Holiday Sleep Tips
A lot of us get very excited with the arrival of the summer holidays, but others may be worried about travelling with our families; jet lag; brighter evenings; warmer weather and sleeping in a different bed can all disrupt our sleep, but there are things we can do to help.
Here are some tips to set you up for success:
Try and start writing a packing list at least a week in advance so you can keep adding to it – we always forget things when we panic pack!
To get a good night’s sleep the night before your trip, try and avoid alcohol and caffeine late in the day.
If you have a long road trip on holiday, it’s great to take your pillow as it may provide the right comfort to help you drop off– just remember to bring it home!
If it’s a hot holiday destination, keep yourself well and truly hydrated to help your sleep.
Become used to sleeping with ear plugs and a sleep mask – you don’t need to use them at home, but they maybe helpful blocking out light or noise when you’re away.
With little ones, travel blackout blinds or foil on the window is great blocking out light in the bedroom.
To help with familiarity, take the sheet your little one has been using and worn (not clean) pair of PJs.
If your little one sleeps with a night light, take it with you.
I always take a travel fan just encase there isn’t any aircon or it’s broken!
Remember, escaping the stress of everyday life, swimming, walks, laughter (and great lunches) may help some of us sleep better on holiday!