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How to Get Good Sleep While you Travel

There are many factors that affect your sleep pattern while you travel, from jet lag, change in diet and exercise, or just having to sleep in a bed that is not your own. To enjoy your trip, anywhere you go, you have to be well rested. Here are some tips to get some much needed ZZZ's:

  • Prevent pre-travel stress: you don't want to miss out on sleep before traveling! Have everything ready, your bags packed, your passport in your carry-on, all the little things you might need, already taken care of.

  • Catch up on sleep while you travel. This is easier for some people than others, but some comfy clothes, noise-canceling headphones, and a neck pillow will help more than you think.

  • Healthy habits on the go. Eating healthy, not overdoing the caffeine, and doing some form of physical activity are great ways to keep your body in its natural circadian rhythm.

  • Accessories: sometimes you need a little extra help, and that's alright! We suggest comfortable pajamas, a sleeping mask, melatonin, ear plugs or noise-canceling headphones, and a white noise machine or a meditation app.

  • Don't overdo the naps! Don't get me wrong; I love a good nap. But if you take one that's too long, you might throw yourself off your regular sleep pattern.

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