The War Room
Discussion
Post

Actually sleeping on biz trips

HOW MANY TIMES have you gone into work and/or meetings hopped up to infinity on caffeine and other substances because you just wanted to get some sleep but the sun was like 'hello, asshole :)' at the crack of dawn.


I live in an apartment right now where this happens daily, but I found out that portable blackout curtains exist from a linkedin post and this is gonna be GAME CHANGING for travel.


Sleep masks don't work for me. I wake up with them off.


What do you do?

πŸ™ Mental Wellness
πŸ›© Travel
11
braintank
Politicker
+7
Enterprise Account Executive
I usually find that after a day of meetings I'm exhausted. The only reason I have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms is because I end up watching TV into the wee hours. As a cord-cutter with no TV in the bedroom it's very easy to waste a few hours channel surfing in bed.
SmallySmalls
Opinionated
+5
Caffeine Queen
This! So much! This and spending time on my phone. Either my phone is away in the bathroom or suddenly it's 4am and I don't know what happened to the last few hours.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I'm a night owl and despise waking up because of the sun as well. A solid chunk of hotels (especially in places such as Vegas) have rooms that just face brick walls, don't get much light, etc. If you request those rooms, they'll usually be happy to give them to you.
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I used to sleep a ton of planes but this messed up my neck and I've had chronic pain issues due to it.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Yuck I'm sorry to hear that fam. That ain't no joke.
Santipodero
Politicker
+2
Sanix
sorry to hear that, sleeping well is no joke
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
+9
Exec Director, Major Accounts
I take my home routine to the extreme when traveling. FullΒ hour of no devices before going to bed. Take extra time brushing teeth, stretching, etc. drink as much water as possible.Β 

CRANK the AC as cold as it will go. Helps twofold as i sleep better when it’s cold, plus it constantly turns on the compressor for white nose.Β 
youKNOW
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
I used to travel to the east coast, quarterly, for meetings with my two biggest customers (in NY and DC.) Typically I'd be flying out early the day of the first meeting, and then take a train to the next city later on that day. I generally just try to sleep when I'm not in contact with the customers so on the plane, on the train, or in my room after the last meeting. If for whatever reason I can't get any sleep, I'd gut it out. 48 hours is no big deal, caffeine is a way of life.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
I am a TERRIBLE hotel sleeper. I usually have to take something to help me sleep.
Sa
SalesLyfe301
Contributor
+2
Account Specialist
I find a good book and a nice glass of good old JW Double Black with my laptop open does the trick
Lucy710
Politicker
+5
Channel Account Manager
If the pants hangers from the room are not latched to the rack, clip the curtains shut!!!
TheNegotiator
Politicker
+7
VP of Sales
Hahaha this is so real for me rn.Β  I'm in Delaware training our new US team for my 2nd 3-week trip.Β  This one was actually supposed to be 6-weeks, I just quit, so that cut it a little short.

I've spent 6 out of the last 9, and what would've been 9/12 weeks on the road and it's killing me.Β  COVID put a halter on travel, and being back on the road only 2 years after I stopped travelling regularly for work has been a huge change..

And now the new gig. is a permanent relocation cross country in Canada, so that should be fun.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Never had this issue. After a day of fysical meetings I sleep when my head hits the pillow.Β 
10
Business Trip Shenanigans - craziest story on the road.
Question
17
6
Just got back from my first post-COVID business trip!
Question
16
9
Venting: my brother just ruined my wife’s birthday get together
Discussion
9