How to sleep better when you travel
Better sleep gives rise to better mornings, bringing your goals into focus and dreams within reach.
Better sleep will make your vacation more fun.
For most of us, travel has been put on hold for too long. But there’s a whole lot of fun ahead. When it comes to travel, sleep is often sacrificed.
How to relax at the airport
Secure your stuff Make sure your credit cards and passport are tucked inside your shirt.
Stretch it out Try yoga or stretches to release tension.
Wear comfortable clothing Airports are usually cold, so long pants, a sweater, and socks will keep you warm.
Make a pillow Your head needs a soft place to rest so roll up a jacket or scarf.
How to relax in the air
Try not to nap Don't sleep more than 25 minutes.
Stay hydrated Arriving dehydrated will make it hard for your body to adjust.
Travel accessories that double as sleep aides
There’s no denying airplane seats aren't comfortable. Packing a few sleep accessories can ensure you arrive well-rested and ready for your vacation.
Neck pillow This is a must-have and can make ANY trip bearable.
Wear warm socks Planes can be ridiculously cold. Pack socks that will keep you warm.
Noise canceling headphones From fellow passengers to flight attendants to announcements, planes are noisy.
Eye mask The darkness will help you relax into a deeper sleep.
Reserve rest & relaxation at the hotel
If a quiet night is a priority for you when you travel, speak up when booking your room. You’re the expert on what helps you relax and get the sleep you need.
Pack a sleep kit Eyeshades, aromatherapy sprays and a night light if you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Ask for a quiet room Request a room away from the elevator and ice machine.
Check the thermostat Sleep can be disrupted if the room is warmer than 65° F or colder than 54° F.
Shower before bed Showering before bed relaxes your muscles and prepares your body for sleep.