Forbes: Nov 2015
6 Ways You’re Sleeping Wrong on the Road
We all want to accomplish more in less time but we’re not meant to be zombies. A good night’s sleep is not out of the question for anyone dealing with a high-powered job or daily stress.
According to Dr. Rebecca Robbins, The Benjamin Hotel’s sleep consultant, turns out our ability to be sharp goes through the roof with solid shuteye. Keep these bedtime no-no’s in check:
1.Making your bed an office. Instead of opening your laptop over the covers, pick up a book to wind down.
2.Warm blanket. A warm bath? Absolutely. But keep the room temperature down to 66 degrees.
3.Taking a nap. If you’re traveling through time zones, power through the first day with exercise and sync up to the local clock.
4.Not taking a nap. Opting for that late afternoon cup of coffee to fight food coma can hurt, not help. Take a short snooze under the desk, if necessary.
5.Having a night cap. Alcohol will be a stimulant so end those happy hours early and close out business from the mind 90 minutes before bed time.
6.Eating your way to sleep. No heavy meals. Keep dinner light and treat yourself to a soporific, bed-time snack.
Good night and sleep tight!