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How to Get Great Sleep on Your Summer Vacation

Memorial Day. July 4th. Labor Day. Prime travel season is upon us. Whether you’re headed out of town for a long weekend or taking an extended vacation, traveling can wreak havoc on your sleep.

“Travel messes with sleep in all sorts of ways, from changing time zones to sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings,” says Terry Cralle, RN, clinical sleep educator and Saatva sleep consultant. “And sleep loss, in turn, decreases your ability to handle the typical challenges of travel—traffic, long lines, tight connections, and jet lag.”

It doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve rounded up our best travel sleep tips to help you catch those Z’s when you’re away from home. Have a question you don’t see addressed here? Send us an email at sleepenlightened@saatva.com.

Christina Heiser is the content manager at Saatva. She has held previous positions at Everyday Health, Women's Health, and L'Oréal. When she's not working, you can find Christina checking out the latest boutique fitness classes in New York City, cheering on her college basketball team (go Red Storm!), and trying new beauty and wellness trends.