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How To Sleep Better While on Vacation at Our Newport Beach House Rentals


How To Sleep Better While on Vacation at Our Newport Beach House Rentals

Although some people enjoy great sleep on vacation when the stress of our day-to-day life falls away, others can struggle with sleeping due to the shift in routine. Just sleeping in an unfamiliar bed, even the high-quality ones at our Newport Beach house rentals, can be enough to throw your circadian rhythm for a loop. Luckily, there are some simple strategies that can help you get great sleep while on vacation. These four tips can get you on the right track.

Maintain a Consistent Routine

Vacation usually presents a routine that contrasts significantly with our usual home life. Try incorporating aspects of your home routine (especially your evening and morning routines) into your vacation schedule to keep your body’s sleep schedule a little bit more consistent. Your body works best when it has a consistent routine, so waking up at a consistent time and setting a typical bedtime (one that allows you at least 8 hours of sleep) is the single best way to ensure that you sleep well and feel rested when you wake. Additionally, if you typically go for a morning run or have a hot herbal tea in the evening to wind you down, try keeping up with those habits as much as possible.

Take Time to Wind Down

Similarly, having a wind-down routine can be a great way to signal to your body that it’s bedtime and help you get to sleep faster. Give yourself 30 minutes or more to do something relaxing before bed, whether that’s drinking herbal tea, journaling to clear your mind, or listening to a fun podcast. You could even do some simple vinyasa in your bedroom or out on the deck if the weather is right. And of course, brush your teeth, wash your face, take out your contacts, and all that good stuff. Maybe even take a relaxing soak in the tub or rinse in the shower. Your body will thank you.

Curate Your Environment

Although there are those who can easily fall asleep anywhere (and we’re jealous of them!), for most of us, having a peaceful space to rest is a must! Luckily our Newport Beach house rentals are cozy, comfy, and climate-controlled. Give yourself the gift of a good place to sleep by keeping your bedroom clean and comfy. Fluff your pillows, make your bed, maybe get an essential oil diffuser going, if that’s your thing! If noisy distractions sometimes keep you from sleeping, consider bringing a white noise machine (they’re inexpensive and easy to find online). Or just let the sound of the ocean waves lull you to sleep.

Beyond that, did you know temperature can make a big difference to your sleep? The human body sleeps most comfortably at between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, so try turning the temperature down a bit at night, especially when the weather is hot! A cold room and cozy blanket can be the perfect combo for better sleep.

Have Healthy Eating & Drinking Habits

You might be surprised by how much food and drink can influence your sleep cycle. The human body isn’t great at getting to sleep when it’s hungry or when it’s very full—besides feeling uncomfortable, it also affects the chemicals your body produces and those chemicals can interfere with your Circadian rhythm. In general, avoid eating right before bed, and avoid large meals within about 3 hours of bedtime.

If you drink, it’s important to be aware that alcohol can also be a culprit of poor sleep. Even though alcohol is a depressant and can make you feel sleepy, sleeping after drinking alcohol can result in poor sleep quality and irregular sleep patterns. It’s best to avoid excess drinking, especially right before bed, if you’re hoping to get a restful night’s sleep.

That’s it for our tips for better sleep! If you’d like to see any future tips and recommendations from us in the future, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Finally, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions and seasonal updates for our vacation rentals in Newport Beach, CA, follow us on Instagram!

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