Tips on How To Sleep In A New City

It is amazing how much you get used to sleeping in your normal environment. It could be loud and noisy, but you eventually do not notice it because it is where you sleep every night. However, going to a new city brings new sounds and perhaps a less comfortable environment. This can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep. That will be made easier once you begin to follow these simple tips.

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Top 7 Tips to Sleep In A New City

Get a Sound Machine

This might sound like strange advice since a new city will almost certainly bring sounds all of its own. The difference is that you will not be used to those sounds. A sound machine will bring stable, recognizable sounds that will help you to get to sleep faster when you are in a strange environment.

Use a Sleep Salve

A soothing salve on your skin will go a long way towards helping you drift off to sleep. There is something about a nice fragrance that just helps you to relax at night. Take this with you wherever you go and you will be better for it when bedtime arrives.

Earplugs Work

While it is not recommended that you wear earplugs every night, there are occasions when they definitely come in handy. If the city you are in is particularly noisy, then these will be well worth the investment. Get some that are comfortable, even for side sleepers. This will help you to drift off to sleep on that new mattress of yours.

The Power of Reading in Bed

Even if the book is riveting, the act of reading in bed tends to make you drowsy and ready for sleep. The benefits of reading to relax are well known.  Pick a book that is rather mellow and you will be well on your way to dreamland in no time at all.

Remember the Eye Mask

New cities might be brightly lit. This is especially true of an urban center. You may have no way around this, so wearing an eye mask will darken everything for you. This will help you get to sleep much faster.

Watch What You Eat

It is hard enough to fall asleep in a new place, so you do not want to compound it by disrupting your eating habits as well. Remember to avoid heavy meals a few hours prior to bedtime. Stay away from spicy foods as well. If you are hungry right before you go to bed, reach for a banana or a handful of nuts.

Practice Meditation

This is a great way to get your entire mind and body in a relaxed state. The more you practice this, the better it will work for you. Meditation gets you focused on wrapping up the day and ready to fall into a restful sleep that lasts for hours.

Explore each of these tips and determine which of them works best for you. This will help you to always get a good night of sleep, no matter which city you find yourself in. This will increase your energy level and get you ready for whatever each new day brings. Remember to be prepared as you go to a new city and you will be ready for whatever environment you happen to find yourself in at night.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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