If you’ve ever taken a red-eye flight and found yourself in an unfamiliar hotel room. You know the feeling of seeing your bedroom for the first time. You might not be able to discern what colour the walls are painted. Or how tall the ceilings are, but you know if it feels like a palace or a dump. What it will do, is inspire you to add luxury and style to your home.
Luckily, our memories aren’t neatly confined to a single space. In fact, most of them are jumbled, spilling across a multitude of media.
From movies we watched to our unconscious thoughts, one thing remains constant: the state of mind we inhabited during the experience.
In a 2012 study of 41-bed experiences, researchers found that the ones with a sense of excitement or awe. Experienced “security blankets,” a placebo effect that creates a sense of comfort. To add luxury in situations where one might otherwise feel anxious.
On the other hand, sleep paralysis stories typically described horror stories that led one to become panicky. Or panic attacks during sleep. Phones, computers, televisions all exert a transient influence. Reminding us of past traumas or nightmares, toiling in darkness until our awareness slips away into sleep.
Bad memories and traumatic awakenings alike can have profound physiological effects. For example, a study of military veterans found those who remained awake or were kept awake for prolonged periods. Experienced a higher prevalence of elevated heart rates, heart recovery time, and respiration rates. People with PTSD also have higher rates of symptoms when they dream horrifying nightmares and experience sleep paralysis, experiencing increased heart rates and pressure in their chest.
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It’s on this level of physiological arousal that all of your experiences. Even experiences you find deeply disrespectful or distressing — are amplified. “Your vivid dreams, nightmares, and nigh horrors. As well as your daytime memories, can bring on feelings or memories you may not have had before,” writes psychologist Jon Krop in Dreaming: A Scientific Guide for Sleeping, Napping, Dreaming, and Surviving. The boost could be as simple as the feelings one gets from recalling or discussing their frightening life events. Their worst moments, or the life or death circumstances they find themselves in.
These potentially modulating physiological effects aren’t limited to sleep; the same tenets of wakeful states will affect your sense of well-being and happiness throughout the day. A 2011 study found that pleasant surprises can help energize your morning hours. And a 2019 review of sleep research found sleep helps to ease stress during the day. More so than one would expect. Indeed, a 2018 review of 300 studies found that sleep improves the metabolism of fat. Lowers blood sugar, improves coordination, increases attention, and facilitates learning, as well as makes important memories sharper.
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In short, in poor sleep, our bodies respond badly to stress. This can lead to problems with impulse control, memory, attention, concentration, and higher rates of depression. If you experience these symptoms after a night of poor sleep, it’s important to see a sleep specialist immediately.
For Kevin Haggerty, the 30-year-old photographer. That first experience came back in 2015 when he was stuck on a cross-country flight from Europe to Los Angeles.
He booked the room under the name “My Booze, My Bunk and My Dreams”. And scheduled to shoot inside luxury hotel rooms for his travel blog RedFin. After a day and a half of travelling, he went to his room only to find the sheets torn. The dozens of pen drawings strewn about and the pieces of a ceiling missing. His intention to add luxury to his surroundings were thwarted.
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GIF via RedFin
I’m a decent sleeper, but this was completely different from anything I had ever experienced previously. When you fly, you don’t see much, so you get a clear idea of where everything is.Kevin Haggerty
He had mistaken a drawer for a dresser. A cabinet for a shoe rack and for the foot of his bed for the ceiling. The photographs ended up on Instagram, a photo scavenging opportunity that lasted for four days.
Don’t Mix the Furnishings
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The serenity of the last light of evening.
Haggerty, who has 102,734 followers on Instagram, says this kind of experience doesn’t happen often. In fact, he recommends not taking valuable photos.. But taking photos of objects with unique characteristics so you get them again. Items that add luxury to the setting are always welcome.
Shortly after posting the photos, Haggerty began receiving calls from magazine editors and publishing companies, inquiring about the photos. He quickly realized RedFin was a great place to host this kind of piece.
The response was tremendously positive, and by the following week, he had plenty of significant stories to share. Today, the stories on RedFin have been viewed more than 2 million times.
Since then, Haggerty has shared photos online about everything from messy mailings to vacuum cleaners to roller skates. He uses the tips from his previous posts to share after-effects from his photos. For example:
- Distractions mount up when you take pictures of clutter.
- Once you take a photo, you have to use Photoshop and merge together a few different people and a few different rooms.
- Cleaning was surprisingly easy.
Currently, Haggerty is still trying to get one photo off his last post. But he says the attention is bringing him many new opportunities for publishing and marketing his photos.
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The shore is no longer just a destination, it is a state of mind. Bring the scent of breezy days into each room and transport yourself to instant serenity with grounding driftwood and sea salt to relive moments on the beach. By the flicker of a flame, you have entered into an endless summer.
Emerging from the ocean with a fresh frame of mind.
Inspiration from a Hotel Room
For instance, he asked his followers if they wanted to borrow his notes. That was covering the hotel room on the floor. A few days later, he had enough interest to write a book with these notes.
Most airport hotels, and Airbnb’s more generally, are built for an aeroplane that takes off every few minutes. So they’re big and open.
Airbnbs have a few square feet of floor space per person. A typical hotel room is often big enough for two people to lie down. So you’ll feel cramped, trapped, whatever. With your reflection, you’ll probably get a good sense of how big the room is based on how clear your view is. This type of accommodation has little scope to add luxury.
If you’ve ever flown to a far-off exotic location. And you’re confused about whether a certain restaurant looks open or closed, you’re not alone. Travel Reference’s website lets you search for businesses around the world. And it provides a handy language tool to help you determine the status of an establishment based on its maps. But whole countries have no words other than English.
Many travel sites and apps provide a handy glossary of the current language. But it lacks essential details like what cultural groups the country is home to. Not to mention, that glossary is often too expansive to use in one city. Which one to pick? Well, you can’t visit all of Baltimore if you don’t understand Spanish.
Mapping a language only provides a sense of direction and simplifies vocabulary. The following 10-minute language lesson, meanwhile, provides a thorough overview of 14th-century Japanese grammar. No knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary to use the app, which will facilitate conversations with native speakers.
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Understanding the Problem
Language apps are only as good as the location they’re hosted on. Because airports are notoriously terrible places to host apps, it’s easiest to begin a learning journey at a different point in the world.
This interactive Google Maps will take you from Madrid to Barcelona, touching down in Amsterdam and Brussels, before hopping to Paris and New York City.
Let’s not even half-ass this. Google Maps offers a translation toolbar at the bottom of each map, along with a point-to-point button that will take you anywhere in the world.
Even handier, local taxi drivers love sticking laminated cards with the current time right on the side of their vehicles in addition to their cellphone numbers. Tap any cab in Spain, Germany, or the Netherlands, and you’ll get route directions. With a simple tap on the card, you can easily see where the cab is located based on its time of arrival, along with any restrictions it may have. Let me know where Lisbon’s cab driver is at 4 pm.