09 Aug 2019
Survey: Only about one-third of Americans say they sleep better in hotels


Majority believe mattress is less comfortable than at home 

NEW YORK – As millions of Americans head out on vacation this summer looking for rest and relaxation, it's likely that two-thirds of them won't sleep as well as they do at home.

According to a new survey from luxury bedmaker DUX, only about one-third  (34%) of Americans say they sleep better in a hotel room. The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll for DUX from June 18-20, 2019, among 2,060 U.S. adults.

“Most people don't even think to ask about what type of bed a hotel uses and whether they're comfortable at all,” said Ed Curry, president of DUX North America. “The thing is, if a hotel provides excellent beds it's going to go a long way in assuring you get a good night's rest and that you're ready for your vacation adventures.”

DUX, the Swedish bed company that's produced some of the highest-quality mattresses in the world for 90-plus years, has a longstanding commitment to assuring travelers worldwide get great sleep. DUX beds are found in more than 100 of the finest hotels around the world.

For travelers expecting a quality hotel bed, what they find is often a disappointment. The survey found that while 61% of Americans expect a hotel mattress to be more comfortable than the one at home, that's often not the case. Fifty-six percent said most mattresses at hotels where they stay aren't as comfortable.

Only about 43% of Americans look for hotels that feature specialty or luxury mattresses, according to the survey. That's a shame because one easy travel hack that can improve your vacation is to simply ask a hotel what type of beds it uses.

“It's hard to enjoy your vacation when you're not sleeping well,” Curry said. “So along with following other sleep tips, such as cooling the room and putting technology away, try to find hotels that truly focus on sleep by using high-quality mattresses, linens and pillows.”

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of DUX Interiors from June 18-20, 2019 among 2,060 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, among whom 1,804 have ever stayed in a hotel. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Jake Miller, jake@lsb.com


About DUX

For over 90 years, DUX has blended sleep science with world-class craftsmanship to deliver some of the most advanced beds available. DUX, headquartered in Sweden, is committed to improving life through better sleep, combining research, the finest materials and the most experienced craftsmen, to ultimately provide a more healthful sleep. For more information, visit Duxiana.com, or one of its 22 North American stores.

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