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Researchers from Brown University believe that safety is paramount when sleeping in a new location. For example, the first night in a new hotel is often a restless one. Experiments have shown that “part of the left side of the brain” remains “more active… specifically during a deep sleep phase known as slow-wave sleep.”
This allows the sleeper to awake quickly if the doorknob starts creaking at 3 a.m. The brain usually settles down after the first night in an unfamiliar place. However, when travelers change beds frequently, the cumulative effects begin to take their toll.
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