Did you know March 7 – 13 is National Sleep Awareness Week?
No, I didn’t either. But I do know traveling can be tiring – the hassles of security, the jet lag, and more.
So I’ve got some tips that may help – I haven’t tried them all, though; some are courtesy of the experts at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center and WebMD
Tips: Preventing Jet Lag
- Before traveling, try to move your sleep times and meals closer to your destination time zone
- On planes, noise-canceling headphones make sleeping easier
- If it’ll be morning when you arrive at your destination, try to sleep on the plane; if night, try to stay awake
- Once you arrive, if you must sleep, limit yourself to two hours
- Avoid social isolation – be around people
- Avoid too much caffeine and alcohol
Keep reading for tips on adjusting to new surroundings – plus a New York City hotel that wants you to get a very good rest…
Tips: Adjusting to New Surroundings
- Pack a few personal objects from home (photos or a coffee mug)
- Make sure blinds or curtains block out all light
- Room too hot or cold? That could make sleeping tougher (WebMD suggests 75-degrees is too warm and 54, too cold)
Tips: Learning the Art of Sleep at a Fancy Hotel
Okay, this comes from a press release, but I thought it was fun, so I’ll share:
The Benjamin, a posh New York hotel, is offering a two night “The Art of Sleep” package, starting at $289 a night – which provides you with the following:??
- Consultation with the hotel’s Sleep Concierge
- Nightly bedtime snack of The Benjamin’s famous PB&J finger sandwiches
- Discount on a “sleep inducing spa treatment”
- Kit that includes an eye mask, lavender bath salts, a “soothing CD” and more
Well, it’s working. I’m feeling drowsy already…