During a recent trip, my return flight was repeatedly delayed and ultimately cancelled. Automatically, the airline rebooked me for three flights that night so I would arrive at my destination mid-morning the next day. Instead, I chose to stay in a hotel overnight and travel during the day. It was an easy choice – I had no major obligations the following day, and, most importantly, I needed to sleep.
Talking with fellow passengers in the long line as we waited to rebook our flights, it was interesting to hear how sleep factored into their decision. Some people were determined to travel as soon as possible, even if it meant multiple flights across the night. However, many recognized that that missing sleep would derail any plans they had for the following day.
Here’s hoping your travel goes more smoothly than my recent experience! Regardless, how can you minimize the impact of summer travel on your sleep? If you are traveling this summer, here are several tips to help you maintain healthy sleep:
Protecting your sleep will help you to make the most of your travel this summer. Try your best to maintain the sleep routine you have established at home. While you can’t control if your flight is delayed or even cancelled, these few simple tips will help you sleep and feel your best while travelling this summer. Bon voyage!
Looking for more travel tips? View the 4 Tips to Improve Your Shuteye infographic.