Maintaining your sleep schedule and overall wellness while traveling can be challenging. Most exciting and exotic destinations require long-haul flights and transport you across multiple time zones. There’s nothing worse than spending the first few days of your precious vacation time trying to catch up on sleep or recover from feeling worn-down by traveling.
To help you arrive at your next destination feeling rested and ready to go, I’m sharing some of my favorite sleep and wellness tips.
Skip The Alcohol. Drink Water.
While having a pre-flight or mid-flight cocktail is all part of the vacation experience, it is one of the quickest ways to wear down your body. It may help you fall asleep, but it won’t give you a restful sleep and can dehydrate your body. Save the cocktails for the pool and swap the bloody mary for water to help you arrive at your destination feeling refreshed.
Stick To A Sleep Schedule
If you are crossing multiple time zones as part of your travel, sticking to a sleep schedule is the easiest way to help you avoid the dreaded jetlag. Beginning with your flight, try to sleep when it’s nighttime at your destination, even if it is 3 pm when your flight is taking off. Bring a comfortable eye mask and noise-canceling headphones to help you block out any light and noise and avoid taking a mid-afternoon nap when you arrive.
Fly Direct When Possible
Connecting through multiple airports and spending countless hours wandering about the terminals is more tiring than you think! When you fly direct, you also eliminate the stress of connecting flights and worrying about your luggage. While connecting flights may be cost-saving, it is essential to consider the extra hours of downtime spent at the airport rather than at your destination.
Splurge On First Class
Have you ever noticed that the people who come off a plane first always seem much more rested than those who come off last? That’s no coincidence! If you have a long-haul flight, upgrading to first class could make all the difference in the world. You will have wider and possibly even lay-flat seats allowing you to spread out and enjoy a pleasant travel experience.
Pack A First-Aid Kit
Sometimes feeling rundown while traveling is inevitable. If you know that supplements like Vitamin C, B12, and Melatonin will help you bounce back, consider throwing them in your carry-on so you don’t have to worry about searching for a pharmacy at your destination.
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