Hospitality is not an ideal place to work if you’re after a good nights shut eye, so it's even more important that we all make sure we excel at it when we can get some.
Tim Etherington-Judge reveals his tips to helping you supercharge your sleep to boost your healthy, recharge your human batteries, and kick ass in life.
Former bartender turned journalist, Dan Miles is the best-selling author of Filthy Still – a tale of travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails, and a contributor to the Huffington Post, TNT and the New Zealand Times.
Picture the scene – shuffling, shambling figures with dead eyes and blank expressions, ready to chew the brains out of the next person to cross their path. Unfortunately I’m not talking about a zombie movie, but the staff of any hospitality outlet the world over after a long week. The cause – an industry wide lack of sleep.
Despite my best efforts, a great nights sleep still evades me, much like the reason anyone would invent blue curacao. At the height of my insomnia when I was working for a London boutique hotel group, whom I suspect routinely received management training from the Nazi party, the combination of long hours, late nights, bad food and way too much industrial-strength caffeine left me frequently frazzled and occasionally asleep in the store room when I should have been doing stocktake. Since then I’ve worked hard to tackle the problem, unfortunately with mixed results. However as environment plays a huge part in the success or failure of sleep, this month I decided to get serious and turn my bedroom into a temple dedicated to it.Read more
A former bartender turned journalist, Dan Miles is the best-selling author of Filthy Still – a tale of travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails, and a contributor to the Huffington Post, TNT and the New Zealand Times. Here he experiments on himself in order to try and help you, the reader, get a better nights sleep.
It’s no secret that those in the hospitality industry often struggle to get enough sleep – it’s pretty much an official job hazard, along with the uncontrollable desire to talk about Bitters. However in my experience, it’s harder to say exactly how that extra sleep might happen.