Getting a good night’s sleep is very much essential in order to make the most out of yourself during the day and this is even more important, whenever you are traveling. Hence, you should make that extra effort and planning so that your mind and body are rejuvenated, after a good night’s sleep-which is not always easy to have during travels, with a new bed, and in a different time zone.
Don’t worry! We are here with five wonderful tips that will make sleeping easy for you during travels.
Do not use gadgets before sleeping
Avoid laptops, smartphones and other tech gadgets before hitting the bed. Bright screens from these gizmos suppress the flow of hormones that help us to fall asleep. They also stimulate our mind enough to delay the sleeping process and hence, it is imperative that you should not use them at least one hour prior to bedtime.
Silence and darkness
If you happen to stay overnight in a hotel, make sure you use a ‘do not disturb’ board to avoid unwanted interruptions. Although most good quality hotel rooms are equipped with sound-proofing, we recommend the use of earplugs. The temperature of your room is also as important as silence. Make sure to keep the window open or adjust the AC to a suitable temperature as fresh air or a cool room atmosphere can have a huge impact.
Use a good quality eye mask in order to block out intense or disruptive light while sleeping.
Avoid alcohol before bedtime
It is advisable to keep alcohol at bay for a minimum of four hours prior to bedtime as it makes it harder for you to sleep. Same is applicable for tea and coffee too.
You should limit yourself to fewer servings of alcohol too. Bigger servings of alcohol will take much longer for your body to it flush out of your system.
Get into a light exercise routine
A light workout before hitting the bed ( but not too close to having a sleep) will not only revitalize your body after a long day in traveling but also it will exhaust you enough so that you can have a sound sleep during the night.
Have enough sunlight
Having enough sunlight on your skin will reset the body clock so that you get enough sleep during the night.