SLEEPING ON THE MOVE
There are few things more likely to disrupt your sleep than flying overseas and sleeping away from home. To keep your slumber time on track, it’s important to know how to get your rest wherever you are:
Jetlag: When you’re travelling through different time zones, your body clock is thrown out of whack. While you’re adapting to your new time zone, which usually takes two to three days, short naps (no longer than 30 minutes) may help you feel more alert. Make sure you’re awake for at least four hours before you go to bed and try to adjust to the local bedtime as soon as possible.
Try this: A short walk outside in the morning after you arrive at your destination can help your body get the light cues it needs to adjust to the local time zone.
A hotel stay: For some, sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings is difficult, no matter how comfortable the room.
The key is to stick to familiar bedtime routines and not to over-eat room service or at restaurants.
Try this: Take a few personal items from home with you, like a photograph, coffee mug or reading material. It can help you feel more settled and relaxed.