|6 Tips for Better Sleep When You Travel
Charlene Gamaldo, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep
Nothing can upset your sleep schedule quite like stepping on an airplane and jetting off to a foreign land — even if it’s for fun.
“All of us have an optimal period when our bodies want to sleep — typically around 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. This is called your ‘circadian window,’” says Charlene Gamaldo, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep . “And any time you travel, particularly across two or more time zones, it ends up wreaking havoc on your circadian window.” Whether you’re traveling for work or for play, here are a few tips to keep sleep disruption to a minimum.