How to Get Better Quality Sleep When You’re Far Away from Home

Rest is restorative and a pillar of good health.


In the frenzy of preparing for a last minute corporate trip, you’ve likely skimped on something essential. To accommodate an overflowing schedule, you’ve gotten up earlier or gone to bed later causing a sleep deficit that will be further exasperated by time zone changes and unfamiliar surroundings.

To stay healthy while traveling for business, you must sleep well. If you’re a light sleeper and forced to deal with a noisy hotel, it can be nearly impossible. So, what do you do to ensure that you’re getting enough rest each day?

The following tips will help you get better quality sleep while traveling for business:

  • Upgrade to First Class if you haven’t already. With more space to stretch out, you’ll be able to rest easier once you’ve put your headphones on or your earplugs in. Frequent Flier Miles exist for a reason and allow you to enjoy a better seat at no additional cost to you!
  • Eat foods rich with tryptophan in them. Opt for chicken breast, edamame, pumpkin seeds, crab, white beans, and eggs because they boost serotonin levels and promote good sleep. Most of these foods are readily available in any country you visit.
  • Invest in a travel-sized aromatherapy diffuser. There are devices on the market that fit in your palm and use little water and lavender essential oil. The scent that it provides helps soothe you after a long day spent in the air or on the ground at business meetings.
  • Carry chamomile tea with you to make in your room. Tea bags are flat and easy to place in your carry-on bag for future use. Boil bottled water in the coffee pot or microwave and place it in a hotel-provided insulated cup to drink.

Feel well-rested and ready to embrace the day ahead of you. As a corporate traveler, a lot of demands are placed on you physically, emotionally, financially, and socially. You can easily take care of yourself better when you’ve gotten enough rest and can think clearly about the things being asked of you.