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Maximize Your Vacation: The Traveler's Guide to Great Sleep

— by Sealy on Nov 27, 2023

After counting the days and packing your suitcase, you’ve finally made it to your long-awaited vacation. Whether you're flying overseas or setting off on a road trip, finding yourself feeling exhausted is no way to enjoy your journey to the fullest. Discover how you can fend off travel fatigue, wake up each morning refreshed, and jumpstart the joy of your upcoming travels.

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Aim for 8 hours of sleep – even on vacation

This one can be difficult, especially during the travel itself. You’ll feel inclined to fill every minute of your day with attractions and activities, waking up earlier and calling it a night later than usual. Set boundaries and create a realistic itinerary for your trip – this will allow you to prioritize activities and your sleep schedule. If events occur later in the evening, refresh with an afternoon nap.

Maintain your nighttime routine

Preparing for bed is almost as important as going to sleep because it can help you fall asleep faster. Our bodies enter a rhythm and performing a consistent nighttime routine tells our mind and body that it’s time to wind down and prepare for sleep. Remember to pack your skincare products, a bath bomb, and cozy pajamas. Brush your teeth, wash your face, and hit the hay!

Take control of the thermostat

We’re creatures of habit with unique preferences regarding sleep. You may find the temperature in your hotel differs from what you’re used to at home. Adjusting the temperature to match your typical environment will help evoke the feeling of your bedroom and allow you to sleep comfortably.

Don’t hesitate to layer up

If you like to sleep with several blankets or are chilly by nature, your bed abroad may seem a bit lacking. Standard hotel beds typically include one thin sheet with a comforter on top. If you need more blankets, don’t hesitate to call the front desk and request a few more.

BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow)

Let’s face it; when you find “the one,” you’ll never want to let it go (or leave it behind). Sometimes, sleeping on a new pillow can be a significant sleep disruptor – too tall, too firm… it’s just never quite right. Bring your favorite pillow from home along for the ride, or dedicate a pillow you love specifically for travel. The Sealy® Adjustable Pillow is the perfect option to cradle your head at home or on the go. Made from shredded adaptive fill, this pillow allows you to squish, scrunch, or fluff it however you want.

This year, keep your vacation plans and sleep quality on point. Follow our tips to help you experience the trip of your dreams!

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