spend money on accommodation and want to experience living in a car for sometime. Is ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

I'm a 16 year old citizen of Ukraine, living in Poland, and I want to travel to Lofoten, northern Norway, by hitchhiking from Warsaw. One of the adventure's goals is to spend as little money as ...
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Is it good courtesy to leave the bed made when checking out of accomodation? [closed]

I was always taught to leave the room in a clean condition when checking out of an accomodation. When staying somewhere with my parents, we gave the room a look-over and tidy it up into the condition ...
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Sleeping in sleeping bag at Helsinki Vantaa airport

I’m going to have a trip through Helsinki Vantaa airport in June 2017. I will arrive late in the evening, but my train won’t leave until early the next morning, so I need to spend one night somehow. ...
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Does the Sealdah-Puri Duronto Express train have regular sleeper coaches?

The Duronto express trains have mostly AC coaches. Are there also any normal sleeper coaches on it?
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Good movie/cinema theaters in Manhattan for sleeping through a movie?

I have an unusual plan for spending a Sunday night in Manhattan -- I'll be busy until 11pm or so, and my flight leaves at 6am from Newark. This means I'll likely have to leave Manhattan by 3am at the ...
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What is the overnight wait room situation in bigger rail stations in Spain (Madrid and Valencia)?

I'm currently building my itinerary for crossing Spain by land (need to get to Almeria) and the better train connections I found unfortunately arrive to their transit destinations (Madrid Chamartín or ...
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How to manage with an unusually hard bed?

The bed in the hotel I am staying at has the rigidity of wood! It gave me a terrible night as I woke up every hour or so with loss circulation in my limbs. Even after spending the whole night in bed, ...
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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia airport Terminal M to Klia2 and sleeping overnight at Terminal M

I will traveling to Kuala Lumpur on Qatar Airlines which lands at terminal M. After few hours I will catch a flight to Jakarta, Indonesia from KLIA2. Transferring from Terminal M to KLIA2, do I have ...
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Where to sleep at Frankfurt airport

I arrive at Frankfurt international airport in the morning (9 am) and I have to wait 10 hours until my next flight. Also I don't have a visa to get out of the airport. What is the best way to get some ...
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On a long drive in France are there places to shower and securely park my car?

I'm debating if I should go for a long drive (possibly overnight) in France. That is not sleeping in a hotel or any sort of accommodation. If I opt to do so, are there places where I can shower and ...
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What's the cheapest way to stay in Copenhagen? [closed]

A friend and I want to spend a week in Copenhagen to see the city. Copenhagen is ridiculously expensive and I am searching for a place to stay for both of us without bringing a sleeping bag with us. ...
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Work in exchange for food and dorming at a Buddhist temple

For a while, I've been fantasizing about running away to a Buddhist temple for a month or so to work in exchange for hours of group meditation time, dorming, and food. I'm going to be spending the ...
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pros and cons of air mattress, sleeping pads, folding foam futon, sleeping bag in long layover? [closed]

I have been trying to figure out what is cheaper, lighter and has a long shelf life between an air mattress or/and sleeping bag. The obvious use case is sleeping on the floor when on a long layover ...