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Treat yourself like a guest

Beauty and luxury draw us to a 5-star hotel; the great night’s sleep we enjoy during our stay brings us back. At down etc, we are purpose driven to provide the bedding, bath amenities, and latest information in sleep health and wellness that will allow you to create at home the relaxing sleep environment you enjoy at your favorite hotel. Our hospitality at home collection of products is designed specifically for this purpose.

1.    Protect Your Mattress and Pillows

The first thing you see when you walk into a hotel room is typically the bed; it’s the cornerstone of the room and usually provides the wow factor. However, bed hygiene goes beyond what you can see on the top of the bed. Hotels build their beds from the bottom up by protecting their mattresses and pillows through the constant use of protectors.

Quality mattresses and pillows are an investment. They should be protected from the inevitable sweat, drool, and accidents that will occur, whether in use in a hotel or at home. We recommend (strongly!) the consistent use of waterproof mattress pads and zippered pillow protectors for the same reason hotels do; they provide a barrier against wear and tear, moisture, and stains.

Hotels launder bedding between guests, which might mean the sheets get laundered as often as every day. Although we might like similarly fresh bedding at home, it’s not practical for most of us. We suggest weekly laundering of sheets with which we come in direct contact. Down and feather pillows and comforters should be laundered at least twice a year, prior to storing, or upon soiling. There’s nothing quite like sliding into freshly laundered bedding whether you’re at home or away.

2.    Pick the Right Pillow

Luxury hotels provide our Pillow Butler® program, which includes a pillow menu from which discriminating guests can choose the perfect pillow to be delivered to them in their rooms. We offer our retail customers The Pillow Butler® Program—Five Star Treatment at Home. We’re always available and delighted to discuss everything about the way you sleep to help you pick the perfect pillow. Are you a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or back sleeper? Do you like to sleep on feather and down or down alternative pillows? Do you need a pillow to prop yourself up to read or to watch television? Maybe you need more than one pillow to meet all your needs? You can read our bedding buying guides or contact us. It’s our pleasure to talk you through your pillow options.

3.    Treat Yourself Like a Guest

Think about the slippers waiting for you in your room when you check into a hotel. They reflect a long tradition around the world of leaving shoes, and the dirt and germs they’ve accumulated, at the door. Provide yourself with the same VIP service by keeping our hotel quality slippers handy. Place them at the front door for when you come home or in the bathroom for when you step out of the tub.

Baths can soothe away the stresses of the day and begin a calming bedtime routine. High-quality resort robes, towels, and bath amenities can turn any bathroom into a luxurious spa retreat. Arrange everything soft and cozy that you’ll need before, during, and after your soak, from the head wrap and spa pillow to the cushiony bathmat and fluffy bath towel.

Don’t wait until the next time you travel to treat yourself to a sleep mask.  It’s not simply the duration of sleep but also the quality of sleep that can be improved by eliminating light at night, whether it’s natural light coming through windows or artificial coming from electronics in your bedroom. You don’t need to be at a luxury hotel to sleep like a star. 

4.    Relax Your Senses

Luxury hotels spend a great deal of effort in appealing to our senses. Our five senses not only guide us through our days, they support healthy sleep at night. Our sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch are all critical ways that we experience our surroundings before bed.

One example of the way in which hotels subtly appeal to our senses is by placing a flower in the guestrooms. Seeing flowers first thing in the morning can positively influence the rest of the day. You can bring the power of flowers into your bedroom and bath, too.

Aromatherapy is one of those age-old practices in the news for its potential to reduce stress, ease pain, and improve sleep. We incorporate aromatherapy in our collection of Tiara Silks® aromatherapy pillows to provide the benefits of aromatherapy to you at home. Silk will also feel lovely and protect your hair and skin while you sleep. By focusing on each of our senses, it’s possible to create the right environment for the rejuvenating sleep that we crave.

5.    Focus on Your Sleep Health and Wellness 

You will notice hotels focusing on health and wellness, particularly sleep health and wellness, in the trend of sleep tourism. There is a reason for that; sleep health and wellness are critical to your overall health and wellness. It is the reason we stay current with what is going on in the field of sleep. Since “knowledge is power,” we try to share that information.

We are not doctors, but we want to share what doctors are discovering. While lack of sleep can negatively affect our immune systems and health, the right sleep hygiene, comfortable bedding, soothing atmosphere, and bedtime rituals that foster sleep, can go a long way to improving your sleep and immune system.

Sleeping like a guest at a 5-star hotel is good for you.

-The Team at down etc

 

Read more:

10 Elements of a Luxury Hotel Turndown Service to Recreate at Home

Why You Need a Pillow Protector

Why Do Hotels Use White Bed Sheets?

Bedtime Rituals for Better Sleep

Improve Your Sleep by Focusing on Your Five Senses

What Is Sleep Tourism?

 

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