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How to Get a Good Night's Sleep While Traveling

Posted by Melissa Bamberg on

Getting a good night’s sleep is often easier said than done. However, this becomes even more of a challenge when you’re traveling. When you’re trying to get to sleep in a different time zone, without the comfort of your very own bed and pillow, it can seem nearly impossible. To make it even worse, you’re probably trying to get extra energy anyway you can ─ likely in the form of excess coffee and sugary foods ─ which certainly won’t help you get to sleep any faster.

The next time you’re planning a trip, use these four tips to ensure you sleep well while visiting your destination:

  1. Research the Hotel: Read hotel reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp to see how previous guests enjoyed their stay. If people complain the hotel is in a loud neighborhood, has paper thin walls, or has uncomfortable beds, consider this a red flag that you’re probably not going to get high-quality sleep if you stay there.
  2. Turn Off Electronics: Texting, emailing, and surfing the web right before bed keeps your brain fully awake, instead of winding down to prepare for sleep. Turn all electronic devices off about an hour before you want to fall asleep to let your body relax naturally.
  3. Make Your Hotel Room Zen: Keep bright overhead lights off, refrain from turning on the television, and enjoy a nice relaxing bubble bath. This will help you to relax at your temporary home-away-from-home and get ready to fall asleep.
  4. Leave the Blinds Partially Open: No one wants to get out of a nice comfy bed into a dark hotel room. Leave the blinds open a tiny bit so the early morning sunlight can stream into your room and help you wake up on your own, rather than to the sound of a buzzing alarm clock.

Sleep Well Tonight Wearing an Eyemask

It’s no secret that it’s really hard to function when you haven’t gotten enough sleep the night before. However, wearing an eyemask to bed can help block out the light keeping you awake, allowing you to relax into a deep slumber.

The nodpod eyemask was designed to help you get a good rest every single night. Our innovative sleep mask attaches to your pillow, so all you have to do is reach over and put it on when you’re having trouble getting to sleep. The nodpod is long enough to cover your eyes in any position, so enjoy sleeping comfortably any way you like.

Everyone needs a good night’s rest to function. Purchase the nodpod eyemask today and make long, restless nights a thing of the past.