Exhaustion is beginning to set in while I’m writing this. I’ve been up since 4am. A month ago I decided it was a cool idea to book an early morning flight to southwest Florida. “I’ll have all day when I get there to do stuff!” I reasoned. “It’s like maximizing your vacation time!”
Joke’s on me, since I’m pretty sure 2pm will have a nap with my name on it.
So I’m sitting here, yawning in economy, 38,000 feet in the air. I’d love to catch some shut-eye now, but I realize I’ve wrecked my routine with an early morning wake-up call, plus two strong, sugary cups of airport coffee. It’s an equation for strung-out, sleepy disaster. The opposite of #goals, if you will.
Frankly I should know better, and so should you. But we’ve all been in this snafu, and the next time you know you’re going to jam up your sleep schedule, listen to these armed forces veterans to get the best tips on how to fall asleep anywhere, anytime. (Perhaps the only thing the military knows better about travel, in fact, is packing.) They may be from different branches, but all veterans are special forces when it comes to getting sleep.