There are a lot of people of who are having difficulties getting a good night sleep when they’re away from their bed. The comfort that it brings is different, even if compared to a bed in a five star hotel. If you’re one of these people, you may find it hard to sleep better when traveling. There are things that you can do to rest well while away from home, so you’ll have the energy to do your activities and enjoy your travel even more.
Avoid Spicy Foods
If you’re not a fan of spicy foods then this wouldn’t be a problem for you. But if you are, you may want to cut off on those foods a bit since they are more stimulating, therefore can keep you awake. More carbs on the other hand can help you get to sleep. But don’t overeat before going to bed, since it would also be difficult if you feel bloated.
Use Noise Cancelling Headphones
It’s already difficult to sleep in your own bed when there’s unwanted noise, much more when traveling. Whether you’re in the airplane or your hotel room, a noise cancelling headphone would be a great item for you as it can block irritating noise that could prevent you from sleeping. You may also listen to songs that would help you get to sleep. Avoid upbeat music as this may just keep you awake.
Use Sleep Mask
It’s small, portable and inexpensive. This is one of your best tools in fighting sleep deprivation when traveling. Sleeping in broad daylight or in a bright surrounding can be a challenge. Our body tends to associate night with sleeping. If you have the chance to catch even just a quick nap, a sleep mask can help you go to sleep quickly, since the light will be blocked from your eyes.
Bring Your Favorite Blanket or Neck Pillow
This would make you feel like you’re in your own bed, so you’ll feel more comfortable, making it easier for you to sleep. The neck pillow would also be a huge help while on the airplane, since you’ll be sleeping on your seat, which can be uncomfortable, especially if it’s a long flight. If you’re really having difficulties sleeping while on flight, you may want to consider getting a day flight instead. Flights that are scheduled late at night are often cheaper. If this is a concern for you, search around and you’ll still find an affordable day flight. With this, you can rest well at home before you fly.
Follow Your Regular Sleep Schedule
One reason why it could be difficult for you to sleep is the change in your sleep schedule. Most of the time, because of visiting various places and partying all night, you tend to sleep in different hours than your normal sleeping time. Since your body is not used to that sleeping pattern, you may find it difficult to fall asleep. As much as possible, go to bed and get up the same time as you usually do. Since your body and mind are used to this schedule, you can sleep a lot better even if you’re in a different environment.
Make the Room Comfortable
Set your hotel room to what’s most comfortable for you. Simple things like setting the right temperature with the air conditioning and closing the curtains to block light can help a lot in getting the sleep you badly want.
Rehydrate with Water
Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your health, but it can also prevent fatigue, which can affect your sleep. It would be difficult to rest if you’re not feeling well.
Get a Massage
This would relax your body and mind, making it easier to sleep. It’s not difficult to find a spa that offers this service. Most hotels even have this so you may not need to go elsewhere to get that needed and satisfying massage.
Use a Do Not Disturb Sign
It doesn’t have to be your honeymoon to have this sign. Ask one from the hotel and hang it outside your door. With this, housekeepers wouldn’t enter your room if it’s cleaning time, so you can avoid being disturbed.
Don’t forget these simple but effective tips for your next travel. A good night sleep will give you the energy to make the most out of your trip.
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