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Lack of sleep on business travel


9/12/2013 5:19:30 PM

While traveling for work, there's a good chance that you may have trouble sleeping. It's important to function at full throttle when driving rental cars - otherwise, you may not make it on time for your presentation. Whether this is due to jet lag or simply job-related stress, there are things you can do to help yourself fall asleep faster. Wake up ready to take on the day with these tips:

  • If you're staying on a busy street in a big city, there's a chance that you might have to contend with cab horns and sirens for sleep. Consider purchasing a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, as some come in a version that are made comfortable for when lying down.
  • Especially when suffering from jet lag, it can be tempting to crank up your caffeine intake. However, this will make it difficult to both fall and stay asleep. Limit your coffee to the morning hours and try to stay away from other caffeinated beverages after 2 p.m.
  • Workout junkies should keep up with their exercise programs while on the road - it can help you sleep better. Plus, if you get out of a routine, you're likely to be restless in bed. If there's not a gym at your hotel, pack some sneakers in your bag and go for a run a few hours before bed.

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