One of the best things about traveling is coming back home and sleeping in your own bed, right? For me, my sleep quality while traveling can really vary. Sometimes you end up in a room with the perfect sleeping setup. I am talking about some thick, heavy curtains that block out the morning sun and any streetlights or other night time lights. And a big part of sleeping well is being in a bed that is just the right amount of soft and firm. Personally, finding this when traveling is a rarity for me.
Another way to keep your sleep level normal when you are traveling is by always making time to workout. Often, a hotel has a small gym or fitness center where you can spend some time on a rowing machine, treadmill or exercise bike. Activity like this helps you sleep better most of the time.
However, there is one thing that I never really have to worry about when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep while traveling. What is it? The perfect sounds for sleeping. You see, when I am home, for the most part, I have complete control over the sounds that do (or do not) invade my sleeping. Of course, this does not account for things like sirens from emergency vehicles, but you get my point.
Years ago, I did a month of traveling in the summer and was tired pretty much the whole month. Why? Because hotel room walls seem to be notoriously thin, where you can hear pretty much everything going on in the rooms beside you and out in the hall. I have even experienced this at some guest houses and B&B’s that I have stayed in a while back.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that you can do about a hotel room or other lodging room having walls that offer little in terms of noise isolation. But, there is something that you can do for your own sanity and sleep quality. You can attempt to drown out those unwanted noises and replace them with some ambient noises that will allow you a pleasant journey into peaceful slumber. And, you can do this the exact same way that I do whenever I am traveling or staying with family.
Get yourself a good quality noise cancelling machine for sleeping and it will be the perfect solution. In fact, you will be amazed at the difference of your sleep quality when you travel with one of these little devices. You can even opt for a sleepy time app on your phone or tablet that you can use instead, if you do not want to carry a small little machine with you.
Fortunately, they make some of these in small, compact sizes that are perfect for travelers. You can easily slip one in your luggage or overnight bag and ensure that you are getting some great quality sleep while you are on vacation or traveling for work or other reasons.
You may even discover that, like me, you miss the comfort of the machine when you are sleeping at home. In fact, I use mine pretty much full time both at home and when I am traveling. As a result, I have two identical units. I keep one on my shelf in my bedroom and the other one stays in my travel bag waiting for my next trip.