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A wacky new way to catch zzz’s on the road!

November 18, 2011 by
The Alps and the Journey by swimparallel, on Flickr

Getting enough sleep while traveling can be one of the trickier aspects of the holiday season. Between flight delays and cramped seating arrangements, it’s tough to have the quality night’s rest we all love (and need!). However, with a bit of planning and a few simple fixes, you’ll be snoozing in no time.

The Alps and the Journey by swimparallel, on Flickr

The Alps and the Journey by swimparallel, on Flickr

One easy way to make yourself more comfortable is with a travel pillow. By bringing your own, you can avoid those questionably clean airplane pillows and have peace of mind. Plus, you’ll have a plusher place to sleep, too! You might also consider bringing along a blanket in one of your favorite fabrics – faux fur, cotton, wool, down alternative, or even cashmere if you tend to get chilly on plane rides.

Although it might seem like a quick fix, resist the urge to grab a nightcap before nodding off on the plane. When consumed at high altitudes, alcohol can actually have a stronger effect. Plus, it can increase jetlag symptoms. Instead, stick to water or decaffeinated tea!

If all else fails, this wacky new product might just do the trick. A cross between a Snuggie and a burqa, it blocks out light and even includes a soft “nose clip” for comfortable breathing. Intrigued? Check out the Snazzy Napper video!

Tell us, how do you make yourself more comfortable while traveling? We’d love to hear your tips!

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