If your holiday plans include endless travel, it’s important to make sure that you’re maintaining the most regular sleep schedule that you can. We know that’s not always easy to do when your schedule seems impossible. In order to help you this year, we’ve put together five of our best tips to sleep your best while on the road this holiday season!
First, what factors impact your sleep when traveling? Travel fatigue is a real thing! Even the most experienced traveler can struggle with not getting adequate sleep during a trip. You may struggle with fear of flying or traveling, car sickness, travel delays, interruptions to your food/water schedule during travel, or even stiffness and pain caused by sitting for long periods of time. Changes to your normal schedule can impact your sleep routines heavily! Your sleep routine may also be impacted by jet lag if you’re traveling through different time zones, or by simply being in a new environment.
Try to reduce your stress ahead of time (With Relaxium Calm!)
In an effort to make your holiday traveling go as smoothly as possible, try to reduce your potential stress ahead of time. This can be done in a multitude of ways.
You can start this by planning your trip out in advance. Whether you are traveling alone or with your family, it’s important to have a plan in place. Figuring out your travel arrangements, making an itinerary, and packing ahead of time will surely help to reduce your overall stress. Be as organized as you can, by making lists to make sure you will have everything you need for your endeavor. Try to lower your travel expectations, as things happen and everything unfortunately won’t always go as planned.
If all else fails, try Relaxium Calm! Relaxium Calm is a safe, non-habit forming, and drug-free supplement designed to promote relaxation, elevate mood, and supply vital nutrients all in one. By packing Relaxium Calm for your trip, your travels will surely be much less stressful!
Prioritize your comfort
Prioritizing your comfort is absolutely necessary when traveling! Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, or bus… remember to be comfy! You can accomplish this in a number of ways. Remember to always travel light, by packing only the essentials. If your holiday plans only include a weekend getaway, try not to pack for seven days. Travel in comfy clothes, to ensure your overall comfort. Pack entertainment, books for you, games for the kids, anything to keep your family occupied and content!
Try to get in exercise
While exercising might not be your ideal way to spend your holidays, it definitely aids in reducing stress. Exercising while traveling is shown to reduce stress, promote better sleep, and increase your overall energy levels. According to Sleep Score, research suggests that exercising helps your internal body clock realign to your new time zone or wake-sleep pattern. This means that getting up every morning to do some sort of exercise can help to support your natural body clock as it is adjusting to your new environment. Even something as simple as a light walk each morning will help you to sleep better at night while traveling during the holidays.
Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake
Again, although this might not be what you want to hear, limiting your caffeine and alcohol intake can actually improve your sleep when traveling. We know it’s the holidays and with that comes celebrating with friends, and that often involves drinking alcohol and caffeine. But, the beverages you choose to drink while traveling can have a big impact on the kind of sleep you’ll be getting. According to The Sleep Foundation, alcohol has a sedative effect that induces changes in the sleep cycle, resulting in lower-quality sleep. Alcohol can affect breathing, increase snoring, and heighten the risk of sleep apnea.
The body can take up to four to six hours to metabolize half the intake of caffeine drinks, which means it can keep you up at night, even later than normal! If you’re regularly drinking caffeinated drinks during your holiday travel, it’s likely that you’ll find yourself tossing and turning at night. To avoid the possible effects of headaches, fatigue, and sleepiness, ditch the coffee during your travels this year.
Don’t forget to pack your Relaxium Sleep!
A study done by Annals of Behavioral Medicine reports that even just one night of sleep loss can impair your next day performance, mood, and energy levels. If you find that your sleep routine is going to be impacted during your travel, it’s essential that you pack Relaxium Sleep to help. Relaxium Sleep is a drug-free, non-habit forming, and safe sleep supplement. It uses a revolutionary triple action formula to aid in your sleeplessness. It’s designed to help you have an easier time falling asleep, staying asleep, maintaining a deeper and more restful sleep, better mood balance, fewer aches and pains, a stronger immune system, and so much more!
You can count on Relaxium Sleep to help you during your holiday travels. You’ll find that you even wake up feeling more refreshed and rejuvenated than ever!
Overall, we understand that traveling during the holidays comes with increased stress and decrease of sleep. By implementing these five tips into your travel routine, we can guarantee that you’ll be able to get enough sleep to be able to actually enjoy your trip! Your future self will thank you for planning ahead, packing comfortably, limited alcohol and caffeine use, exercising daily, and packing Relaxium Sleep!
To restful and healthy days ahead,
The Relaxium Team
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
 7 Ways to Get Great Sleep On Vacation (sleepscore.com)
 How to Sleep Better While Traveling (wed.md.com)
 Naturally Occurring Consecutive Sleep Loss…(academic.oup.com)
 Beverages to Avoid to Sleep Soundly While Traveling (sleepfoundation.org)