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By John Broetje | Blog | Jul 11, 2014
Summer and travel – our two favorite words. Trouble is, travel’s uninvited companion, sleep deprivation, often hitches a ride and brings everyone down. But a few simple tips could send your sleep challenges packing, leaving you energized and ready for adventure.
If a quiet night is a priority for you when you travel, speak up when booking your room. You’re the expert on what helps you relax and get the sleep you need. If you’re going to Vegas, skip to the next section – you won’t be sleeping anyway…
When it comes to sleep and travel, space is a luxury – and a necessity. While the price of first class may be hard to swallow, there’s a lot to be said for finding a place to stretch out.
Travel quickly across time zones and jet lag becomes an unwelcome and unavoidable travel partner. And if you’re going west to east, expect jet lag to be worse. But there are non-medicinal ways to reduce sleep disruption. Start by pushing back your bedtime about 6 days before you leave – just 15 minutes will do it. Then 3 days out, push it back ½ hour.
When you board the plane, adjust your watch, laptop and cellphone and start living the new time zone right away.
While in the air:
When you arrive, a few tricks in your hotel room can help you find sleep satisfaction.
Happy and safe travels
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