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June 23, 2023

‘I had the best hotel room sleep of my life thanks to one small change’

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Sometimes, it feels like an utter pipe dream to be able to score the perfect night’s sleep.

Between snoring partners, early-morning garbage trucks, and loud neighbours, something always seems to interrupt our much-needed snooze time.

And as research has proven, a healthy night’s sleep means a lot more than eliminating the bags under our eyes. Sleep, according to multiple studies, can actually affect our moral compass.

Essentially, sleep deprivation can impact our cognitive ability to make good moral and ethical decisions. What better reason is there to turn in early?

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Emma’s Sleep Hotel experience aims to give guests the best sleep of their lives. (Supplied)

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The sleep experts at mattress company Emma Sleep think so too. They organised a limited-edition sleep hotel stay at a boutique accommodation in Sydney to give Australians the best sleep of their lives.

And I, for one, can attest it truly was the best rest I have ever enjoyed outside of my own bed.

Normally, hotel beds make for an uneasy, restless night for me.

Normally, hotel beds make for an uneasy, restless night for me. Unfamiliar mattresses and pillows that aren’t perfectly moulded to my skull means I’ll toss and turn for hours.

Though incredibly, the Emma team curated a bed with a world-class mattress, pillows, duvets and general cosy vibe that changed all that for me.

It started with food and drinks that were designed with sleep in mind. This included ingredients such as lavender, chamomile, and warm chai.

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The pillows and mattress were designed for my sleeping needs. (Supplied)

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Then, you are tucked into bed (not literally, you do this yourself) of your dreams in a room at The Strand Hotel in Sydney’s Darlinghurst. The accommodation was transformed into 10 ‘Sleep zzZ-suites’ designed by Emma’s team of experts.

Before this, I had a 1:1 sleep consultation with resident “snooze-ologist” – or sleep researcher – named Emma. She asked me about my sleep habits and tailored some pillows towards my needs.

Every night I sleep with two pillows stacked together (which I know isn’t ideal). However, these pillows were so light and fluffy yet sturdy I only needed one this time.

And, miraculously, Emma found a pillow that ensured I didn’t wake up with a stiff neck like I do so many mornings of the week.

The mattress, which was slightly harder than what I am used to, was also perfect for my sleeping body. Soft mattresses, I have since learned, are problematic for rest.

If it is too soft and you sink into it, the mattress may result in your joints twisting uncomfortably and you wake up with sore muscles. 

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I only needed one of these Emma pillows under my head for the ultimate night’s sleep. (Supplied)
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The Diamond Deluxe zzZsuite included Emma’s Zero Gravity Mattress. (Supplied)

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After closing the black-out curtains, I switched off the lights at 10.30pm, my usual bedtime, and closed my eyes. 

I was already feeling comfortably tired thanks to the sleepy gastronomic delights and within a few minutes, I was out cold.

Incredibly, I had a full nine hours of uninterrupted sleep. That’s right, nine

Many parents of young children reading this will probably be green with envy, but I’m not that sorry. It was glorious and I woke feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

Quite often I’ll wake up feeling groggy and wanting a few extra hours of rest, but not this time.

It was the best sleep I’ve ever had in a hotel room and there’s no doubt I’ll fantasise of that cosy bed when I’m struggling to get to sleep in the future.

This writer stayed as a guest of Emma Sleep and The Strand Hotel.

Aussies can win a weekend for two at the hotel from 24th to the 26th of June valued at more than $2000.

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