Better Sleep can make for Better Travel

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Better Sleep can make for Better Travel

Travelling is great – whether it be for business or pleasure.  However, it is not uncommon for your sleep pattern to be disturbed as your normal routine is thrown out of whack.  This can result in a lack of energy, which can affect your mood and enjoyment of the trip.  Better sleep makes for better travel – here are some tips to help you along the way.

Eliminate Blue Light when it is Time for Bed

Try and reduce exposure to sleep disturbing blue light – whether it be from televisions or mobile devices.  Invest in a pair of amber-tinted sleep glasses that reduce the effect of blue light.  You should also travel with Prestik, as this can actually help you get better sleep.  But how?  Prestik will come in handy to cover the LED lights from any electronic devices. Even the small LED pilot light on the television or air conditioner can disrupt your internal body clock, telling your body it is actually time to wake up rather than sleep.

Try Stick to Regular Bedtime

Even though it is exciting to travel (and quite tempting to ignore your normal sleep times by going to bed later than normal, or by sleeping in), try to keep to your normal bed time routine and sleep times.  If you do not do this you can make the effects of jet lag worse; even when you are not suffering from jet lag, you may feel out of sorts and lethargic.

Use a Sleep Mask

Pack (and use) your sleep mask. Sometimes the curtains provided in hotels are not dark enough to block outside light, which – as with the blue LED lights – will disrupt your slumber and reduce the quality of your sleep.

Drink and Eat in Moderation

Socialising and experimenting with new food and drink in foreign countries is all part of the fun of travelling; however, if you want to get the most out of your trip, try and drink alcohol in moderation. Perhaps, also, keep experimenting with foreign delicacies for during the day, well ahead of bed time.  Alcohol and rich food can disturb your sleep: instead of resting, your body ends up having to work hard to clear your system, causing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, sweats and even nightmares.

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