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How To Sleep Better When You Travel: Pack a Sleep Kit!

By: SleepScore Labs  |  December 14th, 2023
If you’re among the over 100 million people traveling this holiday break, you know that holiday travel brings more time for fun visits with friends and family. But travel also brings challenges when it comes to sleep. 

What if you could practice a simple strategy to get better sleep naturally? 

One of the secrets to better sleep when you’re in an unfamiliar environment is to bring a sleep kit.  

Why Does Packing a Sleep Kit Work?

First, you are thinking ahead to the sleep experience you want to have. You already know you’re going to be busy and you might have some late nights. 

But by planning your sleep kit, you’re making sure you’ll feel just a little more at home and helping improve your sleep when in a hotel room, guest room, or even while you’re in transit too. 

Why not choose an attractive case for your sleep items, so they are organized in one place? That will make your evening easier, and make it feel like you are unwrapping a gift. 

Consider what helps you fall asleep and get better sleep when you’re at home. Then, plan for additional challenges such as more light or noise than you are used to. To block light, many people travel with a sleep mask and a large binder clip to hold curtains together if needed. To block disruptive noises, headphones, earbuds, ear plugs, or sound machines are helpful when on the road or at bedtime  

To be as prepared as possible, consider physical comfort too. Bringing your own pillow and cozy blanket takes up space, but you’ll be glad to have them while flying, driving, or at your final destination.

What to Include in Your Sleep Kit  

In addition to the items mentioned above, the following sleep products are perfect for your next trip if you want to support your sleep. If you have someone in your life who travels often, these items also make great gifts.


  1. Sleepy’s Scented Pillow Inserts provide a relaxing scent that signals your brain to fall asleep. SleepScore Validated Sleepy’s Scented Pillow Inserts are easy to take on your trip. Individually packaged, light, and easy to use, you’ll look forward to resting your head on your pillow after a day of adventures.

2. World’s Smallest White Noise Machine™ – Sound Oasis – SleepScore Labs will take your brain off of high alert at strange sounds.

Swanwick Silk Sleep Eye Mask

3. Swanwick 100% Pure Silk Eye Mask – SleepScore Labs to block out light and soothe your eyes.


These items are light, convenient, and easy to use when you’re on the road. 

Remember, too, that the SleepScore app can help you sleep better when you travel. 

Features like DreamScape and meditation tools in the app will help you wind down and prepare for rest even in an unfamiliar environment. 

Use the app on your next trip and enjoy using your sleep kit!


Key Takeaways for Help Sleeping When You Travel 

You can have the best of both worlds! It’s possible to have a great time on your trip and get a good night’s sleep after your busy day. 

Sleep is important when you travel because it helps you feel good and makes it possible to enjoy yourself.

Packing a sleep kit is a great way to bring some of the comforts of home to your destination, whether you are at a hotel or a guest room. 

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