Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Travel. How Travel Affects Sleep.

Who else feels like everybody is in Greece right now? As the world begins to open back up and Summertime is in full swing, we have travel on the mind. The vaccination rollout has progressed and many Americans are jumping on flights to squeeze in Summer vacation. 


Whether you need a last-minute getaway from the hustle and grind of life or have been planning a family vacation for the past year, travel can be an absolute blessing. Though travel can be rejuvenating, relaxing, and just plain fun, it can be exhausting at times. One important aspect of making the most of your trip is to get plenty of quality sleep. In this article, we discuss how travel affects sleep and what CBD can do to help.

 

How Does Travel Affect Sleep?

If you find sleeping difficult while traveling, you are not alone! Poor sleep while traveling can seriously impede your ability to enjoy your trip. Travel can bring about mental and physical stress, causing travel fatigue which includes exhaustion and sleep loss. Things like travel delays, motion sickness, pressurized airplane cabins, altered food and drink consumption, and extended periods of sitting all contribute to travel fatigue and can potentially affect your sleep! Another way travel affects sleep is Jet lag. Jet lag is a short-term sleep disorder that can occur after long-distance flights. Travel also always means a change in your health habits, which can negatively affect your sleep cycle. 


Why is Sleep important?

Why does it matter that our sleeping is off while traveling? Your brain and body are very active while you are sleeping, overseeing a broad variety of biological upkeep. Skimping on your essential night’s sleep can cause drowsiness, decreased energy, concentration issues, and irritability. Who wants to be tired and annoyed while traveling? Getting enough quality sleep can also protect your emotional, physical, and social health, ensuring your trip is the best it can be. We provide a few tips for how to sleep better while traveling below.

  • Get enough sleep prior to travel
  • Practice healthy habits before and during your trip (eat a balanced diet, move your body regularly, and consume alcohol and caffeine in moderation) 
  • Utilize relaxation techniques 
  • Stay hydrated!
  • Consider bringing your favorite CBD products

How CBD Can Help

Whether travel fatigue or jet lag, sometimes you need some additional support to get you into the land of counting sheep. CBD, in combination with the right ingredients (such as Melatonin, Gaba, or Magnesium), can help to calm many of the root causes of sleeplessness and lead you closer to the promise of a good night's rest. CBD is non-habit forming and non-intoxicating so no need to worry about feeling lethargic in the morning. Early morning sightseeing here you come! We offer a few options below to help you stay rested while on vacay.


Restful Night Capsules & Full Spectrum Restful Night Bites

Vena's Restful Night Capsules are a great isolate option that blends CBD with Melatonin and Magnesium to support a healthy sleep cycle. Remember to bring the right number of capsules for the nights you will be away from home! If you're looking for some deeper sleep, our Full Spectrum Restful Night Bites combine Full Spectrum and Melatonin in the form of a delicious gummy so you can satisfy your sweet tooth and prepare for a rejuvenating night's rest. 


Calming CBD Soaking Salts

A hot bath might be just what the system needs to acclimate to travel-related changes. Vena’s Calming Chamomile Soaking Salts can help guide you to a much-deserved reprieve and get you ready for a good night's rest. Don’t have a tub in your hotel room? No problem! Showers can be just as luxurious and relaxing, and sometimes the pressure of the water can feel like a much-needed massage for sore muscles after a long flight. Our Soaking Salts can even be used as a body scrub so you can enjoy the calming or revitalizing scents and benefits with or without a tub.


Start Planning Your Vacation! 

Even with the briefest weekend trip, travel can be a wonderful opportunity to take some much-needed “me time.” If you are planning to jet off this Summer, it is important not to forget to take care of your mind and body. Being in a different place and off your health routine is often a recipe for missing your quality Zs. With a plethora of benefits including supporting your sleep cycle, there is no doubt that bringing your favorite CBD products on your trip could ensure you get the most out of your vacay!


Have a question? Want to invite us on your trip to Greece? Leave a question or comment below, or reach out to us directly at support@venacbd.com.

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