7 Tips to Get Better Sleep on the Road

Sleep tips while traveling

Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, climbing into a hotel bed has nothing on your own sleep sanctuary. Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean your sleep has to suffer.

  • Temperature: For starters, try your best to stick to your routine. It’s not always possible, especially with time changes and jet lag, but the more consistent you are, the better off you’ll be. It will also be easier to fall asleep if you keep the room temperature similar to that of your bedroom.
  • Food and Drinks: Try and steer clear of alcohol and caffeine, which can hamper your ability to fall and stay asleep.
  • Electronics: Be sure to unplug at least 30 minutes before you plan to go to sleep – you don’t want electronics keeping you awake.
  • Comfort: You want your hotel room to feel like home, so pack your favorite blanket if it makes you more comfortable. Consider bringing your pillow as well – nothing can throw off a good night’s sleep like a pillow that’s too hard or too soft.
  • Noise: You might want to pack some earplugs; your room could be located near the elevator or you might get stuck with noisy neighbors.
  • Light: For the most part, hotels use light-blocking drapes, but it wouldn’t hurt to bring along a sleep mask just in case the sun peeks through in the morning.
  • Sleepwear: When it comes to comfort under the covers, Cool-jams™ offers the perfect sleepwear for travelers. The wrinkle-resistant fabric is compact and quick drying, and includes an innovative technology that prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Our sleepwear is versatile, and some of the pajamas double as workout wear, saving you coveted space in your suitcase. Some tops with shelf bras to offer an extra layer of support, and the moisture-wicking fabric make them a natural choice for the gym. Men can choose from a variety of T-shirts and pants and shorts, all with the same moisture-wicking technology that will keep them cool whether they’re at the gym or lounging around the room.