In part one of this series, I talked about how hard I sometimes find it difficult to get to sleep in a hotel. When I come up to my room after being “on” for most of the day and evening, it is hard to switch off and start to relax enough to get to sleep.

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Here are a 4 more tips to help you sleep well:

5. Do some exercise before going to bed

If your hotel has a gym or swimming pool then try and do some exercise in the evening.  It gives you something to do and will make your body produce seratonin – the feel good chemical, which is the precursor to melanomin which helps your body go into deep sleep.

6. Bring your own alarm clock – don’t rely on your phone

I don’t know about you, but my phone has texts, notifications and alerts pinging all the time. This is pretty annoying when you want to fall asleep and STAY asleep. So, take a small alarm clock with you and use this to make sure that you can switch your phone off in your hotel room.

7. Write a to-do list

When we are away on business, there is normally an important event, such as a conference, training course, client meeting or hunting expedition, which is taking place. It is only natural for us to be thinking about what is going to be happening the next day and what we need to do the next day. Do a big brain dump or brainstorm of your to do list and use this to clear your mind. Then start your wind down routine.

8. Avoid caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant, which stops our brains from being able to wind down and relax. So, aim to cut out the caffeine late at night.

As a last resort if all these tips don’t work for you, you can always take a sleeping pill with you.

What’s your tips for getting a good nights sleep in a hotel bed?

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