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Alaska Sleep Education Center

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep on a Business Trip

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jul 8, 2013 3:13:00 PM

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Flights. Jet lag.  Hotel rooms. Meetings. Conferences. Drinks.

Business travel can be tough for a lot of reasons including not getting a good night’s sleep- but you need your sleep so your performance and work isn’t affected.

Here are five tips for getting a good night’s sleep on a business trip.

  1. Make a preemptive jet lag plan. Before you go, makea plan such as including a sleep kit with eye mask, ear plugs and neck pillow.
  2. Avoid alcohol. It may be hard to avoid drinks with clients, but limit them, drink water in between, and opt for weaker ones.
  3. Hit the gym – or the hotel fitness center. As we’ve discussed before, exercise can help you sleep. Just 30 minutes will do yourbody good and increase the quality of sleep you get.
  4. Plan for stress. Take care of stuff at home before you go, and anticipate delays and holdups. If everything goes smoothly, great! Ifnot, at least you were ready.
  5. Stay hydrated and eat healthy. Avoid sugar and caffeine; eating as healthy as possible while on the road will keep your blood sugar stable and help you sleep well.

Do you have any tips for a better night’s sleep on a business trip?

Topics: Sleep, travel

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