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massage through our Wellness Spa. Our white noise machines and Lullaby Sound CD Libraries are also very popular because they help soothe guests to sleep.

We also offer special relaxation aids for jet-lagged travelers. If guests are experiencing a sore neck after a long flight, we recommend that they rest on our Gelly Neck Roll pillow for 15-20 minutes because the pillow contains a special gel insert that can be warmed or cooled to relieve any muscle tension. Further, as part of our Executive Nap kit, we offer jet-lagged guests a special menu of dedicated services that includes afternoon turn-down, wake-up call, a “Napping Kit” that features The Benjamin’s signature sleep mask, lavender oil that can be added to a warm bath for extra relaxation, a Gan Bei Elixir, and a special door hanger to alert staff not to disturb a “Nap in Progress.”

Do you offer a follow up wake up call for guests concerned about sleeping through their alarm?

Yes, our guests can request wake-up calls at any time throughout the day. We offer a special afternoon wake-up call for our jet-lagged guests upon request.

If I have a sleep problem, what questions should I ask a hotel before reserving a room?

Ask if they can provide a room away from the street and elevator banks and on a high floor for a peaceful, quiet environment. If you experience neck and back pain when traveling, ask what types of pillows the hotel provides to ensure that you can avoid extra stress in those areas. It’s best to know in advance if the pillow option you need isn’t available because it may be best to bring your own.

Anya Orlanska, The Benjamin Hotel’s Sleep Concierge.

Reviewed by David G. Davila, MD (December 2009).

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