35171048_SWe’ve all been there. Tossing and turning in an unfamiliar bed, awake far past the time when our body wanted to be in dreamland.

Even the most luxurious hotel pillowtop just isn’t the same as your bed at home. So we thought we’d share some tips to help you get some sleep on the road, whether your insomnia strikes at the Four Seasons or on a pull-out sofa.

Invest in some ear plugs

One of the biggest factors in bad sleep away from home is noise. It may be even quieter than your home, but the noise is different. Invest in some quality, comfortable ear plugs to help keep odd noises at bay.

Avoid a nightcap

Alcohol actually inhibits REM sleep. Ever woken up completely exhausted after a night drinking? It’s because your body can’t get into the most restful sleep zone. Avoid drinking before bedtime.

Don’t take your phone to bed

Screens are the enemy of sleep. The bright light will keep you up. Not only that, but using your phone or other device in bed can put your neck at a very awkward and uncomfortable angle, leaving you stiff and sore in the morning.

Still tossing and turning? Try stretching

If you are still tossing and turning after 15 minutes, get up, move around for a few minutes and try some gentle stretches. Keep the lights low, and then try returning to bed.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help

Would an extra pillow or two help you get more comfortable? Is it too hot? Or maybe your room is too close to a highly trafficked area and the noise or vibrations are keeping you up. It never hurts to ask to be moved to another room or for some extra pillows. Get what you need to get comfy!

You may also like...

Prevent injury by lifting with your legs, not with your back You’ve probably heard the adage “lift with your legs, not with your back” a million times over the years. But what exactly does that mean? Most injuries that occur while lifting come from improper technique. It may not happen right ...
Weathering winter It is not your imagination. As we settle into winter, you are probably feeling it in your bones, as your grandmother probably puts it. Joints stiffen, muscles cry “Uncle!” and the last thing you feel like doing is the workout that might turn it aroun...
Happy Valentine’s Day! When Valentine’s Day rolls around, you’ve got to have heart. Traditionally, it comes as a box of chocolates – something most of us don’t need — accompanying a burst of beautiful blooms. But we are talking about a different sort of heart, especially i...
Here’s why you should be walking more Are you putting off exercise? It’s hard to get motivated to work out because it’s uncomfortable, it takes time, and sometimes it can be expensive. However, when it comes to this one exercise, there really isn’t any excuse not to get out and do it. We...

Pin It on Pinterest