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Sleep Tips

Many of the features on this train – including our handcrafted mattresses from Glencraft – have been designed to encourage you to relax and to sleep well. After all, we want our guests to arrive at their destination ready for the day ahead.

That’s why we’ve created some simple steps to sleep well…

Here’s how:
Start by relaxing… you are in good hands and taking time to wind down will promote good sleep.
Enjoy one of our specially selected meals, created to be light and not over-indulgent so as not to disturb your sleep.
Retire to your room… our guests in Caledonian Doubles or Club Rooms can enjoy sleep promoting aromas with toiletries from ARRAN. They have created a lavender and chamomile pillow spray to help you unwind.
Dim the lights and take time to relax before gently drifting off to sleep. Low light levels in the hour before going to bed will help you to feel sleepy and drift off.

After a good night’s sleep

…we all wake up refreshed and revitalised, but there’s more to good quality sleep than having an early night. We’ve worked with sleep expert Dr Louise Reyner to create the perfect conditions for a restful night on board our train this evening.
The quality and quantity of your sleep affects how you feel the next day. Follow our simple steps to help you get a good night’s sleep on board Caledonian Sleeper – the perfect environment for a restful, refreshing and restorative night’s sleep.

Tips for getting a good sleep

  • Avoid stimulants. Coffee and other caffeinated drinks consumed in the evening can disrupt your natural sleep patterns
  • Try not to over indulge. Too much heavy food or alcohol just before bedtime can interrupt sleep. Alcohol may help you fall asleep initially, but could disturb your sleep later in the night
  • Try to relax before going to bed. Perhaps listen to some calming music or try closing your eyes and taking some deep, slow breaths
  • Don’t lie in bed worrying about getting to sleep. Deal with any worries by making a list of what needs to be done the next day
  • Try not to spend the hour before you want to go to sleep checking phones or tablets, as the light from electronic devices can delay the onset of sleep