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80 Percent Of Travelers Have Trouble Sleeping While Away

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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If you find yourself tossing and turning while sleeping away from home, then you’re not alone. A new global study commissioned by the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) Hotels & Resorts reveals that nearly 80 percent of travelers have trouble sleeping.

The study showed that business travelers have the hardest time, losing around 58 minutes of sleep a night compared to when they are home. The report also notes that more than 67 percent of people surveyed said they actually feel more tired than when they are home, and nearly half listen to soothing music or watch television to help them fall asleep.

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What is causing this fight for sleep among travelers? It appears that there are three main causes for restless nights: a new environment which can be unsettling and disorienting to many people, unfamiliar noises often found in a new place, and having to work late possibly due to irregular travel hours.

To combat this issue, IHG is partnering with the Lighting Science Group to launch a specialized LED circadian lighting pilot that is designed to help regulate sleep when traveling. Having control over light exposure will help travelers develop healthier sleep patterns and provide a sense of normalcy when on the road.

“Light is the major environmental time cue that resets the circadian clock in our brains each day, which is easily thrown off when traveling,” Dr. Steven Lockley, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School told msn.com.

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All 16 IHG Hotels & Resorts brands will be rolling out the new lighting system that will provide hotel guests the option of having either a blue-enriched white spectrum used to boost energy when awake or the blue-depleted spectrum for evenings and times of sleep.

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