While the idea of getting drunk all night long at a dimly lit bar in Hong Kong seemed to be just what you needed during your time out on vacation, it may just ruin your much-awaited vacation.
Not even considering jet lags, everyday sleep during your time off is highly important so that you can enjoy your vacation to the best of your ability. On top of everything, it’s your travel, a time to rest for crying out loud! Get some sleep!
Sleep is more important than food or drink
So don’t skip it. Or deprive yourself off of it. Period. It’s pretty elementary. Humans need a full rest in the form of sleep in order to function. This becomes even truer as you are traveling. You’re not simply sitting at your desk typing away at your office you’re desperately wanting to escape from.
You’re actually traveling and doing activities that require your physical strength. Sleep is not just your friend. It’s your survival.
Especially if you got a jet lag
Whether you like it or not, you need it. Take a melatonin supply if you have a jetlag. It’s a hormone that helps regulate your sleep cycle and is generally safer compared to most sleep aid pills. Make sure not to take melatonin every single day of your travel!
Use it to “reset” your body’s natural circadian rhythm to help you sleep faster. You can even take it during or before a flight if you have a long, overnight flight.
Can’t enjoy your vacation without enough rest
Sleep is a way for your body to reset itself. It’s a time for your whole physical function to prepare themselves for what is to come tomorrow. Lack of sleep has been known to cause difficulties in concentration, feeling drowsy throughout the day, and it can even lead to the experience of “microsleep”, which is the mind going into the state of sleep while you’re awake.
This all means that your body cannot function as it should because you’re depriving it of their rights to rest. How can you enjoy your much-anticipated holiday if you don’t allow yourself some sleep?
Lack of sleep has been known to cause accidents
You’re traveling to have a good time. Why enable accidents to come to you by doing your travel activities without sleep? Sleep deprivation was one of the factors of some of the major accidents known in the world.
But in everyday lives, it’s one of the common causes of road accidents. Fatigue is a major cause.
If you’re taking a road trip around the country, stopping once in a while is not just important. You need to. Period. Schedule some a time to stop. This is important even when you don’t plan to stop at a hotel to sleep.
Simply stopping and stretching your legs at a gas station is also a helpful method to take a short break. So, ready to head back to bed and get some much needed beauty sleep? Your adventure would surely come tomorrow. Now, sleep!