I am a really light sleeper.
- For this reason I hate traveling.
It is hard enough to fall asleep, and stay asleep, in my own bed with my quiet HVAC system. But, for some reason, hotel HVAC systems are always super noisy. Add to that the fact that I am sleeping in a strange bed, with strange smells, and I find sleeping in a hotel almost impossible. So when my husband wanted to book a romantic getaway I felt very stressed. On the one hand, we really could use some time away from it all. On the other hand, I really could use some sleep too. I didn’t see that happening with a noisy hotel HVAC system. I got stressed about this and so I talked to my psychologist. She suggested that I take my own pillow, take some scented candles, and that I call around and find a hotel that doesn’t use PTAC systems. She explained that PTAC systems are those individual window units that many hotels use. She said that more modern hotels have central heating and air with zone control in every room. Or they have ductless mini split systems. Both are way quieter than PTAC systems. Of course, bringing my own pillow and scented candles will also serve to make the hotel room a little more like my own room and should help me sleep. I decided to give it a try. I called up a few hotels before I found one with a ductless mini split system. I was assured it was very quiet. Now I am looking forward to our trip away. This is going to be fun.