So Not Your Own Bed: Top Tech to Help You Sleep on Your Next Trip

Do you find it hard to sleep in a new place? Whether it’s a bed you’re not used to or just the sounds of the new place, nothing is worse than lying there without being able to go to sleep.

The good news is that there are plenty of gadgets, as well as apps you can use on your smartphone or tablet, that can help you fall asleep a little easier, no matter where you lay your head. Tech companies have created tons of things designed specifically for people who travel and sleep in beds that are not there own. Here are a few that may help you find dreamland a little faster, in any bed.

A Portable Nightlight

One of the things that rob you of sleep is getting out of your routine. You’re used to sleeping in the same bed, with the same smells and sounds and overall “feeling” of place. When you’re somewhere else, your body and mind may have trouble relaxing.

Using a smart nightlight may be the answer. This particular one has over 16 million different colors and is controlled by your smartphone or tablet. If you wanted to, you could find a soothing color that you like and sleep with it on when you are in your own bed. Then, when you travel, you can set it up in the new bedroom and you’ll feel like you never left.

You can also set schedules and timers for the light so it won’t stay on all night.

An Alarm Clock App

There’s a good chance that if you’re traveling, you are going to need a reliable alarm clock app. But the best thing about this alarm clock app is that it will not only reliably wake you up, it may help you fall asleep as well.

You can program this app to play songs from your playlists and then set a sleep timer to stop after a certain time. This way, you’ll be able to hear the music you love, which may be just the thing you need to fall asleep, and you won’t have to worry about turning it off in the middle of the night.

The app turns your smartphone into a bedside clock with easy-to-read digits, so you won’t need to fumble around for it in the dark if you want to change the settings or increase the timer.

Block the Blue Light

Electronics emit a blue light that can interfere with people’s sleep. If you use your tablet or smartphone before falling asleep you may want to find something to block that light.

You can find glasses and screen covers that will block a lot of the blue light emitted from your devices. This will probably make it easier for you to get to sleep and it’s not very expensive to do so.

Having trouble falling asleep is a common occurrence for people in new places. Try one of these next time you’re away from your own bed.

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