Use These Tips to Hack Your Hotel Room for Sleep
Do you ever find it hard to fall asleep when you travel?
So many people tell me they don’t sleep well when they’re in a new bed, like in a hotel room.
It may not be the bed, or the unfamiliar surroundings.
In fact, there are a few tricks I use when I travel that allow me to sleep like a baby in almost any hotel room.
How To Hack Your Hotel Room
I want to show you how I hack my hotel room for an optimal night sleep while I’m on the road.
I travel a lot. Over 100 days in hotels so far this year. I’m up to platinum Marriott status. The lady at the desk told me one time that I hit Gold. She said, don’t worry, it’s when you hit platinum that you basically live here. So now I guess they look at my like a roommate. Uh Oh.
When I travel, I want to ensure I get high quality sleep, especially with odd time zones, different beds and a whacked out schedule every single day.
Let’s get right into it.
Here are my top tips for getting your best sleep ever while on the road.
- See the Video below showing you exactly what to do when you get to your hotel room.
- Keep it Cool (60-68F). OPen a window for fresh air (if you can) and set the thermostat lower at bedtime.
- Wear Blue Blocking Glasses as soon as the sun sets, like these Swannies
- These basic supplements help you fall asleep faster and provide needed nutrients many of us are deficient in: Magnesium (400-800mg of Citrate or Glycinate), CBD Oil
- If you need to shut down an overactive brain what works for me is 100mg of the supplement 5-HTP by itself or combined 0.3mg-3mg of Melatonin.
- This is hugely important. As soon after the sun rises, get outside, no matter the time of year, and get at least 15 minutes of sun in your eyes without glasses or sunglasses.
Cutting out light at night and making the room dark as well as getting sunlight in your eyes in the morning helps entrain the proper circadian rhythm and set your body up for sleep and recovery.
Keeping the room cool helps the body naturally move into sleep mode. Our bodies naturally cool down at night in preparation for sleep.
Since most of us work or relax at night after the sun sets, we can use blue blocking glasses to more safely use our electronic devices.
HTP and melatonin are the secret weapons I keep for sleep. I use these only when I really can’t sleep and need to ensure a good night’s rest. For me, they work quickly and have never failed to put me to sleep.
Step by Step How to Do it
In this video I show you exactly how to hack your hotel room for optimal sleep, enjoy.