5 Ways To Get Better Sleep While Travelling

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Do you often find yourself struggling to get a good night’s sleep while travelling? If so, you’re not alone. Jet lag, unfamiliar surroundings, and noise can all make it difficult to get the rest you need. However, following these five tips can improve your chances of getting a good night’s sleep while on the road.

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1. Stick To A Routine

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even if you’re on vacation. This will help keep your body’s natural sleep rhythm in check. If you can’t stick to a strict schedule, aim for consistency as much as possible. For example, go to bed and wake up around the same time each day, even if it’s not exactly the same time. A routine will help you to relax and feel sleepy when it’s time for bed.

2. Get Plenty Of Exercise

During the day, make sure to get some exercise. Physical activity will help you to sleep better at night. Just be careful not to exercise too close to bedtime, as this can keep you awake. Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per day. This could include walking, biking, swimming, or another activity that gets your heart rate up. If you can’t fit in a full 30 minutes of exercise, try to skip public transport and walk instead. You could also opt for taking the stairs and avoiding the elevator to get that extra bit of exercise in. 

3. Limit Caffeine And Alcohol

Caffeine and alcohol are two substances that can interfere with sleep. Caffeine is a stimulant, so it can make it harder to fall asleep. Alcohol, on the other hand, can make you feel sleepy at first, but it actually disrupts sleep later in the night. If you’re struggling to sleep while travelling, limit your intake of both caffeine and alcohol. Limiting these will promote better sleep and improve your overall health while travelling.

4. Take Your Herbs And Oils

Chamomile, lavender, bergamot, and CBD are all great for relaxation. If you’re not into tea, put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow to help you get a better night’s sleep. If you’re travelling to a place with a lot of unfamiliar sights and smells, your brain may have a harder time shutting down at night. This is where CBD ingestibles come in; they can help ease anxiety and promote relaxation. Various herbs and oils have been used for centuries to promote sleep, so there’s no harm in bringing some with you on your trip.

5. Get Some Sun

During the day, try to get some natural light. This will help keep your body’s natural sleep rhythm in check. Exposure to sunlight also helps trigger the release of melatonin, which can help you feel sleepy at night. If you’re stuck indoors during the day, try to sit near a window. And when travelling to a new time zone, get outside as soon as possible to help reset your body’s clock. While it is not always possible to get out in the sun, try to at least get some fresh air every day.

It can be tough to get a good night’s sleep while travelling. But by following these five tips, you can help yourself get the rest you need and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore your destination.




3 Benefits of Going For a More Streamlined Aesthetic in Your Home Life

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What sort of aesthetic do you have going on in your home? Is it the kind of thing you would describe as “streamlined,” or is it a bit more haphazard, clunky, and cluttered?

The idea of a streamlined home aesthetic tends to go hand-in-hand with things like a minimalist ethos, and with modern design trends — such as the famous Scandinavian noir looks that have become increasingly popular.

Ultimately, going for a more streamlined aesthetic in your home can yield some pretty significant benefits that may not necessarily be immediately apparent upfront, including more energy and motivation to direct to hobby projects.

Here are just a few of the benefits of going for a more streamlined aesthetic in your home life.

Things are often easier to manage when they’re more streamlined and minimalist

One of the big reasons why Mac computers and Apple products, in general, are so well regarded, is the fact that they feature a very streamlined, minimalist, and visually appealing interface — which means that they are relatively easy to navigate and maintain.

You can look up the original article on CleanMyMac, on freeing up Mac disk space — but suffice to say the same simplicity-related benefits that come from using a Mac also apply to having a more streamlined aesthetic in your home, in general.

When your home is tidy and well organised, with everything where it should be, and without over-cluttering, it will just generally be a lot easier to stay on top of chores, deal with various tasks, find things you’ve been looking for, and so on.

A streamlined aesthetic can help to promote feelings of calm and balance

Do you find that you tend to feel more in control, calm and balanced when you are in environments that are well maintained and that have a clear and visually pleasing design aesthetic to them?

If you do, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is a totally normal response — as the nature of the environments we find ourselves in will always have a lot to do with how we feel on a day-to-day basis.

Emphasising a more streamlined home aesthetic is likely to help you to feel your best at any given time.

A streamlined aesthetic can help to promote momentum and activity

Maybe you’d like to lead a more active and outgoing life in general? To take up different hobbies and projects, sign up for various classes, and to lead a proactive and adventurous life in general?

If so, the overall aesthetic that you nurture in your home can have a big impact on the degree of momentum that you experience on a regular basis.

If your home is streamlined and organised, it’s quite likely that you’ll find yourself more motivated to jump up and get moving moment by moment, as opposed to feeling lethargic and unmotivated, and spending your free time glued to your sofa or your bed.

Aiming to keep clutter on the low side can be very helpful here in and of itself, but a streamlined aesthetic — specifically — can have significant additional benefits.

 

Common Home Interior Design Mistakes You Must Avoid

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Let’s face it: many people go for similar styles when it comes to interior design. Contemporary styles are very popular at the moment, and most home furnishing retailers adapted their product ranges with that in mind.

But, that doesn’t stop people from creating their own unique styles for their homes. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that because it makes sense to come up with style fusions or try things that most other people haven’t done before with their interior design.

However, there are some very obvious mistakes that a few people make when redecorating their homes. If you want to make sure you don’t make them as well, find out more about what you need to avoid doing below:

Poor Lighting Choices

If you’re planning to live in total darkness, you can ignore this section. Otherwise, it’s essential you digest the main takeaway of this part of the article: don’t make poor lighting choices!

One of the most common interior design mistakes people make is leaving their lighting choices as an afterthought. Fantastic lighting can help transform any room into something extraordinary.

When you’re considering your interior design choices, always think about the best type of lighting to complement the colours, styles, and furniture used within each room.

Poor Furniture Choices

It should come as no surprise that one of the top reasons some people aren’t good at home interior design is when they make poor furniture choices. As you can appreciate, the furniture you choose for each room must compliment your interior decor.

For example, if you’ve gone for a contemporary look for your dining room, a round dining table and matching chairs would look quite smart compared to something that would be more in keeping with a Jacobean style.

Similarly, if you’re going for a retro art deco theme for your living room, you wouldn’t necessarily choose a shabby chic TV cabinet.

Crowded Walls

Some folks might seek inspiration for their home decor ideas on websites like Pinterest. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, it’s not always possible to pull off the same look on a “pinned” image.

One example is creating a photo montage wall. Yes, it can be a great way to remind yourself about everything you love in your life by putting up photos of certain people and places. But, you could easily go too far and create a chaotic photographic nightmare.

Consider the amount of space available to you, along with the size of the room, before you decide how many photos to put up on the wall and the dimensions of each frame.

Forgetting to Take Measurements

One final point to bear in mind is that some home dwellers fall in love with certain items of furniture, for example, and believe those items would look great in their homes. Unfortunately, they forget to take any measurements.

As you can imagine, disappointment and frustration will often ensue, especially when they can’t even get said items of furniture through their front or back doors! That’s why it’s always crucial to measure spaces and doorways before buying anything bulky.

 

 

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