Sleep to rejuvenate your mind and body for tomorrow brings the unexpected.
No one likes to start the day groggy especially when you’re in a new place fighting jet lag and trying to see as many places possible. So, don’t fight it. Just go to sleep or take a nap to make sure you’re alert!
These are a few things to help me get over jet lag and to make sure I can get between 6-8 hours of sleep whether I’m on a plane, train or automobile:
- Melatonin taken in large doses used to give me wild and crazy dreams (not in a good way) so, I’ve opted for the gummy version and it has been smooth sailing.
- White noise from a fan or airplane hum will usually do the trick for me, but a few places I’ve stayed at have had a sleep machine making me a believer.
- An eye mask that fits your noggin and eye sockets to block off light without it feeling like a giant rubberband is wrapped around your head, is ideal. Try on a few pair if you can or you’ll end up with a drawer full of eye masks like me.
- A supportive pillow won’t give you neck pain or a headache.
- Wrapping yourself up in a soft and not-too-warm blanket, poncho or infinity scarf makes you feel loved and supported as you rest.
- Fresh pajamas or a nightgown depending on the climate should not feel suffocating and should also be as soft and comforting as the rest of your sleep aids.
What do you do to get a goodnight’s sleep?
A travel tips edition of the #the100dayproject.