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Having guests over for an extended stay during the holidays can be like having a multi-day sleepover with all of your favorite people. (Well, at least some of your favorite people.) But hosting can be stressful, especially if you're the one in charge of making sure everyone enjoys their visit—and gets a good night's sleep.

Instead of panicking, prep by upgrading your guest room, or any room you're converting into a guest room during the holiday season. Read on for tips on how spruce up the spare rooms in your house, and which items you can buy to guarantee your guests don't wake up cranky in the morning.

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1 Provide enough pillows
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Pillows are arguably the most important variable to solid sleep, but they're tough to purchase for a guest room because everyone has a different preference.

Since you probably don't know which of your guests likes a soft pillow or swears by a firm one, keep plenty on hand. Providing options is an easy way to make sure everyone's comfortable.

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2 Prep your pillowcases
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Not all pillowcases are created equal. An easy way to add a bit of luxury is to choose a set in a soft fabric like Egyptian cotton or flannel.

For an extra special finishing touch, give the cases a quick iron and a spritz of a lavender or eucalyptus pillow fragrance.

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3 Find a warm, cozy comforter
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A cozy comforter is crucial for chilly winter nights. For a happy guest, pick one that feels like snuggling up with a cloud, like this non-allergenic LoftAIRE comforter. 

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4 Keep an extra quilt on hand
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In the case that one blanket isn't enough, take a tip from the hotel industry and keep an extra blanket or quilt in the closet. If your guest room is lacking storage space, buy one that looks great layered at the foot of the bed.

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5 Don’t forget the mattress topper
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A mattress topper may seem excessive, but we promise it's the perfect finishing touch. Even though you can't actually see it, a plush topper adds luxurious softness without taking away from the support of the mattress.

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