While being away from home can have an impact on your sleep, it doesn’t have to ruin your rest. Whether you’re headed out for an overnight or exploring out of state, there are ways for you to sleep better while traveling. A few simple additions can make all the difference when you’re away from your own bed. Read on for a few of our favorite ways to implement better sleep.
Bring Your Own Pillow
Bring a little piece of your cozy bed with you – your pillow! This small piece can make a big difference in your sleep and comfort while you’re away from home. To ensure you don’t leave it behind after your stay is finished, use a colorful pillowcase to differentiate it from other pillows.
Block Out Light
Ensure your room is cool and dark to get a more restful night’s sleep. Adjust the thermostat between 60 – 67 degrees and draw the blinds. If light is creeping in from under the door, roll up a towel to make your room as dark as possible. Go a step further and wear an eye mask.
Make Time for Movement
Exercise and intentional movement can make a difference in your mood and sleep. Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you have to abandon your routine. Explore a nearby gym or workout class to get your body moving! If a light jog or leisurely walk is more your speed, this is just as beneficial.
Take the time to unwind and relax. Follow your nighttime routine as you would at home to set your night up for success. Whether that’s focusing on your skincare or partaking in light yoga, keeping up with your routine can signal to your body that it’s time to start relaxing and get ready to rest. Consistency is key!
No matter where your travels take you, ensure you’re getting your best night’s sleep. Frequent travelers, what are your favorite tips for better sleep?