Vacation is around the corner and what could be more exciting? However, there may be that nagging thought in your head: what about my sleep? If there’s one thing that can make a vacation feel like work, it’s not sleeping well. To ensure you have the vacation of a lifetime, make sure your vacation luggage includes these sleep tools:
A speaker for your pillow isn’t something that a lot of people know about, but it can revolutionize your sleep. If you’re the kind of person who loves to listen to music to go to sleep at home but don’t want to put headphones in your ears as you drift off, a pillow speaker allows you to get the lullabies without the discomfort.
If music helps you stay asleep through the night, look for an option that provides long-lasting functionality, so you don’t wake up in the middle of the night.
An eye mask is a godsend for the person who can’t sleep with light. You may not have control over the environment where you sleep while on vacation. If there’s too much light getting in the room, it can feel like your whole vacation is ruined.
An eye mask helps you avoid light wherever you don’t want it, whether in your hotel room or while on a flight to your destination. Most people consider lightweight materials to work best for eye masks. When you’re ready for bed after your nightly skincare routine, put on your soft mask and you’ll find how easy it is to get to sleep.
A sound machine is perfect for those times when you find your lodging is in a noisy location. Whether it’s construction work nearby or simply city sounds, if you’re sensitive to noise while sleeping, keeping the noise out is easy with a white noise machine.
There are small sound devices that can easily fit into your luggage, so you don’t have to carry a heavy one around while on vacation. If all else fails, you’ll find that there are some great sound playlists for sleep that you can download on your phone, providing you with a similar effect of keeping noise out. Keep in mind you may want to bring a small speaker if your phone isn’t loud enough.
Whether you’re trying to sleep on your flight, or you want to avoid noise at your destination, a quick fix is a pair of ear plugs. If you’re traveling really light and want to avoid heavy items in your travel bag, just pick up a pair of ear plugs at the pharmacy, and you’ll be perfectly ready for a sleep-filled vacation.
If you’re traveling on a budget, ear plugs could be the most affordable way to keep noise out. Pick some up at your destination or bring a bag of them on the flight with you, so you can get some shuteye before you even get there.
If all else fails, you may want to consider investing in some sleep gummies created with melatonin, a natural way to encourage sleep. While there are sleeping pills available on the market, you may find yourself too sensitive to them, waking up groggy or having strange dreams.
Unless you have bad insomnia, melatonin supplements may be perfect for providing that little nudge into la-la land. Pair these supplements with some comfortable lingerie and you’ll sleep wonderfully.
Pack your bags with the essentials for sleep! After all, what is vacation for if not to get a good night’s rest? Wherever you may be headed, you’ll want to come back from your trip feeling refreshed, so if a sound machine or pillow speaker helps you sleep, make room in your luggage and bring it on the flight with you! While you’re at it, don’t forget some sunscreen for when you’re not asleep!
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