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Traveling can often cause a strain on our sleeping patterns. Whether it is unfamiliar or cramped environments, time zone changes, or noise and light that is bothering you, traveling can create problems sleeping.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, jet lag is not just a state of mind. The condition is a result of an imbalance in the body’s natural biological clock. We’ve all fought with earplugs, bulky neck pillows, and sleep masks, but try one of these new devices that have improved upon those old favorites.
The sleeper scarf looks like any infinity scarf when wearing it deflated. It is not bulky like other neck pillows. However, unlike most scarves, it inflates to form a neck pillow when needed. It comes in a variety of colors and is easy to inflate and deflate upon arrival at your destination. This scarf is a great solution to air, bus, or train travel when traveling long distances.
The Marpac Dohm is the official sound conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation. It has a two-speed electric motor with an asymmetrical fan that creates a soothing sound of rushing air, without the disturbance of actual rushing air. It has adjustable tone and volume so you can control the noise to your preference. The NSF has chosen this device as the best white noise to block sound at a broad range of frequencies.
SleepPhones are a headband that fit around your ears and head like a sweatband. Imbedded are speakers so you can comfortably listen to whatever audio you want on whatever device you want. These are perfect for trying to sleep in noisy areas when traveling or if you are traveling with a snoring travel buddy. Listen to soothing music or whatever white noise track or app you prefer.
Traveling and being in unfamiliar environments can be drying, especially if you’re flying. A portable humidifier, like the Satechi Portable Humidifier can fit over a bottle or glass of water, plug into a USB port, and provide an instant soothing environment to rehydrate your dehydrated skin. It can also be used in your own car to make your entire drive more pleasurable.
Don’t sacrifice any more comfort than you have to on your next trip. Sleeping is hard enough when traveling, and if you travel often or have a lot of trouble sleeping when you travel, it may be worth it to invest in a new great gadget that will make your life easier.