As much as we love our homes, we all desire to see different places, try new foods, and learn about other cultures. We travel to expand our minds, make unforgettable memories, and explore places we had only seen in photos or read about in books. Of course, we also travel to visit family—to go back to the towns we grew up in, back to the familiar.
Whether your destination is a tropical escape, a European city, your childhood home, or not yet determined, it’s important that you stay well-rested. You can’t truly enjoy the Colosseum (or even your mom’s famous apple pie) if you’re half asleep. So, how can you get a good night’s sleep while traveling? Keep reading…
1. Take the Right Pillow With You
A pillow can make all the difference when you’re sleeping in a new (or very, very old) bed. You don’t want to wake up with a stiff neck or pounding headache, so one of our organic pillows may be worth packing. And okay, I totally get that it might be a bit of a challenge to bring a body pillow onto a plane (unless you’re seriously dedicated), but bringing a travel pillow or even a head pillow is possible. If you’re road tripping it though and you’re a side sleeper, definitely make room for your body pillow since it will be your best friend while you’re staying at a hotel or sleeping in your uncomfortable childhood bed.
A body pillow is meant to keep your spine aligned while you sleep on your side. It is wonderful at relieving your pressure points since this long pillow supports your hips throughout the night. Too many people toss and turn because they’re sleeping in an uncomfortable position. As you hold onto your body pillow, you’ll immediately feel relaxed; your body isn’t twisting or falling forward, but keeping still as you doze off. This cozy sleeping aid will help you get those zzz’s, even when you’re far from home.
Not able to bring a body pillow with you, but still want to add a little organic comfort to your adventure? Our mini pillow acts as a traditional travel pillow. This pillow will help keep your neck supported while you take a much-deserved nap. The mini pillow is available in either natural shredded latex or natural wool. Shredded latex conforms to your neck and shoulders, while wool has a denser feel and is perfect for those who “sleep hot.”
I recommend bringing a head pillow if you can, since you can’t guarantee that the pillows at your destination will be comfortable. Savvy Rest offers all sorts of pillows, so there is bound to be one that will work for your needs. Our customers love the organic kapok pillow. Kapok is a fluffy fiber that grows in warm climates and is used as an alternative to down. If you love a super soft pillow, this may be the right one for you. It is also customizable, so you can unzip the inner casing and take out as much of this natural fill as you’d like! We’ve really thought of everything. Our other customizable pillow fill options are wool, wool-latex and shredded latex.