Catch Zzz’s Anywhere: Tips on How to Sleep Even Though You’re Not In Bed
June 22, 2015
The best place to sleep would be your own bedroom, where your senso memory mattress is waiting for you so it can take you to dreamland. But sometimes the urge to catch some Zzz’s get too strong that you are left with no choice but to steal a few seconds of shuteye wherever you may be.
If you’re curious how this feat can be done, check out these steps.
Bring a Pillow with You
You cannot bring the entire bed with you, but at least you can bring your pillow. How does this help you get a proper sleep? By bringing along a familiar item from home with you, you can at least still feel at home.
However, there are times when you cannot bring a pillow with you, as it could be too big or cumbersome to carry around. If that’s the case, you can create a makeshift pillow instead by folding a small towel and rolling it to a small tube.
Wear White Noise Headphones or Earplugs
This does not only help when sleeping in a friend’s house or in a hotel, but also when you are trying to sleep in a public transit.
By covering your ears, you will be able to block off auditory stimuli coming from the outside. If you don’t have these items, you can still create your own white noise by doing any of the following: (1) leaving your music device on softly, (2) turning the bedside radio on, or (3) using the television on a sleep setting if possible.
Turn Off All Sources of Light
Just like external auditory stimuli, external visual stimuli can also affect one’s sleep. In order to block these stimuli off, you can do any (or all) of the following:
• Use curtains on windows or place a rolled towel beneath the door to block light. If necessary, you can use a couple of clothespins or metal binder clips to hold the curtains shut.
• You may also wear a sleeping mask to block off as much light as possible. And if wearing a sleep mask is a part of your everyday bed routine, then it helps, as wearing one would signal the body that it’s already time to relax.
Sleepovers are fun, sure, but make sure that you don’t stimulate your body before you go to sleep. What are these different stimuli?
• Consuming food that contains caffeine such as coffee will keep you awake.
• Do not eat a lot when you are about to sleep.
• DO not exercise before you go to bed since doing so “wakes up your body”.
With these tips, you can surely get a proper sleep wherever you may be, whether it’s in public transportation, at school or work during break, or someone else’s house. But only do these when you really have to.