IHG® Hotels study reveals surprising guest sleep habits

IHG® Hotels study reveals surprising guest sleep habits

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The study explains that, a new environment and working late are the main reasons for losing sleep. In response, the brand launched circadian lighting pilot in partnership with Healthe® by Lighting Science Group to promote a good night's sleep

The JOURNI™ Mobile Task Light by Lighting Science Group

A recent IHG Hotels and Resorts global study released on World Sleep Day reveals four in five (80%) of travelers struggle to sleep when away from home most, if not all the time. The study explains that, a new environment and working late are the main reasons for losing sleep. In response, the brand launched a circadian lighting pilot in partnership with Healthe® by Lighting Science Group to promote a good night’s sleep for guests at its Crowne Plaza® Atlanta Airport hotel. Guests can easily adjust the JOURNI™ Mobile Task Light, as well as alter its color from the blue-enriched white spectrum of Healthe’s patented GoodDay® technology used to boost energy and performance when awake, to the blue-depleted spectrum of the GoodNight® technology for use in the evening in preparation for bedtime, to promote a more restful night’s sleep.

Report Findings

  • Business travelers lose about an hour of sleep each night when away from home
  • The biggest causes of a restless night’s sleep for travelers are:
    • Different environment (44%)
    • Unfamiliar noises (35%)
    • Working late (35%)

Expert testimony

Dr. Steven W. Lockley, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and advisor to Healthe® said,It’s no secret that traveling can be challenging for our health, particularly when it comes to maintaining our normal sleep patterns. Light is the major environmental time cue that resets the circadian clock in our brains each day, which is easily thrown off when traveling.”

Brian McGuiness, IHG‘s Senior Vice President of Global Guest Experience said, “With so many travelers experiencing sleep disruptions when they’re on the road, we want to do everything possible to make sure our guests at any one of our 14 IHG Hotels & Resorts brands, including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and EVEN Hotels, have a restful sleep while staying with us. We’re excited to be the first hotel company to pilot this technology that uses LED lighting to improve guest sleep. It’s just one of the many programs we’ve introduced over the years to improve guest experiences, such as our Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program with premium bedding and aromatherapy kits and our Holiday Inn pillow menu.”

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