Tips For Better Sleep When Traveling

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A Few Helpful Tips For Better Sleep When Traveling

I am sure for most of us getting a good restful sleep while away from home can be extremely difficult. As you may have already noticed, a good night’s sleep is important and especially so when traveling, particularly for business travelers.

There are many factors that can affect our slumber and experts say if we try to follow the Six Laws of Sleep, we can improve our quality of sack time most anywhere.

Tips For Better Sleep – The Laws of Sleep

Woman Sleeping on Bed

Experts in this field recommend seven to eight hours of sleep in a perfect world, but at least 30% of the general population suffer from lack of rest to downright insomnia!
Let’s have a quick look at these proposed laws of sleep and how we can put them into use while traveling away from home.

Law of Cycles…

Woman With Insomnia

Our bodies adjust to regular sleep cycles within our biological clock. We are creatures of habit and we are used to resting in the dark and typical the same time each and every day. Try to keep as close to a normal bed time schedule as you can.

When shifting time zones, do all your best to adapt to that time zone right away! Avoid naps and do your best to sleep in a quiet dark room or as close to the environment you are used to at home.

Law of Relaxation…

celebrity sleeping on plane

Relaxation will definitely aid in your rest period. As well, avoid things that will prevent you from sleep such as…

• Caffeine;
• Nicotine;
• Exercise close to sleep time;
• Stress.


Biological Alarm Clock

Alcohol can also play a major roll in sleep disruption, depending on the amount consumed and sugar content added. So it’s always best to try to avoid alcohol before sleeping to aid in sleep when traveling.

Law of Connections…

Tips For Better Sleep

Keep your bed away from home for just that, sleeping! Your mind and body connects your bedroom with sleep. If this is not possible, then try to follow the steps above and when you relaxed, comfortable and drowsy feeling, then lights out as your body is telling you it is time to sleep.

Law of Comfort…

woman sleeping

This certainly is something the majority of us would definitely consider as obvious. We need to be comfortable in order to doze, so unless you can put yourself in a comfortable environment as possible, your chances of getting a good night’s slumber are greatly reduced. Also, try to avoid large meals shortly before, alcohol and other fluids that may have ingredients that could keep you awake and alert.

Law of Effects…

Restful Sleep

All these things mentioned above can add up to a lack of sleep or insomnia. It could be just one or many that keep you awake when traveling and at home. By following a few of these guidelines, your chances should improve greatly for a rest in a new unfamiliar environment.

Law of Non – Resistance…

Sleepless When Traveling

Finally, sleeping is something we cannot control but can make the conditions right for a better chance. The more you try to fight it, the less chance you will have of sleeping! Be sure to check out more of my posts and helpful tips on Travel Health so you can enjoy safe and stress free travel always!

Safe travels!

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