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I’ve loved having the opportunity to travel so much in the past about 3 years. From business or press trips, to family vacations or visits, I think I’ve done more in the past 3 years than my whole previous life combined. I absolutely love travelling, but have to admit one of my biggest struggles: getting a decent nights sleep! Since I’ve been doing more, I needed to figure out a way to fix this – otherwise I’d be on a trip and completely exhausted. Here’s 10 Tips for Sleeping Well While Travelling that have worked for me – and maybe they’ll work great for you, as well!
Sometimes the reason we aren’t sleeping well on a trip is because our body’s cycle is messed up – maybe because the time change, or you just have to get up and go to bed at different times than normal. Taking these gummies that provide 2.5 mg of melatonin may help your body to reset its sleep and wake cycle.† Not only are they great tasting, but they’re an easy way to help support sleep!† It’s a gummy you can trust! Make sure you grab some the next time you’re at Walmart so you’ll be fully prepared.
#2: Ear Plugs
New places already feel weird, but when you’re trying to sleep it seems like every new sound and creak stands out like a hammer! If the noises keep you from sleeping well when you’re in a new place, take ear plugs. If you’re nervous about not hearing everything, try either keeping them a bit more loose (like comfy ear muffs instead of plugs) or doing just 1 ear – if you do this, I recommend switching ears each night so they’re balanced and one doesn’t get more sore. This can help at least lessen the sounds so you should be able to fall alseep easier.
#3: Have a Little Light
This doesn’t really have anything to do with ‘scared of the dark’ problems, but being in a new place can throw you off when you wake up. Plus, you aren’t use to that random coffee table on your way to the restroom, and nobody wants a bruised chin at 3 in the morning!
#4: Face Masks
Maybe there’s TOO much light coming from under the door to your hotel room, or the smoke detector has an annoyingly bright flashing light on it right above the bed. Whatever the reason, having a face mask can help block out some of those random lights or sights that may delay or interrupt our sleep when in a new place.
#5: Comfortable Pajamas
So I’m a BIG sucker for comfy pjs, but this is especially important when you’re travelling. Beds are already different, as are the blankets and pillows. At least you’ll have some familiar, comfortable pajamas during your travels!
#6: Get Things Ready for the Next Day
Often on a trip, the main thing that keeps me awake at night is worrying that I’ll be all rushed in the morning. Maybe the alarm won’t go off, or what if I need more time that I gave myself? Having everything out and ready for the next day not only helps reduce nighttime worry, but also makes your morning go more smoothly – so it’s a double win!
#7: Review Your Schedule/Task List
This is similar to #6, in that instead of laying awake worrying if you forgot something you need to do tomorrow, or wondering if the meeting was before or after lunch, just review the schedule before bed to put your mind at ease and give it a quick refresh in the morning.
#8: Give Your Body the Nutritional Support it Needs
It’s hard to sleep even at home when you’re not feeling your best, and since travelling may mean not eating like normal, you can help your body receive the nutritional support needed with Nature Made® Multi for Her plus Omega-3s Adult Gummies. You not only receive the daily nutritional support of a multivitamin, but it also has 60 mg of heart-healthy EPA and DHA omega-3s from fish oil (per serving).† Since we don’t always have control over our diet on trips, these gummies are a great-tasting convenient way to help! You can find this (along with the Melatonin) in the MultiVitamin aisle at Walmart.
#9: Plug in Your Phone Overnight
You’re not use to the amount of service your phone may get in your hotel room, so what if it’s touchy and your battery drains a lot more than planned during the night? I like to plug mine in overnight, that way I know it’ll be fully charge and ready to go for the morning, plus I won’t worry about missing an alarm.
#10: Utilize All Those Pillows
I’m use to having hubby in the bed with me, so it’s hard to sleep with all that space when I’m alone! Since hotels often provide several pillows per bed, put some on the sides of you – this helps you feel less alone, plus can also be great for when you roll over and want to snuggle 🙂
Bonus Tip: Don’t be Afraid To Ask!
Hotels and resorts are there to please, so don’t hesitate to ask the front desk if you need something. Maybe an extra blanket because it’s cold, or if you’re looking for a firmer pillow. Whatever it is that may make that little extra to help you sleep better, check with the staff and maybe it’s an easy fix!
Some of the tips for sleeping well while travelling may work for some but not others, so try a few and see what works best for you. Travelling should be exciting and fun – and yes, probably should be a bit exhausting, but not overly so 🙂
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Let me know YOUR tips for sleeping well while travelling!
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