Summer is finalllly here! Time for road trips, cottage weekends and epic summer adventures of all kinds. To make the most of your summer holiday, you’ll need all of your energy so, don’t let a bad night’s sleep ruin your fun.
It can be tough sometimes to get a good night’s sleep when you’re in an unfamiliar bed. Follow our six easy sleep tips to get a great sleep while you’re traveling this summer.
1. Take your vitamins.
Avoid jetlag and travel-fatigue with a well-balanced vitamin B supplement. You’re looking for something with B6, B12 and riboflavin. Combat the effects of fatigue while boosting your immune system with vitamin C and magnesium. And, finally, throw in a natural sleep supplement like this one with valerian root, melatonin and GABA to help you drift off.
2. Pack your pillow.
Sleeping in an unfamiliar bed can make getting to sleep a little more difficult. Bring the comfort of home with you by packing your pillow. It’s yours so you know it’s comfortable and it will remind you of home which can be soothing while you’re away. It can also be helpful to have if you’re on a road trip.
3. Get on local time.
If you’re traveling between timezones, the quickest way to beat jetlag is to get on local time. If you can help it, try not to nap after you arrive so you can reset your sleep schedule ASAP. Another way to help reset your sleep schedule is to adapt your eating schedule to local time as well.
4. Fit in some exercise.
On a long travel day, it can be tough to fit in some exercise as well, but, if you can manage, try and leave time for at least a nice long walk. It will feel good to stretch your legs and it’s also a great way to explore your new surroundings. Plus, it will help combat restlessness at night--there’s nothing more frustrating than being mentally exhausted but kept awake by a restless body. Fit in exercise wherever you can on vacation (beach volleyball, hikes, swimming, frisbee, etc.) and you will have much better sleep.
5. Pack earplugs.
If you’re traveling with a group, you may want to head to bed earlier than everyone else one night so earplugs will be very helpful. Sleeping in a new place, it’s a good idea to anticipate what may disrupt your sleep and come prepared so that you’re not kept awake by a crying baby or a loud snorer.
6. Don’t forget your eye mask.
Not all guest bedrooms or cottage rooms have blinds as dark as you may like. Or, sometimes when you’re traveling your travel schedule requires you to sleep at odd hours. A comfy and reliable eye mask will make all the difference, and it’s small enough to throw in your purse or carry on.
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