How to Get Your Best Sleep While Traveling This Summer
Summer is here, and that means travel is ramping way up. We know you want to keep your bedtime routine up and your travel anxiety down while out of town, so we’ve rounded up the top 3 ways to make sure your sleep is sound (and your PTO is well-spent) during travel.
Picture this: you’ve just gotten off a plane to London, bursting with energy and the excitement of travel. In your mind, it’s 5:00 PM and you’re ready for anything, but in London, it’s 1:00 AM (aka, way past your bedtime). You have a full week ahead, so getting good sleep is crucial. Read on for our tips on how to wind down, calm anxiety from travel, and choose natural sleep aids to get the best rest while out of town.
Summer Sleep Rituals
When it comes to bedtime, ritual is everything. A consistent bedtime routine signals to your body and mind that it’s time to wind down—making sleep easier and easier each night. Luckily, there’s no need to break the routine just because you’re traveling. Sleep Expert and Beam Partner Dr. Carleara Weiss, Ph.D., M.S., R.N. has a few tips on how to wind down for your best sleep:
- Keep a regular schedule. Set a consistent bedtime and wake-up time.
- Avoid light exposure at least 1 hour before bedtime. This supports our biological clock and the natural cycle of Melatonin.
- Set a time for winding down with a warm shower, meditation, or journaling. This is also a good time for Dream Powder or Dream Capsules.
Calm it Down
How to calm anxiety while on vacation: have a multitude of tools in your toolbox at all times. Travel anxiety can happen at any time, so finding a way to stay grounded is key when traveling on new soil. Our favorite tools: box breathing to calm the nervous system, meditation (try a free app like InsightTimer to help you sink deep) and of course, a high-quality calm supplement like hemp oil to help you switch to a better mindset and achieve more zen.
When travel anxiety, jetlag, or pure excitement won’t let you doze off, natural sleep aids are our top favorite way to wind down on command. A sleep aid with ingredients like Hemp, Reishi, Magnesium, L-Theanine, or Melatonin can not only help your body to relax, it can also help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up refreshed* and ready for the tour bus. The best part: the natural ingredients mean you won’t feel groggy* the next day. Pro tip: Shop our new Limited Edition Sea Salt Caramel Dream Powder (our most decadent, summer-friendly hot cocoa for sleep).
by Samantha Colicchio