The secret to a great night's sleep

Tips for sleeping on the commute

Are you feeling the slug of the daily commute? Recent studies suggest that the average person in the UK spends 2 hours of their day commuting to and from their place of work. With Britons reportedly spending the most time commuting in Europe, countries such as Belgium are looking at less than an hour travelling time each day.

There are ways to make the commute a little more tolerable though, and at Silentnight we are big fans of using this time to catch up on your sleep.

How can you relax and be comfortable enough to grab that power nap when you're on a train or bus though? Follow out top tips and you'll be snoozing your way into the office in no time!

Top tips for sleeping on the move 

  • Layer up and use a spare jumper or coat not only to keep warm whilst waiting for your transport to arrive, but also to use as a makeshift pillow. You could even use your scarf or hat, which are a commuting essential in the colder months.
  • If you're travelling by train, book your seat in advance and obtain a window seat where possible. This makes using your improvised pillow a little bit easier, as you'll have something to lean against! 
  • Make your nap sanctuary even more comfortable and cosy, by covering up with your coat. This also makes you feel a little less cramped when using your coat as a blanket, rather than keeping all of your heavy layer on.
  • Listen to an audio book or some relaxing music - the comforting lull of someone reading a story will help you gently drift off for a short while, whilst listening to relaxing music also helps to avoid being woken up by noise from fellow commuters. 
  • The last thing to remember is to set an alarm for a few minutes before your expected stop. By waking up before your arrival, you will ensure that you are ready and able to face the short walk to the office, rather than panicking, waking up when the train or bus actually stops!

Have you got any tips to share for making the nap on the commute a little easier? Share them with us on Twitter by tagging @Silentnightbeds.

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