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Pilots and travelers alike suffer from the same issues when it comes to sleep; different beds, jet-lag resulting from time changes and being in constant motion all day. Perhaps your'e like me and just suck at sleeping. No matter where I am, or what time I need to get some rest, I try to keep some consistency in my bed-time ritual. 

When I am ready to start said ritual, I take one Unisom tab. I am not a fan of this but when different time-zones confuse my body clock, this is an FAA approved item to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. Out of all the OTC sleep aids I have tried, I personally like this one because I can pop out of a dead sleep, if necessary, and not feel groggy. 

If I still smell like jet fuel, a quick rinse in warm water helps with circulation and gets your blood flowing to beat the (usually freezing) hotel room. I ALWAYS wash my face. Makeup, dirt, and free-radicals take such a toll on my skin and make me look aged if I don't do this religiously. I have a travel-size kit of the same Rodan + Fields skin care line I use when I am home. Consistency is key. 

pending on the climate, I wear silk short pajamas in warmer areas and cotton pants and a T-shirt in cooler spots. I slather on some Lavender Hand creme from Anna's Apothecary and coat my lips with Rodan + Fields repairing chapstick. 

A quick round of bed-time yoga stretches and skimming over my nightly devotional eases my muscles, calms my mind & heart and helps to slow my thought process into a relaxing state. 

Now to break out the essentials! I have found bits and pieces of these items during my travels. I use them during work trips when I fly, and they come in handy when I airline:

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS AND START YOUR OWN SLEEPY TIME ROADY KIT, I PROVIDED LINKS BELOW! Please note that some of the links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you make a purchase. I would never recommend anything I don’t personally love, and the income goes to keeping this site updated and free for everyone!

ENDING YOUR DAY RIGHT - JOYCE MEYER

I love and appreciate this quick and easy read right before I say my own prayers and doze off.

ALASKA BEAR SILK PILLOW CASE

While its not shown above, this pillow case keeps my hair from knotting and frizzing when I sleep like a banshee. If I am going an an extended trip, this folds up nicely in my suitcase 

JERSEY SLUMBER SLEEP MASK

This baby doesn't let in ANY light! The jersey is soft on my eyes and the head wrap piece is silk so its not damaging or creasing to my hair. 

HOWARD LEIGHT WOMENS EARPLUGS

These come in handy most of all! So many different hotels radiate lots of different noises that keep me up at all hours. They double as ear protection from jet blast on the flight line too! 

LAVENDER POUCHES

While I got mine as a gift from France, I found this sweet organic alternative for you. I lay this next to my pillow for its calming scent, it also doubles to keep my suitcase smelling sweet! 

UNISOM SLEEP TABS

Definitely get the orange label with Doxylamine in it. Start with a half and let me know how it works out for you!

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ANNA'S APOTHECARY BODY BUTTER

One of my most favorite stops in Colorado! Her website is up and running and she ships! This organic body butter comes in amazing flavors and after a long day of travel , my skin is SO dry. I put this on before bed and I wake up baby-smooth and smelling so good. 

One of my most favorite stops in Colorado! Her website is up and running and she ships! This organic body butter comes in amazing flavors and after a long day of travel , my skin is SO dry. I put this on before bed and I wake up baby-smooth and smelling so good. 

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R+F LIP SHIELD BROAD SPECRTUM

My lips pressing against a headset mic all day in the cockpit leaves them so chapped by bed time. I slather this stuff on religiously before I fall asleep.

Meditation & yoga

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Heres a good beginners guide to Chakra's. Focusing on these energies has kept my health and mental attitude in a more peaceful state. 

Energy Meditation

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After a long day cramped in an airplane, I ditch the mat and do these poses before i drift off to sleep. 

Pre-sleep stretch

Traveling can take a toll on your sleep habits and rem cycle. See whats in my overnight kit to overcome being a drowsy-damsel.

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