Sleeping - How to get rid of the light in the accommodation?

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1. Posted by Tara124522 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

How to resolve the light issues in apartments & hotels while travelling?
Contact the provider before, sleeping masks, has anything else been invented?

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4153 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I doubt the provider will care if you find the room too light.

On the rare occasions that this has been an issue for me I've found a blanket tucked into the curtain rail works pretty well.

If the curtains don't close properly you can use bulldog clips (carried with you, obv) or possibly even the type of trouser hanger which has clips.

Some people take a roll of aluminium foil, wet the window & attach the foil. It should peel off with no issues.

If you're really desperate you can buy portable blackout blinds/material.

3. Posted by Tara124522 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Thanks, portable blinds sound like an option, looking into that now.
I contact them before to check if they have thick curtains or blackout blinds and immediately I'm a difficult guest for some, straight out :)

4. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2194 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Sleep in the bathroom :)

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4189 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

For years I was choosing cheap places to stay in. Curtains did not offer much protection from sunshine or blinking sign advertising. In my travel bag I carry a thin blanket or thick sheet, whatever you want to call it. (I use this for when my flights are cancelled and sleeping in airports.) This sheet works pretty good draped over the curtain rod to darken the room.

Like on planes, trains and buses - a sleep mask can work too! Sometimes you get them free when flying first or business class. :

6. Posted by Tara124522 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

Sleep in the bathroom :)

Or under the bed :)

7. Posted by Tara124522 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

For years I was choosing cheap places to stay in. Curtains did not offer much protection from sunshine or blinking sign advertising. In my travel bag I carry a thin blanket or thick sheet, whatever you want to call it. (I use this for when my flights are cancelled and sleeping in airports.) This sheet works pretty good draped over the curtain rod to darken the room.

Like on planes, trains and buses - a sleep mask can work too! Sometimes you get them free when flying first or business class. :

Thanks, it's the accommodation I struggle with the most, though maybe I missed that aha moment somewhere. Blankie it is :)